From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
1. An offensive weapon, having a long and usually sharp-pointed blade with a cutting edge or edges. It is the general term, including the small sword, rapier, saber, scimiter, and many other varieties.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
84 Moby Thesaurus words for "sword": Excalibur, ax, battler, belligerent, belted knight, bickerer, bilbo, blade, bravo, brawler, broadsword, bully, bullyboy, claymore, cold steel, combatant, competitor, contender, contestant, cutlass, cutlery, cutter, dagger, disputant, duelist, edge tools, enforcer, epee, falchion, fencer, feuder, fighter, fighting cock, foil, foilsman, gamecock, gladiator, glaive, goon, gorilla, hatchet man, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, jouster, knife, knight, militant, naked steel, pigsticker, plug-ugly, point, puncturer, quarreler, rapier, rioter, rival, rough, rowdy, ruffian, saber, sabreur, scimitar, scrapper, scuffler, sharpener, squabbler, steel, strong arm, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler, swashbuckler, swordplayer, swordsman, thug, tilter, toad sticker, tough, trusty sword, tuck, tussler, whittle, wrangler
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
6: Prov. 5:4; Ezek. 16:40; 21:3-5). It is a symbol of divine chastisement (Deut. 32:25; Ps. 7:12; 78:62), and of a slanderous tongue (Ps. 57:4; 64:3; Prov. 12:18). The word of God is likened also to a sword (Heb. 4:12; Eph. 6:17; Rev. 1:16). Gideon's watchword was, "The sword of the Lord" (Judg. 7:20).
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