Definition of axe :
1. A tool or instrument of steel, or of iron with a steel edge or blade, for felling trees, chopping and splitting wood, hewing timber, etc. It is wielded by a wooden helve or handle, so fixed in a socket or eye as to be in the same plane with the blade. The broadax, or carpenter's ax, is an ax for hewing timber, made heavier than the chopping ax, and with a broader and thinner blade and a shorter handle.
2. Alt. of Axeman
halve (part of speech: verb)
tool (part of speech: noun)
hacksaw, punch, bench drill, sickle, miter box, hoe, gouge, level, shears, square, hedge trimmer, chisel, crowbar, coping saw, spoke shave, pliers, tool, lug wrench, hammer, spade, wedge, stapler, chain saw, keyhole saw, auger, buzz saw, shovel, wrecking bar, sledgehammer, cold chisel, file, screwdriver, circular saw, trowel, monkey wrench, welder, hatchet, drill, band saw, snips, ball-peen hammer, scythe, saw, spanner, scissors, machete, planer, crosscut saw, tire iron, vise, grindstone, radial arm saw, jigsaw, scroll saw, handsaw, claw hammer, emery wheel, wrench, back saw, pipe wrench, drill press, mallet, awl, pickax, bow saw, calipers, arc welder, jointer, table saw, edger, tin snips, jackknife, knife, posthole auger, plane, lathe, pick, ripsaw, grapnel
separate (part of speech: verb)
divide, incise, bisect, sever, sunder, slice, disarticulate, unfix, disintegrate, split, disjoin, estrange, alienate, remove, detach, dissociate, disunite, disassemble, insulate, cut, fragment, break, disaffiliate, amputate, disengage, divorce, cleave, part, rend, unglue, halve, separate, dissect, disconnect, rip, excise, disassociate, segregate, uncouple, pare, scissor, unhinge, dismantle
- They crowded into the house and began to help themselves, but the old lady she took the axe and soon made them clear out. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
- The axe is locked in the captain's cabin. - "The After House", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
- The scream of the watchman instantly aroused the other warriors, who, as they scrambled in their blankets, found over them a terrible white- lipped creature with an axe- an axe, the most appallingly brutal of weapons. - "Last Words", Stephen Crane.