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NOUN (1)

1. an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground;


VERB (1)

1. cut with a scythe;
- Example: "scythe grass or grain"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scythe \Scythe\, v. t. To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Time had not scythed all that youth begun. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scythe \Scythe\ (s[imac]th), n. [OE. sithe, AS. s[imac][eth]e, sig[eth]e; akin to Icel. sig[eth]r a sickle, LG. segd, seged, seed, seid, OHG. segansa sickle, scythe, G. sense scythe, and to E. saw a cutting instrument. See Saw.] [Written also sithe and sythe.] 1. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use. [1913 Webster] The sharp-edged scythe shears up the spiring grass. --Drayton. [1913 Webster] Whatever thing The scythe of Time mows down. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Antiq.) A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scythe n 1: an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground v 1: cut with a scythe; "scythe grass or grain"