1. edge tool used in shaving
1. shave with a razor
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Razor \Ra"zor\ (r[=a]"z[~e]r), n. [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL.
rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See Raze, v. t.,
Rase, v. t.]
1. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the
hair from the face or the head; also called a straight
razor. "Take thee a barber's razor." --Ezek. v. 1.
2. a device used for shaving, having a replaceable blade with
a very sharp edge; also called safety razor. Also a
similar device, made of plastic, in which the blade is
neither replaceable nor can be sharpened, intended to be
discarded after the blade dulls -- called a disposable
3. (Zool.) A tusk of a wild boar.
Razor fish. (Zool.)
(a) A small Mediterranean fish (Coryphaena novacula),
prized for the table.
(b) The razor shell.
Razor grass (Bot.), a West Indian plant (Scleria
scindens), the triangular stem and the leaves of which
are edged with minute sharp teeth.
Razor grinder (Zool.), the European goat-sucker.
Razor shell (Zool.), any marine bivalve shell belonging to
Solen and allied genera, especially Solen ensis (or
Ensatella ensis), and Solen Americana, which have a
long, narrow, somewhat curved shell, resembling a razor
handle in shape. Called also razor clam, razor fish,
Razor stone. Same as Novaculite.
Razor strap, or razor strop, a strap or strop used in
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: edge tool used in shaving
v 1: shave with a razor
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
The Nazarites were forbidden to make use of the razor (Num. 6:5;
Judg. 13:5). At their consecration the Levites were shaved all
over with a razor (Num. 8:7; comp. Ps. 52:2; Ezek. 5:1).
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
RAZOR, n. An instrument used by the Caucasian to enhance his beauty,
by the Mongolian to make a guy of himself, and by the Afro-American to
affirm his worth.