A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [adz]
    • /ædz/
    • /ædz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [adz]
    • /ædz/

Definitions of adz word

  • noun adz an axlike tool for trimming and smoothing wood, etc., with a curved blade at right angles to the handle 3
  • noun adz an axlike tool, for dressing timbers roughly, with a curved, chisellike steel head mounted at a right angle to the wooden handle. 1
  • verb with object adz to dress or shape (wood) with an adz. 1
  • noun adz (mostly, US) alternative spelling of adze. 1
  • noun adz type of axe 1
  • noun adz (chiefly US) Alternative spelling of adze. 0

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Origin of adz

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English ad(e)se, Old English adesa; *ad-es-, of obscure origin, appears to be formed like ax, and might by association with the latter have lost *w-; if so, < Germanic *wad-, cognate with Lithuanian vedegà adz

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Parts of speech for Adz


adz popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

adz usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adz

noun adz

  • hatchet — a small, short-handled ax having the end of the head opposite the blade in the form of a hammer, made to be used with one hand.
  • chopper — A chopper is a helicopter.
  • tomahawk — a light ax used by the North American Indians as a weapon and tool.

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