razor
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɹeɪzə/
Noun

razor (plural razors)

  1. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or other parts of the body.
  2. Any tool or instrument designed for shaving.
  3. The sharp tusk of a wild boar.
  4. (philosophy) A conceptual device that allows one to shave away unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.
    Occam's razor, Hanlon's razor
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: presa
  • Russian: би́вень
Verb

razor (razors, present participle razoring; past and past participle razored)

  1. (transitive) To shave with a razor.
    • 1868, George MacDonald, Guild Court, London: Hurst & Blackett, Volume 3, Chapter 6, p. 137,
      He thought likewise, that what with razoring and tanning, and the change of his clothes, he was not likely to be recognised.
    • 1996, George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones, New York: Bantam, 2016, “Tyrion,” p. 641,
      Lord Tywin did not believe in half measures. He razored his lip and chin as well, but kept his side-whiskers, two great thickets of wiry golden hair that covered most of his cheeks from ear to jaw.

Razor
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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