[rey-zer] /ˈreɪ zər/
a sharp-edged instrument used especially for shaving the face or trimming the hair.
an electrically powered instrument used for the same purpose.
verb (used with object)
to shave, cut, or remove with or as if with a razor.
on the razor’s edge, in a difficult or precarious position.
a sharp implement used esp by men for shaving the face
on a razor’s edge, on a razor-edge, in an acute dilemma
(transitive) to cut or shave with a razor
late 13c., from Old French raseor “a razor” (12c.), from raser “to scrape, shave” (see rase). Razor clam (1835, American English) so called because its shell resembles an old folding straight-razor. Razor-edge figurative of sharpness or a fine surface from 1680s.
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).
see: sharp as a tack (razor)
[rey-zer-fish] /ˈreɪ zərˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) razorfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) razorfishes. 1. any of several wrasses of the genus Hemipteronatus having a compressed, sharp-edged head, as H. novacula (pearly razorfish) of the West Indies and the Mediterranean Sea.
noun 1. any of various sand-burrowing bivalve molluscs of the genera Ensis and Solen, which have a long tubular shell US name razor clam
noun 1. . noun 1. strong wire with pieces of sharp metal set across it at close intervals, used to make fences or barriers
[raz] /ræz/ Slang. verb (used with object) 1. to deride; make fun of; tease. noun 2. (def 4). /ræz/ verb 1. (transitive) to make fun of; deride noun 2. short for raspberry (sense 5) v. “to hiss or deride,” 1920, shortened and altered variant of raspberry (q.v.) in its rhyming slang sense. Related: Razzed; razzing. […]