an axlike tool, for dressing timbers roughly, with a curved, chisellike steel head mounted at a right angle to the wooden handle.
to dress or shape (wood) with an adz.
a heavy hand tool with a steel cutting blade attached at right angles to a wooden handle, used for dressing timber
also adz, middle english adese, adse, from old english adesa “adze, hatchet,” of unknown origin, perhaps somehow related to old french aisse, latin ascia “axe” (see ax). spelling with -z- is from 18c. adze “has been monosyllabic only since the seventeenth century. the word has no cognates, though it resembles the names of the adz and the hammer in many languages” [liberman, 2008].
advise (shortwave transmission)
- Adzuki bean
a bushy plant, vigna (phaseolus) angularis, widely cultivated in asia. the edible bean of this plant, from which a flour is made.
noun a leguminous plant, phaseolus angularis, that has yellow flowers and pods containing edible brown seeds; widely cultivated as a food crop in china and j-pan the seed of this plant noun the plant producing the adzuki bean word origin j-p. azuki
- Ae & p
abbreviation amb-ssador extraordinary and plenipotentiary
aeronautical engineer. aeronautical engineer aeronautical engineering
a patronymic for any of the descendants of aeacus, as achilles, peleus, and telamon.