VS.

Lynx vs. Axe

Published:

Lynxnoun

Any of several medium-sized wild cats, mostly of the genus Lynx.

Axenoun

A tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc. consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a handle attached to it.

Lynxnoun

Any one of several species of feline animals of the genus Felis, and subgenus Lynx. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears.

Axenoun

An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.

Lynxnoun

One of the northern constellations.

Axenoun

(informal) A dismissal or rejection.

‘His girlfriend/boss/schoolmaster gave him the axe.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Lynxnoun

short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur

Axenoun

A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.

Lynx

A lynx (; plural lynx or lynxes) is any of the four species (the Canada lynx, Iberian lynx, Eurasian lynx, or bobcat) within the medium-sized wild cat genus Lynx. The name lynx originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word λύγξ, derived from the Indo-European root leuk- ('light, brightness') in reference to the luminescence of its reflective eyes.

Axenoun

(finance) A position, interest, or reason in buying and selling stock, often with ulterior motives.

‘A financial dealer has an axe in a stock that his buyers don't know about, giving him an advantage in making the most profit.’;

Axenoun

(archaic) The axle of a wheel.

Axeverb

(transitive) To fell or chop with an axe.

ADVERTISEMENT

Axeverb

(transitive) To lay off, terminate or drastically reduce, especially in a rough or ruthless manner.

‘The government announced its plans to axe public spending.’; ‘The broadcaster axed the series because far fewer people than expected watched it.’; ‘He got axed in the last round of firings.’;

Axeverb

To furnish with an axle.

Axeverb

alternative form of ask

Axe

See Ax, Axman.

Axenoun

an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle

Axeverb

chop or split with an ax;

‘axe wood’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Axeverb

terminate;

‘The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it’;

Axenoun

a tool used for chopping wood, typically of iron with a steel edge and wooden handle

‘I started swinging the axe at the lumps of driftwood’; ‘an axe blade’;

Axenoun

a measure intended to reduce costs drastically, especially one involving redundancies

‘thirty staff are facing the axe at the Royal Infirmary’;

Axenoun

a musical instrument used in popular music or jazz, especially a guitar or (originally) a saxophone.

Axeverb

end, cancel, or dismiss suddenly and ruthlessly

‘2,500 staff were axed as part of a rationalization programme’; ‘the company is axing 125 jobs’;

Axeverb

reduce (costs or services) drastically

‘the Chancellor warned the cabinet to axe public spending’;

Axeverb

cut or strike with an axe, especially violently or destructively

‘the mahogany panelling had been axed’;

Axe

An axe (sometimes ax in American English; see spelling differences) is an implement that has been used for millennia to shape, split and cut wood, to harvest timber, as a weapon, and as a ceremonial or heraldic symbol. The axe has many forms and specialised uses but generally consists of an axe head with a handle, or helve.

Lynx Illustrations

Axe Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons