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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The straight line (real or imagined) on which something rotates.

Usage examples (37)
  • I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!
  • The axis opposed the Allies in World War II
  • KING: Was the term axis of evil, in retrospect, a mistake or warranted?
  • QUESTION: I had a question to those who mocked the president when he used the term axis of evil. for more
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  • "Ask" (request) permission before using an "ax"/"axe" (tool with a heavy head fixed to a handle) to cut firewood. You can use "axes" (tool for heavy chopping) to cut down trees. The earth spins on its "axis" (mathematical straight line).
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