bladesbleɪd noun +especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole +a dashing young man +something long and thin resembling a blade of grass +a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard +a cut of beef from the shoulder blade +a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue) +the part of the skate that slides on the ice +flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water +the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
The blades of grass were flattened where he had walked.
4Rather old-fashioned playboy, ladies' man, man about town, fop, dandy:
He was quite a gay blade in his youth.
Advanced English Dictionary
+noun 1 the flat part of a knife, tool or machine, which has a sharp edge or edges for cutting See also-RAZOR BLADE, SWITCHBLADE 2 one of the flat parts that turn around in an engine or on a HELICOPTER: the blades of a propeller + rotor blades on a helicopter 3 the flat wide part of an OAR (= one of the long poles that are used to row a boat) that goes in the water 4 a single flat leaf of grass: Not a blade of grass stirred. See also-SHOULDER BLADE