- Iax, axe (New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. chopper, hatchet; instrument (See music). See arms, sharpness. —v., slang, dismiss (See ejection).II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. hatchet, adz, mattock, tomahawk, battle-ax, poleax, pickax, cleaver, broadax, hand ax, single-bitted ax, double-bitted ax.• get the ax*,Syn. be fired, be dismissed, be discharged, be dropped from the payroll, be let go, get the boot*, get the sack*.• have an ax to grind*,Syn. have an ulterior motive, have a hidden agenda, have one's own agenda, have one's own ends to promote.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.broadax, hatchet, pickax, maul, tomahawk.
English dictionary for students. 2013.