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(US), ax
1. a hand tool with one side of its head forged and sharpened to a cutting edge, used for felling trees, splitting timber, etc.
2. the axe Informal
a. dismissal, esp from employment; the sack (esp in the phrase get the axe)
b. Brit severe cutting down of expenditure, esp the removal of unprofitable sections of a public service
3. US slang any musical instrument, esp a guitar or horn

What does it mean when you dream about an axe?

Axes have a complex range of meanings. Their meaning must be determined from the larger context of any particular dream. Axes are symbols of execution (beheading), and can therefore represent anxieties about being punished or killed. We also speak about being “axed” from our position of employment (job anxiety). In ancient times, axes were made from meteorites, and they were associated with the divinities of the sky and the power expressed by rain (fertility), thunder (power), and lightning (illumination). In the hands of the dreamer, axes are thus symbols of personal power; how they are utilized shows how the individual is using or misusing his or her power.


A text editor for the X Window System. No longer maintained.


(An X Editor) A text editor used with the X Window system. By adding widgets, aXe can be customized by the user.
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In another indication of AXA's commitment to growth and investment in the Qatar market, AXA Gulf unveiled that before the end of the year, two new AXA Shops will open to the public.
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We also see important and considerable risks in the Asian businesses,' said AXA SA's Asia chief executive, John Dacey.
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This announcement follows the issuance of a Royal Decree approving AXA Cooperative's launch of operations as a licensed cooperative insurance company and the Initial Public Offering which was over 5 times oversubscribed in April.
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