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axe

(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.

aXe

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 No longer maintained.

aXe

(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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At the risk of laying the reviewer open to the charge of having an axe to grind, it was also disappointing to see Bermann use the Wari Empire model in what seemed to be an uncritical manner, since much of this reviewer's own work in the Peruvian Middle Horizon suggests the model Bermann followed is flawed.
Cllr Rice admitted he was opposed to Walker's becoming mayor, but denied having an axe to grind.

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