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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 No longer maintained.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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E preciso dirigir primeiro o olhar para o carnaval da cidade de Salvador, pois nas entrelinhas dos cruzamentos estetico-musicais, imagens criadas e na historicidade contida numa festa de proporcao nacional, podem ser observadas caracteristicas distintas a cada lugar em que ocorre; em seguida observa-se o surgimento da axe music e tecem-se as consideracoes finais.
The series celebrates the launch of Axe Music, which comprises a deodorant, shower gel and shampoo as well as the body spray.
Various musicians, historians, and radio announcers shared their knowledge and love of samba and other Brazilian popular forms, from bossa nova to tropicalia to axe music. The cast consisted of a who's who of popular Brazilian music, such as Antonio Riserio, Bule-Bule, Armandinho, Dorival Caymmi, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Tom Ze, Cid Texeira, Clarindo Silva, Eduardo Saphira, Franca Teixeira, Guido Guerra, Jose Jorge Randam, Manoel, Canario, Oscar Santana, Perfilino Nero and Tuze de Abreu.
In the coastal city of Salvador, revelers got an early start clogging the major avenues to fall in behind bands playing Axe music from atop huge sound trucks and Blocos Afros, featuring hundreds of exotically costume drummers.
Milton Araujo Moura presents the evolution of Carnaval-associated music in Salvador from the afoxe through the blocos de indio and blocos afro to trio eletrico, axe music and pagode.
S'il s'agissait au depart d'un bloc carnavalesque s'inventant une identite africaine, il s'est transforme petit a petit en un mouvement culturel plus organise connaissant une institutionnalisation qui en a fait un mouvement politique, voire une entreprise, profitant de la vogue du axe music et de l'africanisation du carnaval pour parvenir a une certaine commercialisation.