International Standard Bible EncyclopediaSHAFT
shaft: Isaiah 49:2 for chets, "an arrow"; also Exodus 25:31; Exodus 37:17 Numbers 8:4 the King James Version for a part of the candlestick of the tabernacle somewhat vaguely designated by the word yarekh, "thigh." The context in the first 2 verses shows that the upright stem or "shaft" is intended, but in Numbers 8:4 a different context has caused the Revised Version (British and American) to substitute "base."
See also ARCHERY; ARMOR, ARMS.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow.
2. (n.) The long handle of a spear or similar weapon; hence, the weapon itself; (Fig.) anything regarded as a shaft to be thrown or darted; as, shafts of light.
3. (n.) That which resembles in some degree the stem or handle of an arrow or a spear; a long, slender part, especially when cylindrical.
4. (n.) The trunk, stem, or stalk of a plant.
5. (n.) The stem or midrib of a feather.
6. (n.) The pole, or tongue, of a vehicle; also, a thill.
7. (n.) The part of a candlestick which supports its branches.
8. (n.) The handle or helve of certain tools, instruments, etc., as a hammer, a whip, etc.
9. (n.) A pole, especially a Maypole.
10. (n.) The body of a column; the cylindrical pillar between the capital and base (see Illust. of Column). Also, the part of a chimney above the roof. Also, the spire of a steeple.
11. (n.) A column, an obelisk, or other spire-shaped or columnar monument.
12. (n.) A rod at the end of a heddle.
13. (n.) A solid or hollow cylinder or bar, having one or more journals on which it rests and revolves, and intended to carry one or more wheels or other revolving parts and to transmit power or motion; as, the shaft of a steam engine.
14. (n.) A humming bird (Thaumastura cora) having two of the tail feathers next to the middle ones very long in the male; -- called also cora humming bird.
15. (n.) A well-like excavation in the earth, perpendicular or nearly so, made for reaching and raising ore, for raising water, etc.
16. (n.) A long passage for the admission or outlet of air; an air shaft.
17. (n.) The chamber of a blast furnace.
Strong's Hebrew4294. matteh -- a staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe...
matteh or mattah. 4295 >>. a staff, rod, shaft
, branch, a tribe. Transliteration:
matteh or mattah Phonetic Spelling: (mat-teh') Short Definition: tribe. ... /hebrew/4294.htm - 6k
3883. lul -- a shaft or enclosed space with steps or ladder
... << 3882, 3883. lul. 3884 >>. a shaft or enclosed space with steps or ladder.
Transliteration: lul Phonetic Spelling: (lool) Short Definition: stairs. ...
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2671. chets -- arrow
... Word Origin from chatsats Definition arrow NASB Word Usage archers* (1),
arrow (14), arrows (36), shaft (1), wound (1). archer, arrow ...
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3409. yarek -- thigh, loin, side, base
... body, loins, shaft, side, thigh. ... The generative parts; figuratively, a shank, flank,
side -- X body, loins, shaft, side, thigh. << 3408, 3409. yarek. 3410 >>. ...
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7070. qaneh -- a stalk, reed
... calamus (1), cane (2), elbow (1), reed (5), reed...reeds (1), reeds (4), reeds by
the reed (2), reeds with the reed (2), rod (11), scale (1), shaft (2), stalk ...
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5158. nachal -- torrent, torrent-valley, wadi
... aw'}; from nachal in its original sense; a stream, especially a winter torrent;
(by implication) a (narrow) valley (in which a brook runs); also a shaft (of a ...
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6086. ets -- tree, trees, wood
... Origin from an unused word Definition tree, trees, wood NASB Word Usage carpenters*
(4), framework (1), gallows (9), handle (1), logs (1), shaft (3), stalks (1 ...
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5158a. nachal -- torrent, torrent-valley, wadi
... torrent, torrent-valley, wadi NASB Word Usage brook (44), brooks (5), flowing (1),
ravine (2), ravines (2), river (13), rivers (5), shaft (1), stream (5 ...
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2975. yeor -- stream (of the Nile), stream, canal
... Of Egyptian origin; a channel, eg A fosse, canal, shaft; specifically the Nile,
as the one river of Egypt, including its collateral trenches; also the Tigris ...
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