1. An offensive weapon worn at the side, and used by hand either for thrusting or cutting.
2. Figuratively, destruction by war.
3. Vengeance or justice.
She quits the balance, and resigns the sword
4. Emblem of authority and power.
The ruler--beareth not the sword in vain. Romans 13:4.
5. War; dissension.
I came not to send peace, but a sword Matthew 10:34.
6. Emblem of triumph and protection.
The Lord--the sword of thy excellence. Deuteronomy 33:29.