Definitions of knife

  1. To prune with the knife. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cut or stab with a knife. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Fig.: To stab in the back; to try to defeat by underhand means, esp. in politics; to vote or work secretly against (a candidate of one's own party). Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To stab with a knife. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. An instrument with a sharp edge for cutting; a sword or dagger. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc.. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A cutting instrument with a sharp-edged steel blade set in a handle; a sharp-edged blade in a machine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. An instrument for cutting: a sword or dagger:-pl. KNIVES,. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. An instrument for cutting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A blade, set in a handle, for cutting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for knife

  1. You look as if you were made with a jack- knife – Men, Women, and Boats by Stephen Crane
  2. The fellow had enormous strength, and the way he made that knife hand jump and twist gave me all I could do to keep fast to it. – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains