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Meaning of KNIFE

Pronunciation:  nIf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
  2. [n]  a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
  3. [n]  any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"
  4. [v]  use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"

KNIFE is a 5 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: stab, tongue
 See Also: arm, barong, bayonet, bayonet, blade, bolo, bolo knife, Bowie knife, bread knife, butcher knife, carving knife, case knife, chopper, cleaver, dagger, drawknife, drawshave, edge tool, flick-knife, haft, helve, hunting knife, injure, knife blade, letter opener, linoleum cutter, linoleum knife, machete, matchet, meat cleaver, panga, paperknife, parang, parer, paring knife, peak, pocket knife, pocketknife, point, poniard, projection, pruning knife, sheath knife, shiv, slicer, sticker, surgical knife, table knife, tip, trench knife, weapon, weapon system, wound, yataghan



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Knife\, n.; pl. {Knives}. [OE. knif, AS. cn[=i]f; akin to
    D. knijf, Icel. kn[=i]fr, Sw. knif, Dan. kniv.]
    1. 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..
    2. A sword or dagger.
             The coward conquest of a wretch's knife. --Shak.
    {Knife grass} (Bot.) a tropical American sedge ({Scleria
       latifolia}), having leaves with a very sharp and hard
       edge, like a knife.
    {War to the knife}, mortal combat; a conflict carried to the
       last extremity.
  2. \Knife\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knifed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. (Hort.) To prune with the knife.
    2. To cut or stab with a knife. [Low]
  3. \Knife\, v. t.
    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). [Slang, U. S.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are carrying a knife means anger, aggression and/or separation. There may be something in your life that you need to cut out and get rid of. Seeing a dull knife in your dream indicates that your hard work is accompanied by little or no gain. Dreaming that you are wounded by a knife, suggests that you or someone is affected by hurtful remarks or malicious gossip. Seeing an electric knife in your dream indicates your power to get down to the truth of a situation quickly.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. hereb, "the waster," a sharp instrument for circumcision (Josh. 5:2, 3, lit. "knives of flint;" comp. Ex. 4:25); a razor (Ezek. 5:1); a graving tool (Ex. 20:25); an axe (Ezek. 26:9).

(2.) Heb. maakeleth, a large knife for slaughtering and cutting up food (Gen. 22:6, 10; Prov. 30:14).

(3.) Heb. sakkin, a knife for any purpose, a table knife (Prov. 23:2).

(4.) Heb. mahalaph, a butcher's knife for slaughtering the victims offered in sacrifice (Ezra 1:9).

(5.) Smaller knives (Heb. ta'ar, Jer. 36:26) were used for sharpening pens. The pruning-knives mentioned in Isa. 18:5 (Heb. mizmaroth) were probably curved knives.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ax, barong, bayonet, blade, bolo, bowie, bowie knife, cold steel, cut, cutlery, cutter, dagger, dining utensils, dirk, edge tool, edge tools, flat silver, flatware, forks, gravity knife, hollow ware, impale, knives, lance, machete, naked steel, parang, pierce, pigsticker, play dirty pool, play one false, plunge in, point, poniard, prove false, puncturer, run through, saber, sharpener, silver, silver plate, silverware, slash, spear, spike, spit, spoons, stab, stainless-steel ware, steel, stick, stiletto, switchblade, switchblade knife, sword, tablespoon, tableware, teaspoon, toad sticker, transfix, transpierce, whittle, wound