Definition of Knife in English :

Define Knife in English

Knife meaning in English

Meaning of Knife in English

Pronunciation of Knife in English

Knife pronunciation in English

Pronounce Knife in English


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1. knife

edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle

2. knife

a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point

3. knife, tongue

any long thin projection that is transient

Example Sentences:
'tongues of flame licked at the walls'
'rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark'


4. knife, stab

use a knife on

Example Sentences:
'The victim was knifed to death'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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nounWord forms: plural knives (naɪvz )
a cutting instrument consisting of a sharp-edged often pointed blade of metal fitted into a handle or onto a machine
a similar instrument used as a weapon
3.  have one's knife in someone
4.  twist the knife
5.  the knives are out for someone
6.  under the knife
verb (transitive)
to cut, stab, or kill with a knife
to betray, injure, or depose in an underhand way

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nounWord forms: plural knives
a cutting or stabbing instrument with a sharp blade, single-edged or double-edged, set in a handle
a cutting blade, as in a machine
verb transitiveWord forms: knifed or ˈknifing
to cut or stab with a knife
4.  US, Informal
to use underhanded methods in order to hurt, defeat, or betray
verb intransitive US
to pass into or through something quickly, like a sharp knife

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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n. pl. knives (nīvz)
1. A cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade attached to a handle.
2. A cutting edge; a blade.
v. knifed, knif·ing, knifes
1. To use a knife on, especially to stab; wound with a knife.
2. Informal To betray or attempt to defeat by underhand means.
To cut or slash a way through something with or as if with a knife: The boat knifed through the waves.

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