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5 definitions found
 for knife
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Knife \Knife\ (n[imac]f), n.; pl. Knives (n[imac]vz). [OE.
     knif, AS. cn[imac]f; akin to D. knijf, Icel. kn[imac]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..
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A sword or dagger.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The coward conquest of a wretch's knife. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Knife \Knife\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Knifed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Knifing.]
     1. (Hort.) To prune with the knife.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To cut or stab with a knife. [Low]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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). [Slang, U. S.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "knife":
     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
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Knife
     (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.
     

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