Associations to the word «Knife»


KNIFE, noun. A utensil or a tool designed for cutting, consisting of a flat piece of hard material, usually steel or other metal (the blade), usually sharpened on one edge, attached to a handle. The blade may be pointed for piercing.
KNIFE, noun. A weapon designed with the aforementioned specifications intended for slashing and/or stabbing and too short to be called a sword. A dagger.
KNIFE, noun. Any blade-like part in a tool or a machine designed for cutting, such as the knives for a chipper.
KNIFE, verb. (transitive) To cut with a knife.
KNIFE, verb. (transitive) To use a knife to injure or kill by stabbing, slashing, or otherwise using the sharp edge of the knife as a weapon.
KNIFE, verb. (intransitive) To cut through as if with a knife.
KNIFE, verb. (transitive) To betray, especially in the context of a political slate.
KNIFE, verb. (transitive) To positively ignore, especially in order to denigrate. compare cut
KNIFE AND FORK, noun. A set of cutlery consisting of a table knife and a dinner fork.
KNIFE AND FORK, noun. A picture of a knife and a fork, used to signal a restaurant.
KNIFE BLOCK, noun. A block of wood (or other material) having slits into which kitchen knives may be stored safely
KNIFE CONTROL, noun. Legal restriction on the carrying and use of knives.
KNIFE GAME, noun. A game wherein a player places his hand on a surface and tries to quickly stab the spaces between the fingers
KNIFE PLEAT, noun. (sewing) A type of sharply pressed pleating, especially in a skirt or kilt, in which all of the folds are turned in one direction, with each pleat being three layers of fabric thick.
KNIFE PLEATS, noun. Plural of knife pleat
KNIFE REST, noun. A piece of kitchenware for resting a used knife without touching the table.
KNIFE ROLL, noun. A set of knives in a leather or similar holster that rolls out flat for use.
KNIFE SWITCH, noun. A switch used to control the flow of electricity in a circuit, consisting of a hinge which allows a metal lever, or knife, to be lifted from or inserted into a slot or jaw.
KNIFE SWITCHES, noun. Plural of knife switch

Dictionary definition

KNIFE, noun. Edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle.
KNIFE, noun. A weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point.
KNIFE, noun. Any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark".
KNIFE, verb. Use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death".

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