knife

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. blade, edge, point, steel, shiv (sl.), toothpick (sl.); carving knife; snickersnee, dagger, poniard, dirk, bodkin, stiletto; scalpel, lancet. See arms, sharpness. —v. t. stab, cut, slice, slash; wound; informal, knife in the back, betray. See improbity.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. blade, cutter, sword, bayonet, cutting edge, dagger, stiletto, lance, lancet, bit, cutlass, machete, kris, whittle, poniard, scalpel, edge, dirk, sickle, scythe, sabre, scimitar, claymore, broadsword, bodkin, snickersnee, point, skiver, skewer, spit, guillotine, skean, misericord, pigsticker*, toad-stabber*, tickler*, shiv*; see also razor , sword .
Kinds of knives include: carving, chef's, paring, chopping, table, dinner, breakfast, dessert, grapefruit, fish, pocket, clasp, hunting, Bowie, corn, cane, butcher, skinning, surgical, paper, pruning, oyster, putty, palette, ferrule, bread, butter, cake, wood carver's, molding, paper hanger's, miter, excelsior, stiletto, jackknife, switchblade, Boy Scout, Swiss Army, Buck. v.
1. [To stab]
Syn. cut, slash, pierce, lance; see cut 2 , hurt 1 , stab .
2. [*To injure in an underhanded way]
Syn. trick, betray, give a coward's blow, strike below the belt; see betray 1 , deceive .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
dagger, switchblade, blade, dirk, stiletto, scalpel, bowie knife, butter knife, jackknife, penknife, Swiss Army knife, cutlery. see dagger, sword
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v.
stab, run through, stick, cut, slash, impale, pierce, wound, lance.

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  • Knife — (n[imac]f), n.; pl. {Knives} (n[imac]vz). [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knife — ► NOUN (pl. knives) 1) a cutting instrument consisting of a blade fixed into a handle. 2) a cutting blade on a machine. ► VERB 1) stab with a knife. 2) cut like a knife. ● at knifepoint …   English terms dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knife — knife; knife·ful; knife·less; knife·man; …   English syllables

  • knife — [nīf] n. pl. knives [ME knif < OE cnif, akin to Ger kneif, ON knīfr < IE * gneibh (> Lith gnaibis, a pinching): for base see KNEAD] 1. a cutting or stabbing instrument with a sharp blade, single edged or double edged, set in a handle 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • knife — [n] cutting tool bayonet, blade, bolo, cutlass, cutter, cutting edge, dagger, edge, lance, lancet, machete, point, ripper, sabre, scalpel, scimitar, scythe, shank, shiv, sickle, skewer, skiver, steel, stiletto, switchblade, sword, tickler;… …   New thesaurus

  • knife — index lancinate, pierce (lance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • knife — The plural form of the noun is knives, but the inflected forms of the verb are knifes, knifed, knifing …   Modern English usage

  • Knife — A knife is a handheld sharp edged instrument consisting of handle attached to a blade used for cutting. The knife is a tool that can be used as a weapon. Its origins date as far back as two and a half million years ago, as evidenced by the… …   Wikipedia

  • knife — noun 1 tool for cutting ADJECTIVE ▪ blunt, dull (esp. AmE) ▪ sharp ▪ serrated ▪ long ▪ small …   Collocations dictionary

  • knife — [[t]na͟ɪf[/t]] ♦♦♦ knives, knifes, knifing, knifed (knives is the plural form of the noun and knifes is the third person singular of the present tense of the verb.) 1) N COUNT A knife is a tool for cutting or a weapon and consists of a flat piece …   English dictionary

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