1. [ noun ] edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
Related terms: edge_tool barong Bowie_knife slicer bolo table_knife case_knife cleaver bread_knife surgical_knife butcher_knife hunting_knife carving_knife letter_opener linoleum_knife parang parer pocketknife drawknife pruning_knife point knife_blade haft blade
2. [ noun ] (arms) a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
Related terms: weapon bayonet dagger yataghan machete flick-knife trench_knife khukuri shiv point
3. [ noun ] any long thin projection that is transient
Synonyms: tongue

"tongues of flame licked at the walls" "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"

Related terms: projection
4. [ verb ] use a knife on
Synonyms: stab

"The victim was knifed to death"

Related terms: injure poniard bayonet stab
Similar spelling:   Knopf