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Definition of Knife


  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..
  2. A sword or dagger.
  3. To prune with the knife.
  4. To cut or stab with a knife.
  5. 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).

Knife Quotations

There are women who can make you feel more with their bodies and their souls, but these are the exact women who will turn the knife into you right in front of the crowd. Of course, I expect this, but the knife still cuts.
Charles Bukowski

Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.
Simone Schwarz-Bart

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
John Owen

I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
Zora Neale Hurston

In the future, when Microsoft leaves a security-flaw in their code it won't mean that somebody hacks your computer. It will mean that somebody takes control of your servant robot and it stands in your bedroom doorway sharpening a knife and watching you sleep.
Daniel H. Wilson
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Knife Translations

knife in Afrikaans is mes
knife in Danish is kniv
knife in Dutch is mes
knife in French is lingue, couteau, canif
knife in German is Messer
knife in Italian is coltello
knife in Norwegian is kniv
knife in Portuguese is faca
knife in Spanish is cuchillo
knife in Swedish is kniv
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