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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

The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Lao Tzu

You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.
Hunter S. Thompson

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
Rabindranath Tagore

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