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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

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

You gotta remember: we're musicians... we're just crazy people who can't get along sometimes. I've definitely come to the table with my knife in my pocket a couple of times; you know how it is. It's part of being human. Now add fame and money and all that rock and roll craziness to it - we're lucky we don't eat each other in this industry!
Corey Taylor

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

It's hard when you read an article saying bad things about you. It is as if someone is sticking a knife on your heart. But I am the harshest critic of my work.
Robin Williams

A kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen.
Masaharu Morimoto
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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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