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1. knife

noun. ['ˈnaɪf'] edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle.

Synonyms

  • point
  • letter opener
  • pocketknife
  • drawknife
  • parang
  • linoleum cutter
  • butcher knife
  • table knife
  • cleaver
  • drawshave
  • paper knife
  • surgical knife
  • linoleum knife
  • Bowie knife
  • paring knife
  • parer
  • bolo knife
  • pruning knife
  • knife blade
  • chopper
  • blade
  • edge tool
  • case knife
  • bread knife
  • barong
  • pocket knife
  • meat cleaver
  • slicer
  • paperknife
  • carving knife
  • bolo
  • haft
  • hunting knife
  • helve

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

Etymology

  • knif (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Knife

  • strife
  • streiff
  • co-wife
  • slife
  • schleif
  • greiff
  • wife
  • saif
  • rife
  • pfeiff
  • life
  • fyffe
  • fyfe
  • fife

How do you pronounce knife?

Pronounce knife as naɪf.

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Sentences with knife


1. Noun, singular or mass
It should either fall out or your can fish it out with the X-Acto knife.

Quotes about knife


1. I came from a real tough neighborhood. Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn't a professional, the knife had butter on it.
- Rodney Dangerfield

2. This is my knife. It is very sharp and very eager to hurt you.
- Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room

3. Well,” Tessa said, sighting along the line of the knife, “you behave as if you dislike me. In fact, you behave as if you dislike us all.”“I don’t,” Gabriel said. “I just dislike him.” He pointed at Will.“Dear me,” said Will, and he took another bite of his apple. “Is it because I’m better-looking than you?
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

2. flick-knife

noun. a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button.

Synonyms

  • pocketknife
  • switchblade knife
  • pocket knife
  • flick knife

3. knife-edge

noun. a narrow boundary.

Synonyms

  • limit
  • boundary

Antonyms

  • unbound
  • free
  • uncertain

4. knife-handle

noun. marine clam having a long narrow curved thin shell.

Synonyms

  • Ensis
  • jackknife clam
  • razor clam
  • genus Ensis

5. knife

noun. ['ˈnaɪf'] a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point.

Synonyms

  • matchet
  • trench knife
  • khukuri
  • point
  • tip
  • peak
  • yataghan
  • panga
  • weapon
  • sticker
  • bayonet
  • machete
  • dagger
  • arm
  • shiv

Antonyms

  • break
  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • straighten

Etymology

  • knif (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. knife

noun. ['ˈnaɪf'] any long thin projection that is transient.

Synonyms

  • tongue

Antonyms

  • ride
  • bottom out

Etymology

  • knif (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. knife

verb. ['ˈnaɪf'] use a knife on.

Synonyms

  • injure
  • stab
  • poniard
  • bayonet

Antonyms

  • minimum
  • maximum
  • dissuasion
  • disarm

Etymology

  • knif (Middle English (1100-1500))
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