- The definition of a knife is a tool with a sharp blade and a handle used for cutting or stabbing.
- The kitchen utensil with a sharp blade and a handle that you use when you are cutting up steak is an example of a knife.
- A tool with a sharp blade that a murderer uses to stab someone to death is an example of a knife.
- To knife is defined as to cut or stab someone using a tool with a handle and a sharp metal blade.
When a murderer stabs someone using a sharp blade, this is an example of a when the murdered knifes his victim.
A large cook's knife.
knife definition by Webster's New World
- a cutting or stabbing instrument with a sharp blade, single-edged or double-edged, set in a handle
- a cutting blade, as in a machine
Origin: Middle English knif ; from Old English cnif, akin to German kneif, Old Norse knīfr ; from Indo-European an unverified form gneibh- (from source Lithuanian gnaibis, a pinching): for base see knead
- to cut or stab with a knife
- ☆ Informal to use underhanded methods in order to hurt, defeat, or betray
- knifelike adjective
knife definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. knives knives
- A cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade attached to a handle.
- A cutting edge; a blade.
- To use a knife on, especially to stab; wound with a knife.
- Informal To betray or attempt to defeat by underhand means.
Origin: Middle English knif, from Old English cnīf, from Old Norse knīfr.
- knifˈer noun
knife - Phrases/Idioms
under the knifeâ
under the knife