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Definition 1: edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle - [noun denoting artifact]

(knife is a kind of ...) any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)

(... is a kind of knife ) a large sharp knife with a handle shaped to fit the grip

(... is a kind of knife ) dull knife used to cut open the envelopes in which letters are mailed or to slit uncut pages of books

(... is a kind of knife ) a knife having a short stiff blade with a curved point used for cutting linoleum

(... is a kind of knife ) a stout straight knife used in Malaysia and Indonesia

(... is a kind of knife ) a small sharp knife used in paring fruits or vegetables

(... is a kind of knife ) a knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket

(... is a kind of knife ) a knife with a curved or hooked blade

(... is a kind of knife ) knife especially designed for slicing particular foods, as cheese

(... is a kind of knife ) a very sharp knife used in surgery

(... is a kind of knife ) a knife resembling a cleaver; used in the Philippines

(... is a kind of knife ) a knife used for eating at dining table

(... is a kind of knife ) long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin

(... is a kind of knife ) a stout hunting knife with a single edge

(... is a kind of knife ) a knife used to cut bread

(... is a kind of knife ) a large sharp knife for cutting or trimming meat

(... is a kind of knife ) a large knife used to carve cooked meat

(... is a kind of knife ) a knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath

(... is a kind of knife ) a butcher's knife having a large square blade

(... is a kind of knife ) a woodworker's knife to shave surfaces

(knife is a part of ...) sharp end

"he stuck the point of the knife into a tree" "he broke the point of his pencil"

(knife is a part of ...) the blade of a knife

(knife is a part of ...) the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge

(knife is a part of ...) the handle of a weapon or tool

Definition 2: a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point - [noun denoting artifact]

(knife is a kind of ...) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

"he was licensed to carry a weapon"

(... is a kind of knife ) a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon

(... is a kind of knife ) a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing

(... is a kind of knife ) a curved steel knife with a razor-sharp edge used in combat by the Gurkhas; has cultural and religious significance in Nepal

(... is a kind of knife ) a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation

(... is a kind of knife ) a knife used as a weapon

(... is a kind of knife ) a knife with a double-edged blade for hand-to-hand fighting

(... is a kind of knife ) a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edge

(knife is a part of ...) a V shape

"the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

Definition 3: any long thin projection that is transient - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where knife or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tongues of flame licked at the walls
  • rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark

Synonyms for knife in the sense of this definition

(knife is a kind of ...) any solid convex shape that juts out from something

Definition 4: use a knife on - [verb of contact]

Samples where knife or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The victim was knifed to death

Synonyms for knife in the sense of this definition

(knife is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

(... is a kind of knife ) stab with a poniard

(... is a kind of knife ) stab or kill someone with a bayonet

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