Knife - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |naɪf|  American pronunciation of the word knife
Brit.  |nʌɪf|  British pronunciation of the word knife


- edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
- a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
- any long thin projection that is transient (syn: tongue)


- use a knife on(syn: stab)


Each dinner guest gets two forks, a knife, and a spoon.

He pulled a knife on me and threatened to stab me with it.

He died after being knifed in the chest.

The birds were knifing the autumn sky.

Some young people are carrying knives to defend themselves.

Use a sharp knife to cut the melon into sections.

She had been knifed to death.

The victim was knifed to death

She cut into the melon with a knife.

We were fighting, and he tried to cut me with his knife.

There are 12 pieces in this stainless steel knife set.

Her injury will teach her not to be so careless with a knife.

He attacked the guard with a knife.

Be careful with that knife or you could hurt yourself.

The handle of the knife is made from bone.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: knife
he/she/it: knifes
present participle: knifing
past tense: knifed
past participle: knifed
singular: knife
plural: knives
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