Knife n.; pl. Knives
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.
The coward conquest of a wretch's knife. --Shak.
Knife grass Bot. a tropical American sedge (Scleria latifolia), having leaves with a very sharp and hard edge, like a knife.
War to the knife, mortal combat; a conflict carried to the last extremity.
Knives n. pl. of Knife. See Knife.
n 1: edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade
with a sharp edge and a handle
2: a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
3: any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of
flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives
of fire into the dark" [syn: tongue]
v : use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death" [syn: stab]
[also: knives (pl)]