knife /ˈnaɪf/ 名詞
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.
Knife, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Knifed p. pr. & vb. n. Knifing ]
1. Hort. To prune with the knife.
2. To cut or stab with a knife. [Low]
3. Fig.: To stab in the back; to try to defeat by underhand means, esp. in politics; to vote or work secretly against (a candidate of one's own party). [Slang, U. S.]
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)]
(1.) Heb. hereb, "the waster," a sharp instrument for
circumcision (Josh. 5:2, 3, lit. "knives of flint;" comp. Ex.
4:25); a razor (Ezek. 5:1); a graving tool (Ex. 20:25); an axe
(2.) Heb. maakeleth, a large knife for slaughtering and
cutting up food (Gen. 22:6, 10; Prov. 30:14).
(3.) Heb. sakkin, a knife for any purpose, a table knife
(4.) Heb. mahalaph, a butcher's knife for slaughtering the
victims offered in sacrifice (Ezra 1:9).
(5.) Smaller knives (Heb. ta'ar, Jer. 36:26) were used for
sharpening pens. The pruning-knives mentioned in Isa. 18:5 (Heb.
mizmaroth) were probably curved knives.