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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 knife /ˈnaɪf/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 knife /ˈnaɪf/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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)]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (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
    (Ezek. 26:9).
      (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
    (Prov. 23:2).
      (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.