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


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)

 Knives n. pl. of Knife. See Knife.

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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See knife