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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Knife  \Knife\,  n.;  pl  {Knives}.  [OE.  knif,  AS  cn[=i]f;  akin  to 
  D.  knijf  Icel.  kn[=i]fr,  Sw  knif,  Dan.  kniv.] 
  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)  [web1913]: 
  Knife  \Knife\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Knifed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  (Hort.)  To  prune  with  the  knife. 
  2.  To  cut  or  stab  with  a  knife.  [Low] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Knife  \Knife\,  v.  t. 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  cutting  instrument  with  a  sharp-edged  pointed  metal  blade 
  with  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}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (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. 

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