noun, plural knives [nahyvz] /naɪvz/.
verb (used with object), knifed, knif·ing.
verb (used without object), knifed, knif·ing.
Origin of knife
Related Words for knifesbayonet, dagger, blade, sword, skewer, machete, sickle, cutter, scalpel, lance, steel, shank, point, edge, cutlass, sabre, switchblade, scythe, bolo, stiletto
Examples from the Web for knifes
Contemporary Examples of knifes
Many of them, she said, were carrying stones and knifes in their handbags and backpacks, and weren't the least bit afraid.Neda: Cautionary Tale or Inspiration?
June 23, 2009
Historical Examples of knifes
So what do we get—we get knifes in the faces, saps on the head—a concussion, you tell me!Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
Give us some plates, any knifes, and some forks, rinse the glasses.Seeing and Hearing
George W. E. Russell
Then he leaps forward alone—he has taken his boots off—and knifes the Priest.One-Act Plays
Quivering in the very center of its upper panel was a small knife, and impaled on the knifes blade was the macaroon.Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin
Do you think any of those old Aztec priests, with their knifes of glass, will sacrifice you on a stone altar?
noun plural knives (naɪvz)
Word Origin for knife
late Old English cnif, probably from Old Norse knifr, from Proto-Germanic *knibaz (cf. Middle Low German knif, Middle Dutch cnijf, German kneif), of uncertain origin. To further confuse the etymology, there also are forms in -p-, e.g. Dutch knijp, German kneip. French canif "penknife" (mid-15c.) is borrowed from Middle English or Norse.
1865, from knife (n.). Related: Knifed; knifing.
see at gunpoint (knifepoint); under the knife; you could cut it with a knife.