- knitting needle,
- knob latch,
- knob lock,
noun, plural knives [nahyvz] /naɪvz/.
verb (used with object), knifed, knif·ing.
verb (used without object), knifed, knif·ing.
Origin of knife
Examples from the Web for knives
Bill, full name William Poole, was a real life butcher, skilled with knives and raised in the art of street fighting.
Men with knives had abducted members of a group sent there to spread awareness about the disease.
An angry mob brandishing machetes, stones, and knives lashed out.
Some had knives pressed against their throats for what seemed like an hour.Abducted, Tortured, Indoctrinated: The Tale of a Teen Who Escaped ISIS|Yusuf Sayman|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dark night, flames from barrels, we are not sad, we are sharpening our knives.
He has been accused of a positive gusto for knives and bayonets, for redly dripping steel and spattered flesh.Rudyard Kipling|John Palmer
Knives are referred to in the Bible as the implements for slaying sacrifices (Gen. 22:6, 10), and in various other connections.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
I shudder when I see them brandish their knives in act to carve, and look on them as savages that devour one another.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
They told us, they had never seen the like before, and that our Knives cut far better than those that came amongst the Indians.A New Voyage to Carolina|John Lawson
Then he dived into the van, to reappear immediately with plates and knives and enough cups and saucers.A Gallant Grenadier|F.S. Brereton
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.