Pronunciation of Knife
/nˈa͡ɪf/, /nˈa‍ɪf/, /n_ˈaɪ_f/

Synonyms for knife:

Sense 1

pocket knife, toasting fork, fish knife, letter opener, slotted spoon, X-Acto, cleaver, soupspoon, Stanley knife, sheath knife, flick knife, carving knife, utensil, chopstick, blade, wooden spoon, penetrate, paper knife, table knife, stylus, scalpel, clasp knife, switchblade.

Sense 2

edge, straw, Swiss army knife, teaspoon, dessertspoon, carver, tablespoon.

Sense 3

lay open, spoon, ladle, chopper, point.

Sense 7








pocket knife


Other synonyms and related words:

glossa, fork, teaspoon, clapper, Swiss army knife, stab, tablespoon, jab, pocket knife, poke, prod, scalpel, stylus, cleaver, ladle, utensil, point, chopstick, switchblade, dessertspoon, carver, chopper, blade, penetrate, poniard, lingua, dig, penknife, pocketknife, edge, natural language.

Sense 3 (noun)

chopstick, chopper, fish knife, fork, dessertspoon, carver, ladle, carving knife, cleaver.

Sense 4 (noun)

penknife, pocket knife, paper knife, clasp knife, flick knife, letter opener.

blade (noun)

switchblade, scalpel, point, edge, poniard.

cutting tool (noun)

scalpel, sickle, blade, dagger, machete, stiletto, scythe, cutlass, edge, sword, point, scimitar, lance, bayonet, switchblade.

knife (noun)


tool (noun)

hoe, crosscut saw, pick, band saw, monkey wrench, sledgehammer, screwdriver, edger, auger, spade, sickle, trowel, shears, mallet, circular saw, emery wheel, punch, tire iron, level, plane, back saw, wrench, vise, jointer, chain saw, keyhole saw, miter box, tool, hatchet, planer, wrecking bar, ripsaw, lathe, axe, scissors, cold chisel, claw hammer, stapler, hammer, pipe wrench, drill, Drill press, lug wrench, wedge, radial arm saw, buzz saw, calipers, posthole auger, snips, jackknife, awl, scythe, spoke shave, spanner, pickax, square, pliers, coping saw, scroll saw, gouge, grapnel, welder, hacksaw, ball-peen hammer, Bow-saw, grindstone, chisel, crowbar, bench drill, file, table saw, arc welder, jigsaw, saw, handsaw, shovel, tin snips, hedge trimmer.

weapon (noun)

cutlass, shotgun, rocket, machine gun, sword, winchester, blunderbuss, piece, luger, artillery, boomerang, cannon, lance, claymore, blowgun, blowpipe, muzzle, arrow, club, Bilbo, bayonet, torpedo, spear, ordnance, howitzer, javelin, musket, weaponry, repeater, browning, shell, trigger, rifle, Remington, battery, scimitar, ammunition, gun, peashooter, bazooka, bow and arrow, colt, stiletto, revolver, bullet, saber, shooter, firearm, weapon, rapier, mortar, sidewinder, carbine, heater, ax, dagger, handgun, missile, machete, broadsword, pistol, armament, flamethrower, mace, bomber.

contact (verb)


Usage examples for knife:

  • " A knife; a knife I knew. - "The Master of the Ceremonies", George Manville Fenn.
  • At midnight, when he saw that she was fast asleep, he struck her with a knife so that she died. - "Vikram-and-the-Vampire-Classic-Hindu-Tales-of-Adventure-Magic-and-Romance", Burton, Isabel, Lady.
  • An argument with a knife, it appears. - "Where the Pavement Ends", John Russell.

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