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December 12, 2013 - Word of the Day



A knife is a tool or a utensil used for cutting, eating, and self defense. This word is usually used as a noun:

singular plural

There are many different kinds of knives:

  • A butter knife is used for spreading butter and for cutting soft objects.
butter knife
  • A knife with a serrated edge is used for cutting hard objects, such as a loaf of bread.
serrated knife
  • Steak knives are used for cutting through a tough piece of meat.
steak knives
  • A butcher knife is used for cutting big pieces of meat.
butcher knife
  • Many people store their knives in a knife block.
knife block
  • A pocket knife folds up and fits in your pocket. (This is also called a "jackknife." )

pocket knife

pocket knife2

  • I always carry a Swiss army knife because it has many useful tools on it.


swiss army knife


  • A dagger is a type of knife used for fighting, or it can be ornamental and put on display.
  • A putty knife is used for working around the house. It's very useful when fixing walls or when scraping things.
putty knife


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