Knife vs. Sword

Knife vs. Sword — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Knife and Sword

Knifenoun

A cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade attached to a handle.

Swordnoun

A handheld weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.

Knifenoun

A cutting edge; a blade.

Swordnoun

An instrument of death or destruction.

Knifeverb

To use a knife on, especially to stab; wound with a knife.

Swordnoun

The use of force, as in war.

Knifeverb

(Informal) To betray or attempt to defeat by underhand means.

Swordnoun

Military power or jurisdiction.

Knifeverb

To cut or slash a way through something with or as if with a knife

The boat knifed through the waves.

Swordnoun

(weaponry) A long-bladed weapon with a hilt, and usually a pommel and cross-guard, which is designed to stab, slash, and/or hack.

Knifenoun

A utensil or a tool designed for cutting, consisting of a flat piece of hard material, usually steel or other metal (the blade), usually sharpened on one edge, attached to a handle. The blade may be pointed for piercing.

Swordnoun

(tarot) A suit in the minor arcana in tarot.

Knifenoun

A weapon designed with the aforementioned specifications intended for slashing and/or stabbing and too short to be called a sword. A dagger.

Swordnoun

(tarot) A card of this suit.

Knifenoun

Any blade-like part in a tool or a machine designed for cutting, such as that of a chipper.

Swordnoun

(weaving) One of the end bars by which the lay of a hand loom is suspended.

Knifeverb

(transitive) To cut with a knife.

Swordnoun

(heraldry) The weapon, often used as a heraldic charge.

Knifeverb

(transitive) To use a knife to injure or kill by stabbing, slashing, or otherwise using the sharp edge of the knife as a weapon.

Swordnoun

a cutting or thrusting weapon with a long blade

Knifeverb

(intransitive) To cut through as if with a knife.

Knifeverb

(transitive) To betray, especially in the context of a political slate.

Knifeverb

(transitive) To positively ignore, especially in order to denigrate. compare cut

Knifenoun

edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle

Knifenoun

a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point

Knifenoun

any long thin projection that is transient;

tongues of flame licked at the wallsrifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark

Knifeverb

use a knife on;

The victim was knifed to death