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Kneif vs. Knife: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 25, 2023
"Kneif" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Knife," which is a tool or weapon with a sharp blade.

Which is correct: Kneif or Knife

How to spell Knife?

Kneif is Incorrect

Knife is Correct

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Key Differences

Associate "knife" with "life" for the similarity in spelling but a different initial sound.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 15, 2023
Think of the sharp "edge" of a knife; the word also ends with an "e."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023
"Knife" has the word "kn," just like "knee" but without the "e."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023
Remember the silent "k" at the start, as in "knight."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023
Visualize using a knife to slice a "pie," focusing on the "i" in the middle.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023
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Knife Definitions

A weapon with a sharp-edged blade.
He carried a knife for protection.
Janet White
Sep 05, 2023
A cutting instrument with a sharp blade.
She used a knife to chop the vegetables.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 05, 2023
Any blade-like part in a tool or a machine.
The paper cutter has a sharp knife.
Janet White
Sep 05, 2023
To stab or cut using a knife.
He knifed the box open.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 05, 2023
A cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade attached to a handle.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
A cutting edge; a blade.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
To use a knife on, especially to stab; wound with a knife.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
(Informal) To betray or attempt to defeat by underhand means.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
To cut or slash a way through something with or as if with a knife
The boat knifed through the waves.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
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.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
A weapon designed with the aforementioned specifications intended for slashing and/or stabbing and too short to be called a sword. A dagger.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
Any blade-like part in a tool or a machine designed for cutting, such as that of a chipper.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
(transitive) To cut with a knife.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
(transitive) To use a knife to injure or kill by stabbing, slashing, or otherwise using the sharp edge of the knife as a weapon.
She was repeatedly knifed in the chest.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
(intransitive) To cut through as if with a knife.
The boat knifed through the water.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
(transitive) To betray, especially in the context of a political slate.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
(transitive) To positively ignore, especially in order to denigrate; compare cut.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc..
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
A sword or dagger.
The coward conquest of a wretch's knife.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
To prune with the knife.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
To cut or stab with a knife.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
Fig.: To stab in the back; to try to defeat by underhand means, esp. in politics; to vote or work secretly against (a candidate of one's own party).
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
Edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
A weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
Any long thin projection that is transient;
Tongues of flame licked at the walls
Rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
Use a knife on;
The victim was knifed to death
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 04, 2023
A surgical instrument.
The surgeon used a scalpel knife during the operation.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 05, 2023

FAQs

Which vowel is used before Knife?

The article "a" is typically used before "knife."
Sara Rehman
Sep 15, 2023

What is the verb form of Knife?

The verb form is "to knife."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023

Why is it called Knife?

The term "knife" comes from Old English "cnīf," related to cutting tools.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Knife?

It is pronounced as /naɪf/.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023

Which preposition is used with Knife?

Prepositions like "with," "by," or "using" can be used with "knife."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023

What is the root word of Knife?

The root word is the Old English "cnīf."
Aimie Carlson
Sep 15, 2023

What is the singular form of Knife?

The singular form is "knife."
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

Is the word Knife imperative?

No, but it can be used in an imperative sentence, e.g., "Knife that apple."
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Knife?

Any conjunction can be used depending on the sentence (e.g., and, but, or).
Aimie Carlson
Sep 15, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Knife?

The entire word "knife" is stressed as it's one syllable.
Sara Rehman
Sep 15, 2023

Which determiner is used with Knife?

Determiners like "this," "that," "my," "his," etc. can be used.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023

What is the plural form of Knife?

The plural form is "knives."
Sara Rehman
Sep 15, 2023

Is Knife a collective noun?

No, "knife" is not a collective noun.
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

Which article is used with Knife?

The articles "a" or "the" can be used with "knife."
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

Is Knife a noun or adjective?

"Knife" is primarily a noun.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 15, 2023

How many syllables are in Knife?

There is one syllable in "knife."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023

How do we divide Knife into syllables?

"Knife" is one syllable and is not divided.
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

What is another term for Knife?

Another term could be "blade."
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

What is the opposite of Knife?

There isn't a direct opposite, but "blunt instrument" contrasts with its sharpness.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023

What is the third form of Knife?

The third form as a verb is "knifed."
Aimie Carlson
Sep 15, 2023

Is Knife an adverb?

No, "knife" is not an adverb.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 15, 2023

Is Knife an abstract noun?

No, it's a concrete noun.
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

Is Knife a negative or positive word?

"Knife" is neutral but can be negative or positive based on context.
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

Is Knife a vowel or consonant?

"Knife" is a word containing both vowels and consonants.
Sara Rehman
Sep 15, 2023

Is Knife a countable noun?

Yes, "knife" is countable.
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

Is the Knife term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically, e.g., "knife through the heart."
Sara Rehman
Sep 15, 2023

What is the second form of Knife?

The second form as a verb is "knifed."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023

What part of speech is Knife?

"Knife" is primarily a noun.
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

What is the first form of Knife?

As a verb, the first form is "knife."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 15, 2023

How is Knife used in a sentence?

"She sharpened the knife before cutting the bread."
Sara Rehman
Sep 15, 2023
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