What is the difference between blade and knife?

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As nouns the difference between blade and knife

is that blade is the sharp cutting edge of a knife, chisel, or other tool, a razor blade while knife is 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.

As verbs the difference between blade and knife

is that blade is (informal) to skate on rollerblades while knife is to cut with a knife .

blade

English

Noun

(wikipedia blade) (en noun)
  • The sharp cutting edge of a knife, chisel, or other tool, a razor blade.
  • The flat functional end of a propeller, oar, hockey stick, screwdriver, skate, etc.
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  • The narrow leaf of a grass or cereal.
  • (botany) The thin, flat part of a plant leaf, attached to a stem (petiole). The lamina.
  • A flat bone, especially the shoulder blade.
  • A cut of beef from near the shoulder blade (part of the chuck).
  • The flat part of the tongue.
  • (poetic) A sword or knife.
  • (archaeology) A piece of prepared, sharp-edged stone, often flint, at least twice as long as it is wide; a long flake of ground-edge stone or knapped vitreous stone.
  • (ultimate frisbee) A throw characterized by a tight parabolic trajectory due to a steep lateral attitude.
  • (sailing) The rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard of a vessel.
  • A bulldozer or surface-grading machine with mechanically adjustable blade that is nominally perpendicular to the forward motion of the vehicle.
  • (dated) A dashing young man.
  • * Coleridge
  • He saw a turnkey in a trice / Fetter a troublesome blade .
  • (slang, chiefly, US) A homosexual, usually male.
  • Thin plate, foil.
  • (architecture, in the plural) The principal rafters of a roof.
  • (Weale)
  • The four large shell plates on the sides, and the five large ones of the middle, of the carapace of the sea turtle, which yield the best tortoise shell.
  • (De Colange)
  • Airfoil]] in windmills and [[w:windturbine, windturbines.
  • Derived terms

    * axeblade * blade of grass * blade sharpener * bladeless * bladelet * bladelike * bladesmith * doctor blade * gay blade * microblade * oar blade * razor blade, razor-blade, razorblade * rollerblade * shoulder blade, shoulderblade, shoulder-blade * snowblade * switchblade * twayblade

    References

    * Creswell Crags

    Verb

  • (informal) To skate on rollerblades.
  • To furnish with a blade.
  • (poetic) To put forth or have a blade.
  • * P. Fletcher
  • As sweet a plant, as fair a flower, is faded / As ever in the Muses' garden bladed .

    Derived terms

    * hydroblade

    Anagrams

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    knife

    English

    Noun

    (knives)
  • 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.
  • * 2007 , Scott Smith, The Ruins , page 273
  • Jeff was bent low over the backboard, working with the knife , a steady sawing motion, his shirt soaked through with sweat.
  • A weapon designed with the aforementioned specifications intended for slashing and/or stabbing and too short to be called a sword. A dagger.
  • Any blade-like part in a tool or a machine designed for cutting, such as the knives for a chipper.
  • Derived terms

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    See also

    * athame * bayonet * bistoury * cake slice, cake-slice * dagger * poniard * scalpel * stiletto * (wikipedia "knife")

    Verb

    (knif)
  • To cut with a knife .
  • To use a knife' to injure or kill by stabbing, slashing, or otherwise using the sharp edge of the ' knife as a weapon.
  • To cut through as if with a knife .
  • To betray, especially in the context of a political slate.
  • To positively ignore, especially in order to denigrate. compare cut