Knife, Knifes, Knives; Knave, Nave, Naïve  

A south Indian restaurant in London has put a signboard aimed at the Indian snobs asking for knives, forks and spoons: Indian food tastes better when eaten with hands especially the dishes like dosa and poori.

The plural form of knife is knives. And knife also functions as a verb: to knife – knife/knifes/knifing – knifed; knifes – is the present tense verb of knife.

“I have a weird thing with knives. I don’t like knives very much. Like when my parents are cooking in the kitchen and using knives to chop vegetables, I can’t be in the same room. For whatever reason, knives just terrify me.” –Maika Monroe


Knife is a sharp blade with a handy used for cutting vegetables and meat, a weapon, a cutting blade in a machine, tool to cut or slice things.

There are different types of knives each made for a specific purpose: carving-knife, paper-knife, kitchen knife…

One of the most used and misused objects is kitchen knife.

The plural form of knife is knives.

Knife is used in the idioms: you could cut it with a knife (very obvious or heavy), get one’s knife, the knives are out, go under the knife, under the knife, and twist or turn the knife in the wound.

KNIFE as the verb:

Knife also functions as verb: knife, knifes, knifed. Knife means to attack someone using a knife.

Knifes is the third person form of the verb to knife: EXAMPLE: She artistically knifes the carrots and beetroots for salad: inedible becomes edible as result of her craft in knifing.

Can you knife (cut) the vegetables?

Knife-attacks are not uncommon, and they become invariably a news item either locally or regionally depending upon the victim and attacker.

Do you use knives and forks and spoons while you eat your normal dinner? Possibly, it depends on your cuisine and the place of dining.


Knave means jack (in the cards – the knave of hearts), and a dishonest person, or a man without honour.

Knavery means dishonesty, trickery.

Knavishly is an adverb and knavish is an adjective meaning deceitful.

Will you tolerate the injustice knavishly?


Nave is part of church or cathedral, the central approach to the altar or the passage that leads to the altar (unlike nathex, chancel, transept).

Nave is the long central part of a church or cathedral with aisles or long passages.


Naïve means too willing to believe someone or something that it is real or truth; an unjudged mind because it believes that people are good, and fair, and do not utter lies.

Some people can abuse or exploit someone’s naivety.

Naïve (adjective), naively (adverb), and naivety (noun): refers to someone’s character or attitude who believes easily in someone’s utterances.

Are people in democratic countries naïve to the electoral promises? Implicit faith of voters who do not misuse knives but trust in politicians. But!