surname Dao
knife / blade / single-edged sword / cutlass / CL:把[ba3] / (slang) dollar (loanword) / classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper) / classifier for knife cuts or stabs

= + 丿 : Mnemonic symbol: 刀 looks like a cleaver (while 刂 looks like a kitchen knife).

Don Quixote (d) serves his good deed of the day in front of the aorta (ao1). In order to feed the people, he uses a plow (㇆) to dig up bananas (丿), and cuts them into slices with a broad cleaver (刀).

刀 character breakdown

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3]

Pocahontas (pi-) is eating a banana (丿) in the elevator's living room (-e3).
Character component without intrinsic meaning

= + : ㇆ just looks like a plow.

Characters with 刀 as component

to divide; to separate / to distribute; to allocate / to distinguish (good and bad) / (bound form) branch of (an organization); sub- (as in 分局[fen1 ju2]) / fraction / one tenth (of certain units) / unit of length equivalent to 0.33 cm / minute (unit of time) / minute (angular measurement unit) / a point (in sports or games) / 0.01 yuan (unit of money)

= + : Symbol for this character: A stopwatch (from the meaning "minute"). Frankenstein's monster participates in the annual championship of chopping eightballs in front of the encampment. Using a cleaver, he chops as many eightballs as he can in one minute.
part / share / ingredient / component
Character component without intrinsic meaning

I think this looks like a crane; to the left is its wing, and to the right its head.
surname Na
surname Nuo
variant of 哪[na3]
that / those / then (in that case) / commonly pr. [nei4] before a classifier, esp. in Beijing

= + + : The emperor is wielding a sword with a capacitance, because it's electrical. So in other characters this will be a laser sword.

= + + : Napoleon is practising with his laser sword in the ashram's bathroom, in the case that he will be released from this prison. Then he'll be ready to take on the world.
(archaic) many / beautiful / how / old variant of 挪[nuo2]
surname Shao / name of an ancient state that existed in what is now Shaanxi Province
to call together / to summon / to convene / temple or monastery (used in place names in Inner Mongolia)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: an intercom to call everyone together. James II of England (zh) prepares a few mandarins (口) for everyone in the aorta's bathroom (ao4) by cutting them with a cleaver (刀). As he is finished he calls everyone together (召) over the intercom (召) to come over and fetch a piece.

Words with 刀

lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom) / fig. to attach a great importance to friendship, up to the point of being able to sacrifice oneself for it
ice skates / ice skate blades
to lend sb a knife to kill sb / to get sb else to do one's dirty work / to attack using the strength of another (idiom)
name of the lateral "knife" radical 刂[dao1] in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 18), occurring in 到[dao4], 利[li4], 別|别[bie2] etc
lit. to be the meat on sb's chopping block (idiom) / fig. to be at sb's mercy
lit. to climb mountains of swords and enter seas of flames (idiom) / fig. to go through trials and tribulations (often, for a noble cause)
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
lit. to climb mountains of swords and enter cauldrons of boiling oil (idiom) / fig. to go through trials and tribulations
murder weapon (i.e. knife)

Sentences with 刀

di̅ dí dì de
dài dà
Bring me my sabre!