knead

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

knead

transitive verb \ˈnēd\

: to prepare (dough) by pressing a mixture of flour, water, etc., with your hands

: to press and squeeze (a person's muscles) with your hands

Full Definition of KNEAD

1
a :  to work and press into a mass with or as if with the hands <kneading dough>
b :  to manipulate or massage with a kneading motion <kneaded sore neck muscles>
2
:  to form or shape by or as if by kneading
knead·able \ˈnē-də-bəl\ adjective
knead·er noun

Examples of KNEAD

  1. Knead the dough until it is smooth.

Origin of KNEAD

Middle English kneden, from Old English cnedan; akin to Old High German knetan to knead
First Known Use: before 12th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: kneaded eraser
Previous Word in the Dictionary: knawel
All Words Near: knead

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up knead? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More