Simple Definition of kneel
: to move your body so that one or both of your knees are on the floor : to be in a position in which both of your knees are on the floor
Examples of kneel
She was kneeling on the floor beside her child.
He was kneeling in front of the altar and praying.
Origin of kneel
Middle English knelen, from Old English cnēowlian; akin to Old English cnēow knee
First Known Use: before 12th century
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