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1knit

verb \ˈnit\

: to make (a piece of clothing) from yarn or thread by using long needles or a special machine

: to closely join or combine (things or people)

: to form (something) by bringing people or things together

knit or knit·tedknit·ting

Full Definition of KNIT

transitive verb
1
chiefly dialect :  to tie together
2
a :  to link firmly or closely <knitted my hands>
b :  to cause to grow together <time and rest will knit a fractured bone>
c :  to contract into wrinkles <knitted her brow>
3
:  to form by interlacing yarn or thread in a series of connected loops with needles
intransitive verb
1
:  to make knitted fabrics or objects
2
a :  to become compact
b :  to grow together
c :  to become drawn together
knit·ter noun

Examples of KNIT

  1. a style that knits together material from many different sources
  2. a town knit together by farming

Origin of KNIT

Middle English knitten, from Old English cnyttan; akin to Old English cnotta knot
First Known Use: before 12th century

2knit

noun

: a piece of clothing that has been made by knitting

Full Definition of KNIT

2
a :  a knit fabric
b plural :  knitwear

First Known Use of KNIT

1596

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile
KNIT Defined for Kids

knit

verb \ˈnit\
knit or knit·tedknit·ting

Definition of KNIT for Kids

1
:  to form a fabric or garment by interlacing yarn or thread in connected loops with needles (knitting needles) <knit a sweater>
2
:  2wrinkle <The suspicious teacher knit his brow.>
3
:  to draw or come together closely as if knitted :  unite firmly <Hardship only knit the family more closely together.>
knit·ter noun
Medical Dictionary

knit

verb \ˈnit\
knit or knit·tedknit·ting

Medical Definition of KNIT

transitive verb
:  to cause to grow together <time and rest will knit a fractured bone>
intransitive verb
:  to grow together <fractures in old bones knit slowly>
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