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knit

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verb \ˈnit\

Simple Definition of knit

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of knit

knit

or

knitted

knitting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 chiefly dialect :  to tie together

  3. 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>

  4. 3 :  to form by interlacing yarn or thread in a series of connected loops with needles

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to make knitted fabrics or objects

  7. 2 a :  to become compact b :  to grow together c :  to become drawn together

knitter

noun

Examples of knit in a sentence

  1. a style that knits together material from many different sources

  2. a town knit together by farming



Origin and Etymology of knit

Middle English knitten, from Old English cnyttan; akin to Old English cnotta knot


First Known Use: before 12th century


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knit

noun

Simple Definition of knit

  • : a piece of clothing that has been made by knitting

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of knit

  1. 1 :  knit stitch

  2. 2 a :  a knit fabric b plural :  knitwear

1596

First Known Use of knit

1596

Other Textiles Terms

Rhymes with knit

bit, bitt, brit, Brit, chit, dit, fit, flit, frit, git, grit, hit, it, kit, lit, mitt, nit, pit, quit, sit, skit, slit, snit, spit, split, Split, sprit, teat, tit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit



KNIT Defined for Kids

knit

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verb \ˈnit\

Definition of knit for Students

knit

or

knitted

knitting

  1. 1 :  to form a fabric or garment by interlacing yarn or thread in connected loops with needles (knitting needles) <knit a sweater>

  2. 2 :  2wrinkle <The suspicious teacher knit his brow.>

  3. 3 :  to draw or come together closely as if knitted :  unite firmly <Hardship only knit the family more closely together.>

knitter

noun



Medical Dictionary

knit

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verb \ˈnit\

Medical Definition of knit

knit

or

knitted

;

knitting

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause to grow together <time and rest will knit a fractured bone>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to grow together <fractures in old bones knit slowly>




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