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
chiefly dialect :  to tie together
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>
:  to form by interlacing yarn or thread in a series of connected loops with needles
intransitive verb
:  to make knitted fabrics or objects
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



: a piece of clothing that has been made by knitting

Full Definition of KNIT

a :  a knit fabric
b plural :  knitwear

First Known Use of KNIT


Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile


verb \ˈnit\   (Medical Dictionary)
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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