kneel

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verb \ˈnēl\

Definition of kneel

knelt

play \ˈnelt\ or

kneeled

kneeling

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to bend the knee :  fall or rest on the knees

Examples of kneel in a sentence

  1. She was kneeling on the floor beside her child.

  2. He was kneeling in front of the altar and praying.

Origin and Etymology of kneel

Middle English knelen, from Old English cnēowlian; akin to Old English cnēow knee


First Known Use: before 12th century


KNEEL Defined for English Language Learners

kneel

play
verb \ˈnēl\

Definition of kneel for English Language Learners

  • : 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


KNEEL Defined for Kids

kneel

play
verb \ˈnēl\

Definition of kneel for Students

knelt

\ˈnelt\ or

kneeled

\ˈnēld\

kneeling

  1. :  to support the body on the knees


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