knit

verb
\ ˈnit How to pronounce knit (audio) \
knit or knitted; knitting

Definition of knit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to form by interlacing yarn or thread in a series of connected loops with needles
2a : 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 chiefly dialectal : to tie together

intransitive verb

1 : to make knitted fabrics or objects
2a : to become compact
b : to grow together
c : to become drawn together

knit

noun

Definition of knit (Entry 2 of 2)

2a : a knit fabric
b knits plural : knitwear

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Other Words from knit

Verb

knitter noun

Examples of knit in a Sentence

Verb a style that knits together material from many different sources a town knit together by farming
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb For decades Iran thrived on its ability to slowly build up powerful proxies across the Middle East, often with Soleimani playing a key role in knitting together groups from Lebanon to Syria and Iraq. Seth J. Frantzman, National Review, "How Will the Iranians Respond?," 4 Jan. 2020 North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm West—in tow, clad in ultra-comfy-looking matching knit loungewear. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian West Released a West-Only Christmas Card Due to Family “Stress”," 16 Dec. 2019 Dunne has tousled Hugh Grant hair, and was dressed in an aqua blazer and a matching knit tie. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, "Book of the Month Club, London Edition," 2 Dec. 2019 Joe bundled up a Moncler puffer with a black beanie, knitted scarf, and padded gloves. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, "Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Brave the Elements as They Take a Snowy Stroll in NYC," 2 Dec. 2019 Skullcap Marc Jacobs knit hat, Price upon request, for similar styles, Marc Jacobs store. James Love, Essence, "Top It Off, Shop This Seasons Hottest Hats," 25 Nov. 2019 That team was so close-knit, some of them predicted heroics from the journeyman. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Memorable moments: Travis Ishikawa launches Giants to the World Series," 26 Dec. 2019 Gavin’s side are taken aback by how close-knit and frank the Welsh are. The Economist, "I’m not going to lie “Gavin & Stacey” is a reminder that Britons can put differences aside," 26 Dec. 2019 What knits all Hipcamp hosts together is simple: an interest in sharing your slice of heaven with others, and the desire to protect your land for future generations. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, "How Hipcamp Became the Airbnb of the Outdoors," 2 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun He was last seen wearing a black knit hat, plaid jacket, white shirt, black pants, and black and white shoes, according to the department’s description. Washington Post, "Delaware Correction officials search for missing inmate," 5 Feb. 2020 Available right now on the Wings' website with this deal is a ticket to the Flyers game, a Tigers-Wings reversible knit hat, and a ticket to the Tigers' Opening Day at Comerica Park, March 30 against the Royals. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers team up for Opening Day ticket package," 4 Feb. 2020 World Class Beanies The ribbed knit beanie has earned its place as a winter style staple for everyone from downtown urbanites to Alpine skiers. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "A Guide to Wearing Hats According to the Best Winter Street Style of 2019," 16 Dec. 2019 There was a knit dress that was glittery and knee-length while the model wore tights with purple heels and two French braids, à la Jules from Euphoria. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Marc Jacobs’s NYFW 2019 Runway Show Was All About the Joy of Dressing Up," 12 Sep. 2019 Try wearing your favorite knit with a pair of jeans under your long leather coat to achieve an everyday winter look with a nostalgic twist. Braden Bjella, Teen Vogue, "The Long Leather Coat Is This Season’s Must-Have Trend," 28 Jan. 2020 Learn to knit at crafting class The Malcolm Purvis Branch Library presents a quick craft for adults focusing on learning to knit from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 30. Houston Chronicle, "Jan. 22-Feb. 1: Bollywood dance class, Sundance Head performance on list of NW Houston events," 20 Jan. 2020 Play up a variety of soft textiles, like wool, cashmere, shag or knit. NBC News, "How redesigning our master bedroom gave my marriage a boost," 19 Jan. 2020 The wrists are a wrap-around rib knit for a good, weather-tight seal and increased durability. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "The Army Found a Way to Keep Your Hands Warm Without Gloves," 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of knit

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 3

Noun

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for knit

Verb and Noun

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

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Time Traveler for knit

Time Traveler

The first known use of knit was before the 12th century

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Last Updated

14 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Knit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knit. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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knit

verb
How to pronounce knit (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of knit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of knit (Entry 2 of 2)

: a piece of clothing that has been made by knitting

knit

verb
\ ˈnit How to pronounce knit (audio) \
knit or knitted; knitting

Kids Definition of knit

1 : to form a fabric or garment by interlacing yarn or thread in connected loops with needles ( knitting needles ) knit a sweater
2 : wrinkle entry 2 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.

Other Words from knit

knitter noun

knit

verb
\ ˈnit How to pronounce knit (audio) \
knit or knitted; knitting

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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