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knit

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verb \ˈnit\

Definition of knit

knit

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knitted

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knitting

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

  3. 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>

  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. 2a :  to become compactb :  to grow togetherc :  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

Definition of knit

  1. 1 :  knit stitch

  2. 2a :  a knit fabricb knits plural :  knitwear

Origin and Etymology of knit

see 1knit


First Known Use: 1596

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KNIT Defined for English Language Learners

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knit

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verb \ˈnit\

Definition of knit for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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knit

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Definition of knit for English Language Learners

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


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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