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knit

verb \ ˈnit \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of knit

knit or knitted; knitting
transitive verb
1 :to form by interlacing yarn or thread in a series of connected loops with needles
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
3 chiefly dialectal :to tie together
intransitive verb
1 :to make knitted fabrics or objects
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

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Origin and Etymology of knit

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


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knit

noun

Definition of knit

2 a :a knit fabric
b knits plural :knitwear

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Origin and Etymology of knit

see 1knit

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KNIT Defined for English Language Learners

knit

verb

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


knit

noun

Definition of knit for English Language Learners

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


KNIT Defined for Kids

knit

verb \ ˈnit \

Definition of knit for Students

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

knitter

noun

Medical Dictionary

knit

verb \ ˈnit \

medical Definition of knit

knit or knitted; knitting
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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