on bended knee

idiom

Definition of on bended knee

: in a kneeling position : in the position of someone who is kneeling on one knee He proposed to her on bended knee. sometimes used figuratively to indicate supplicationHe was forced to ask for their help on bended knee.

Learn More about on bended knee

Statistics for on bended knee

Cite this Entry

“On bended knee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20bended%20knee. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

Comments on on bended knee

What made you want to look up on bended knee? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!