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Meaning of KNEAD

Pronunciation:  need

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
  2. [v]  make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"
 

KNEAD is a 5 letter word that starts with K.

 

 Synonyms: massage, rub down, work
 
 See Also: manipulate, masticate, rub

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Knead\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kneaded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Kneading}.] [OE. kneden, As. cnedan; akin to D. kneden, G.
kneten, Sw. kn?da, Icel. kno?a; cf. OSlav. gnesti.]
1. To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands;
   esp., to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles,
   into a well mixed mass, as the materials of bread, cake,
   etc.; as, to knead dough.

         The kneading, the making of the cake, the heating of
         the oven, and the baking.             --Shak.

2. Fig.: To treat or form as by kneading; to beat.

         I will knead him : I'll make him supple. --Shak.

{Kneading trough}, a trough or tray in which dough is
   kneaded. --Ex. viii. 3.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

to prepare dough in the process of baking (Gen. 18:6; 1 Sam. 28:24; Hos. 7:4).

 
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