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Meaning of KNEE

Pronunciation:  nee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  2. [n]  cloth covering consisting of the part of a trouser leg that covers the knee
  3. [n]  hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella

KNEE is a 4 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: articulatio genus, genu, knee joint, stifle
 See Also: articulatio, articulation, cloth covering, genicular vein, ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hind leg, hinge joint, joint, kneecap, kneepan, leg, leg, musculus articularis genus, patella, vena genus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Knee\, n. [OE. kne, cneo, As. cne['o], cne['o]w; akin to
    OS. knio, kneo, OFries. kn[=i], G. & D. knie, OHG. chniu,
    chneo, Icel. kn?, Sw. kn["a],Dan. kn[ae], Goth. kniu, L.
    genu, Gr. ?, Skr. j[=a]nu, ? Cf. {Genuflection}.]
    1. In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg.
    2. (Anat.)
       (a) The joint, or region of the joint, between the thigh
           and leg.
       (b) In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint,
           corresponding to the wrist in man.
    3. (Mech. & Shipbuilding) A piece of timber or metal formed
       with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when
    4. A bending of the knee, as in respect or courtesy.
             Give them title, knee, and approbation. --Shak.
    {Knee breeches}. See under {Breeches}.
    {Knee holly}, {Knee holm} (Bot.), butcher's broom.
    {Knee jerk} (Physiol.) a jerk or kick produced by a blow or
       sudden strain upon the patellar tendon of the knee, which
       causes a sudden contraction of the quadriceps muscle; one
       of the so-called tendon reflexes.
    {Knee joint}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Knee timber}, timber with knees or angles in it.
    {Knee tribute}, or {Knee worship}, tribute paid by kneeling;
       worship by genuflection. [Obs.] ``Knee tribute yet
       unpaid.'' --Milton.
  2. \Knee\ (n[=e]), v. t.
    To supplicate by kneeling. [Obs.]
          Fall down, and knee The way into his mercy. --Shak
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of your knees, symbolizes a level of support your may be receiving. It also indicates that you are feeling very emotional. Feelings of inadequacy and issues of power/control also come into play. You may have more than you can handle.
Thesaurus Terms
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