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Meaning of KNEEL

Pronunciation:  neel

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  supporting yourself on your knees
  2. [v]  rest one's weight on one's knees; "In church you have to kneel during parts of the service"
 

KNEEL is a 5 letter word that starts with K.

 

 Synonyms: kneeling
 
 See Also: motility, motion, move, movement, rest

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Kneel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Knelt}or {Kneeled} (?); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Kneeling}.] [OE. knelen, cneolien; akin to D.
knielen, Dan. kn[ae]le. See {Knee}.]
To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; -- sometimes
with down.

      And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord,
      lay not this sin to their charge.        --Acts vii.
                                               60.

      As soon as you are dressed, kneel and say the Lord's
      Prayer.                                  --Jer. Taylor.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bend, bend the knee, bend the neck, bob, bob a curtsy, bob down, bootlick, bow, bow and scrape, bow down, bow the head, cower, crawl, creep, cringe, crouch, curtsy, duck, fall down before, fawn, flatter, genuflect, grovel, kowtow, lick the dust, lickspittle, make a leg, make a reverence, make obeisance, nod, salaam, scrape, stoop, toadeat, toady, truckle
 

 

 

 

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