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Meaning of KNEEL

Pronunciation:  neel

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

      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