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Meaning of KNIT

Pronunciation:  nit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
  2. [n]  a basic knitting stitch
  3. [n]  a fabric made by knitting
  4. [v]  to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
  5. [v]  make (textiles) by knitting; "knit a scarf"
  6. [v]  tie or link together

KNIT is a 4 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: cockle, crumple, entwine, knit stitch, knitted fabric, knitting, knitwork, plain, plain stitch, pucker, rumple
 See Also: balbriggan, cloth, conjoin, crease, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, crinkle, crisp, double knit, fabric, intertwine, jersey, join, knitting stitch, loop, material, needlecraft, needlework, purl, purl stitch, rib, ruckle, run up, scrunch, scrunch up, sew, sew together, stitch, stockinet, stockinette, textile, tricot, wrinkle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Knit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knit} or {Knitted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Knitting}.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr.
    cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn?ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See
    1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as
       cord; to fasten by tying.
             A great sheet knit at the four corners. --Acts x.
             When your head did but ache, I knit my handkercher
             about your brows.                     --Shak.
    2. To form, as a textile fabric, by the interlacing of yarn
       or thread in a series of connected loops, by means of
       needles, either by hand or by machinery; as, to knit
    3. To join; to cause to grow together.
             Nature can not knit the bones while the parts are
             under a discharge.                    --Wiseman.
    4. To unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit
       together in love.
             Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit. --Shak.
             Come, knit hands, and beat the ground, In a light
             fantastic round.                      --Milton.
             A link among the days, toknit The generations each
             to each.                              --Tennyson.
    5. To draw together; to contract into wrinkles.
             He knits his brow and shows an angry eye. --Shak.
  2. \Knit\, v. i.
    1. To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave
       by making knots or loops.
    2. To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones
       will in time knit and become sound.
    {To knit up}, to wind up; to conclude; to come to a close.
       ``It remaineth to knit up briefly with the nature and
       compass of the seas.'' [Obs.] --Holland.
  3. \Knit\, n.
    Union knitting; texture. --Shak.
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