Definitions for genuflectˈdʒɛn yʊˌflɛkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gen•u•flectˈdʒɛn yʊˌflɛkt(v.i.)

  1. to bend the knee or touch one knee to the floor in reverence or worship.

    Category: Religion, Common Vocabulary

  2. to express a servile attitude; fawn.

Origin of genuflect:

1620–30; < ML genūflectere= L genū, abl. of genuknee+flectere to bend


Princeton's WordNet

  1. genuflect(verb)

    bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image

  2. scrape, kowtow, genuflect(verb)

    bend the knees and bow in a servile manner


  1. genuflect(Verb)

    To bend the knee, as in servitude or worship

  2. genuflect(Verb)

    To behave in a servile manner; to grovel.

  3. Origin: From around 1620–1630 from genuflecto equivalent to the genu + flecto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genuflect(verb)

    to bend the knee, as in worship


  1. Genuflect

    Genuflect was a band composed of former members of 7th Rail Crew, Asystole, and Reveille. In 2005, former founding Reveille members reunited for their new project. The word Genuflect literally means "to bow or kneel before God". The lyrical focus lashes out against those who commit violence in the name of any and all religions. The message is clear cut… The end is near; it's evolution or extinction. The band was a new project by Drew Simollardes and Greg Sullivan, the vocalist and the guitarist from the band Reveille, who toured on Ozzfest with Pantera, Soulfly and Disturbed; and also toured nationally with Sevendust, Static-X, Godsmack, Powerman 5000, Kid Rock, and Machine Head. Genuflect has released two albums thus far. Their debut record The End of the World was released in 2007, and was followed by The Shadow Side, released in 2009. The band headlined national tours in 2008 and again in 2009 promoting their two albums to a loyal underground fan following. Both albums can be purchased here online through CD Baby for distribution to anywhere in the world. Genuflect tracks are also available on iTunes. Genuflect is building a global following, selling records throughout North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and the European Nations. The bands underlying message is turning heads in both fans and critics alike, as the world begins to take notice.


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