Definitions for kneelnil

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kneelnil(v.i.)knelt; kneeled, kneel•ing.

  1. to go down or rest on the knees or a knee.

Origin of kneel:

bef. 1000; ME knelen, OE cnēowlian (c. MLG knēlen, D knielen). See knee , -le

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kneel, kneeling(verb)

    supporting yourself on your knees

  2. kneel(verb)

    rest one's weight on one's knees

    "In church you have to kneel during parts of the service"

Wiktionary

  1. kneel(Verb)

    To stoop down and rest on the knee or knees.

  2. Origin: From knelen, knewlen, from cneowlian, equivalent to . Cognate with knielen, knelen, dialectal knielen, kneulen, knülen, knæle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kneel(verb)

    to bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; -- sometimes with down

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kneel' in Verbs Frequency: #1077


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

kneel(verb)

(often with down) to be in, or move into, a position in which both the foot and the knee of one or both legs are on the ground

She knelt (down) to fasten the child's shoes; She was kneeling on the floor cutting out a dress pattern.

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