Definitions for knitnɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
knitnɪt(v.)knit•ted; knit, knit•ting
(v.t.)to make (a garment, fabric, etc.) by interlocking loops of yarn by hand with knitting needles or by machine.
Category: Textiles, Clothing
to join closely and firmly, as members or parts.
to contract into folds or wrinkles:
to knit the brow.
(v.i.)to become closely and firmly joined together; grow together, as broken bones.
to contract into folds or wrinkles, as the brow.
to do knitting.
(n.)a fabric or garment produced by knitting.
the basic stitch in knitting, formed by pulling a loop of the working yarn forward through an existing stitch and then slipping that stitch off the needle.
Ref: Compare purl1 (def. 1). 1 3
Origin of knit:
bef. 1000; ME knitte, OE cnyttan to tie; c. MD, MLG knutten; akin to knot1
a fabric made by knitting
knit, knit stitch, plain, plain stitch(noun)
a basic knitting stitch
knit, knitting, knitwork(verb)
needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
make (textiles) by knitting
"knit a scarf"
tie or link together
pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knit(verb)
to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
"She puckered her lips"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to use wool and long needles to make a piece of clothing
to knit a sweater
and To turn thread or yarn into a piece of fabric by forming loops that are pulled through each other. This can be done by hand with needles or by machine.
The first generation knitted to order, the second still knits for its own use, the next leave knitting to industrial manufacturers
To join closely and firmly together.
The joint fight for survival knitted the men closely together.
To become closely and firmly joined; become compact(ed).
To grow together.
All those seedlings knitted into a kaleidoscopic border
To combine from various elements.
The witness knitted his testimony from contradictory pieces of hearsay.
Origin: From knitten, from cnyttan, akin to cnotta 'knot', from the Proto-Germanic root knuttjan, from stem knutt-. Cognate with Old Norse knýta (Danish knytte) and Northern German knütten.
to form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying
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 stockings
to join; to cause to grow together
to unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love
to draw together; to contract into wrinkles
to form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops
to be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound
union knitting; texture
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'knit' in Verbs Frequency: #687
Translations for knit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to form (a garment) from yarn (of wool etc) by making and connecting loops, using knitting-needles
She is teaching children to knit and sew; She knitted him a sweater for Christmas.
- يُحيك، يَحْبِكArabic
- tricotarPortuguese (BR)
- tejer, hacer punto, tricotarSpanish
- lavorare a maglia, sferruzzareItalian
- 뜨개질을 하다Korean
- robić na drutachPolish
- اوبدل لكه بنيان يا خولهPashto
- fazer malhaPortuguese
- a tricotaRomanian
- örgü örmekTurkish
- 用鉤針或棒針編織Chinese (Trad.)
- плести, в'язатиUkrainian
- بنائی کرناUrdu
- 编织，针织Chinese (Simp.)
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