Definitions for knitnɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

knitnɪt(v.)knit•ted; knit, knit•ting

  1. (v.t.)to make (a garment, fabric, etc.) by interlocking loops of yarn by hand with knitting needles or by machine.

    Category: Textiles, Clothing

  2. to join closely and firmly, as members or parts.

  3. to contract into folds or wrinkles:

    to knit the brow.

  4. (v.i.)to become closely and firmly joined together; grow together, as broken bones.

  5. to contract into folds or wrinkles, as the brow.

  6. to do knitting.

    Category: Clothing

  7. (n.)a fabric or garment produced by knitting.

    Category: Clothing

  8. 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.

    Category: Clothing

    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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. knit(noun)

    a fabric made by knitting

  2. knit, knit stitch, plain, plain stitch(noun)

    a basic knitting stitch

  3. knit, knitting, knitwork(verb)

    needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine

  4. knit(verb)

    make (textiles) by knitting

    "knit a scarf"

  5. knit, entwine(verb)

    tie or link together

  6. pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knit(verb)

    to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

    "She puckered her lips"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. knit(verb)ɪt

    to use wool and long needles to make a piece of clothing

    to knit a sweater


  1. knit(Verb)

    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

  2. knit(Verb)

    To join closely and firmly together.

    The joint fight for survival knitted the men closely together.

  3. knit(Verb)

    To become closely and firmly joined; become compact(ed).

  4. knit(Verb)

    To grow together.

    All those seedlings knitted into a kaleidoscopic border

  5. knit(Verb)

    To combine from various elements.

    The witness knitted his testimony from contradictory pieces of hearsay.

  6. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knit

    of Knit

  2. Knit(verb)

    to form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying

  3. Knit(verb)

    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

  4. Knit(verb)

    to join; to cause to grow together

  5. Knit(verb)

    to unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love

  6. Knit(verb)

    to draw together; to contract into wrinkles

  7. Knit(verb)

    to form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops

  8. Knit(verb)

    to be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound

  9. Knit(noun)

    union knitting; texture


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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.

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