the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
"the knocking grew louder"
An act in which something is knocked on, or the sound thus produced
a beating; a rap; a series of raps
Knocking is a 2006 documentary film directed by Joel Engardio and Tom Shepard that focuses on the civil liberties fought for by Jehovah's Witnesses. It focuses primarily on the stories of three Jehovah's Witnesses, and how their lives demonstrate three fundamental Witness teachings that have affected society in general: Conscientious objection, and rejection of blood transfusions and saluting the flag. Knocking won the jury award for best documentary at the 2006 USA Film Festival in Dallas and the audience award for best documentary at the 2006 Indianapolis International Film Festival. It has been shown at film festivals in Trenton, New Jersey; Flint, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; Reno, Nevada; East Lansing, Michigan. Knocking was first televised on the PBS series Independent Lens on May 22, 2007. It was also broadcast on the Australian television program Compass on May 18, 2008. The documentary is also available on DVD.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A slow but sure way of putting the skids under your prospects. Push in the door softly, and all things are yours--knock and nothing shall be opened unto you.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'knocking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3167
The numerical value of knocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of knocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He was knocking at the door.
Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
He's the new archbishop and is knocking, wishing to enter his cathedral.
Explaining to an ignorant person is like knocking at the door of a deaf man.
If you see a door to happiness, do not waste your time knocking it, just open the door and walk in!
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