What does genuflect mean?

Definitions for genuflectˈdʒɛn yʊˌflɛkt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word genuflect.

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

  2. Origin: [See Genuflection.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Genuflect

    jen-ū-flekt′, v.i. to bend the knee in worship or respect.—ns. Genuflec′tion, Genuflex′ion. [L. genu, the knee, flectĕre, to bend.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of genuflect in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of genuflect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jimmy Breslin:

    The office of president is a bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy, that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit.

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Translations for genuflect

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • [[bøje]] [[knæ]]Danish
  • niederknienGerman
  • [[doblar]] [[la]] [[rodilla]]Spanish
  • [[زانو]] [[خم]] [[كردن]]Persian
  • kyyristellä, polvistuaFinnish
  • génuflexionFrench
  • [[fincar]] [[o]] [[xeonllo]], [[dobregar]] [[o]] [[xeonllo]]Galician
  • koma fyrir kné, gera knéfall, falla á kné, knékrjúpaIcelandic
  • genuflettersiItalian
  • 跪くJapanese
  • klękaćPolish
  • [[преклони́ть]] [[колено, [[соверши́ть]] [[коленопреклоне́ние]], пресмыка́ться, [[соверша́ть]] [[коленопреклоне́ние]], [[преклоня́ть]] [[коленоRussian
  • [[bie]] [[në]] [[gjunjë]]Albanian
  • knäfalla, knäböjaSwedish

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