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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kneel, kneelingverb

    supporting yourself on your knees

  2. kneelverb

    rest one's weight on one's knees

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

Wiktionary

  1. kneelverb

    To stoop down and rest on the knee or knees.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kneelverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. knelen, cneolien; akin to D. knielen, Dan. knle. See Knee.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kneel

    nēl, v.i. to bend the knee: to rest or fall on the knee:—pa.t. and pa.p. kneeled, knelt.—n. Kneel′er, one who kneels. [Knee.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kneel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kneel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of kneel in a Sentence

  1. Proverb:

    Don't kneel in front of a saint who doesn't perspire.

  2. Reno Mayor Eric Hunter:

    My primary point was that Mr. [O'Rourke] is wrong, there are many other things one can do that is more American than showing such disrespect for our veterans and our country, while it's the right of anyone to kneel and I would defend that right, it's also our right to state our opinion that their method of protest is disrespectful. We have four veterans on our council including myself, and I think we would all agree on that point.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

  4. Hermine Ricketts:

    I love gardening, i love being able to kneel down in the ground, to touch the soil.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A man's demonstration of self-respect is to never go down on knees before a woman and his self-protection is to stay away from a person who does or asks the people to do such demeaning, kneel down acts.

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    (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
    • A. lank
    • B. jejune
    • C. irascible
    • D. dicotyledonous

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