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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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Kneelv. n.

    To perform the act of genuflection; to bend the knee.

    Etymology: from knee.

    When thou do’st ask me blessing, I’ll kneel down,
    And ask of thee forgiveness. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Ere I was risen from the place that shew’d
    My duty kneeling, came a reeking post,
    Stew’d in his haste, half breathing, panting forth
    From Goneril, his mistress, salutation. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    A certain man kneeling down to him, said, Lord, have mercy upon my son; for he is lunatick. Mat. xvii.

    As soon as you are dressed, kneel and say the Lord’s prayer. Jeremy Taylor, Guide to Devotion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kneelverb

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

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

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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. Sipho P Nkosi:

    When we kneel before him, he lifts us up with his great hands.

  2. Don Lemon:

    I think it’s heading into November and I think the president realizes his base, this is something that animates his base and he’s going to continue on with it, if the president cares about Americans' First Amendment rights, and his own First Amendment rights, and the rights of his people who support him, then he should care about the First Amendment rights of those people who have chosen to kneel during the national anthem.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    You must pay for conformity. All goes well as long as you run with conformists. But you, who are honest men in other particulars, know that there is alive somewhere a man whose honesty reaches to this point also, that he shall not kneel to false gods, and, on the day when you meet him, you sink into the class of counterfeits.

  4. Red Skelton:

    I personably believe that as long as we have the tree of the Christ Child in our living room and a wreath on the door and as long as men can kneel down and pray to God that there’ll be less men on their knees shooting guns in foxholes. Remember it’s the birthday of the Christ Child and not a holiday for the greedy and with this in mind, may I say Merry Christmas to you all and God bless you.”

  5. Hermine Ricketts:

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

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