What does kneel mean?

Definitions for kneel
nilkneel

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

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.]

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce kneel?

How to say kneel in sign language?

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. 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.”

  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. Don Lemon:

    Real patriotism is understanding what the Constitution means for all Americans and abiding by the Constitution, not doing some false presentation that you pretend to be a patriot while other people are around you, going to the concession stands, getting beer or fights in the stands or talking to each other with their baseball caps on. That is not real patriotism. Real patriotism is understanding that all of us are created equal and we have the choice to stand, kneel or sit or even attend a football game if we choose to.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Men are now being forced to kneel down and beg women for mercy. Yes, I told you that there is peace only after one person takes the lead. This is the universal law of nature.

  5. 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.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

kneel#10000#43769#100000

Translations for kneel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for kneel »

Translation

Find a translation for the kneel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these kneel definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "kneel." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 25 May 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/kneel>.

    Are we missing a good definition for kneel? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    kneel

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    offensive to the mind
    • A. askant
    • B. dicotyledonous
    • C. repugnant
    • D. numinous

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for kneel: