a fabric made by knitting
knit, knit stitch, plain, plain stitch(noun)
a basic knitting stitch
knit, knitting, knitwork(verb)
needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
make (textiles) by knitting
"knit a scarf"
tie or link together
pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knit(verb)
to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
"She puckered her lips"
and To turn thread or yarn into a piece of fabric by forming loops that are pulled through each other. This can be done by hand with needles or by machine.
The first generation knitted to order, the second still knits for its own use, the next leave knitting to industrial manufacturers
To join closely and firmly together.
The joint fight for survival knitted the men closely together.
To become closely and firmly joined; become compact(ed).
To grow together.
All those seedlings knitted into a kaleidoscopic border
To combine from various elements.
The witness knitted his testimony from contradictory pieces of hearsay.
Origin: From knitten, from cnyttan, akin to cnotta 'knot', from the Proto-Germanic root knuttjan, from stem knutt-. Cognate with Old Norse knýta (Danish knytte) and Northern German knütten.
to form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying
to form, as a textile fabric, by the interlacing of yarn or thread in a series of connected loops, by means of needles, either by hand or by machinery; as, to knit stockings
to join; to cause to grow together
to unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love
to draw together; to contract into wrinkles
to form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops
to be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound
union knitting; texture
Origin: [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. knta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See Knot.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nit, v.t. to form into a knot: to tie together: to unite into network by needles: to unite closely, to draw together: to contract.—v.i. to interweave with needles: to grow together:—pr.p. knit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. knit′ted or knit.—n. (Shak.) a style of knitting.—ns. Knit′ter; Knit′ting, the work of a knitter: union, junction: the network formed by knitting; Knit′ting-machine′, a machine for knitting; Knit′ting-need′le, a long needle or wire used for knitting thread into stockings, &c. [A.S. cnyttan—cnotta, a knot.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'knit' in Verbs Frequency: #687
The numerical value of knit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of knit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They were a close-knit family, no drugs, no alcohol.
My masculinity isn't hinged on whether or not I knit.
This was a tragic accident that has devastated our very close-knit family.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
We knit alone our life, before seeing by it our shroud. (Nous tricotons notre vie seule, Avant d'y voir notre linceul)
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Translations for knit
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- tejer, [[hacer]] [[punto]], soldarse, tricotarSpanish
- yhdistellä, hitsautua, hitsata, yhdistyä, yhdistää, neuloa, punoaFinnish
- unir, tricoter, élaborer, échafauder, construire, souderFrench
- fighScottish Gaelic
- elaborare, compattare, legare, saldarsiItalian
- stréckenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- manao baMalagasy
- breien, samenbreien, aaneengroeien, aaneenbreienDutch
- robić na drutach, dziaćPolish
- soldar, tricotarPortuguese
- сплотить, связать, вязать, сплачиватьRussian
- плести, plestiSerbo-Croatian
- štrikovať, pliesťSlovak
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