What does knit mean?

Definitions for knitnɪt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knit(noun)

    a fabric made by knitting

  2. knit, knit stitch, plain, plain stitch(noun)

    a basic knitting stitch

  3. knit, knitting, knitwork(verb)

    needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine

  4. knit(verb)

    make (textiles) by knitting

    "knit a scarf"

  5. knit, entwine(verb)

    tie or link together

  6. pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knit(verb)

    to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

    "She puckered her lips"


  1. knit(Verb)

    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

  2. knit(Verb)

    To join closely and firmly together.

    The joint fight for survival knitted the men closely together.

  3. knit(Verb)

    To become closely and firmly joined; become compact(ed).

  4. knit(Verb)

    To grow together.

    All those seedlings knitted into a kaleidoscopic border

  5. knit(Verb)

    To combine from various elements.

    The witness knitted his testimony from contradictory pieces of hearsay.

  6. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knit

    of Knit

  2. Knit(verb)

    to form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying

  3. Knit(verb)

    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

  4. Knit(verb)

    to join; to cause to grow together

  5. Knit(verb)

    to unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love

  6. Knit(verb)

    to draw together; to contract into wrinkles

  7. Knit(verb)

    to form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops

  8. Knit(verb)

    to be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound

  9. Knit(noun)

    union knitting; texture

  10. Origin: [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. knta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See Knot.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Knit

    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. cnyttancnotta, a knot.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knit' in Verbs Frequency: #687


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Veronica Mass:

    They were a close-knit family, no drugs, no alcohol.

  2. Robin Green:

    My masculinity isn't hinged on whether or not I knit.

  3. David Regoli:

    This was a tragic accident that has devastated our very close-knit family.

  4. George Burns:

    Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

  5. Charles de LEUSSE:

    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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