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knee

KNEE, n. nee. [L. genu.]

1. In anatomy, the articulation of the thigh and leg bones.

2. In ship-building, a piece of timber somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent, having two branches or arms, and used to connect the beams of a ship with her sides or timbers.

KNEE, v.t. nee. To supplicate by kneeling. [Not used.]




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KNEE, n. nee. [L. genu.]

1. In anatomy, the articulation of the thigh and leg bones.

2. In ship-building, a piece of timber somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent, having two branches or arms, and used to connect the beams of a ship with her sides or timbers.

KNEE, v.t. nee. To supplicate by kneeling. [Not used.]


KNEE, n. [nee; Sax. cneow; G. knie; D. knie; Sw. knä; Dan. knæ; Fr. genou; It. ginocchio; L. genu; Gr. γονυ; Sans. janu. As the same word in Saxon signifies generation, it appears to belong to the family of γινομαι, geno, and to signify a shoot or protuberance.]

  1. In anatomy, the articulation of the thigh and leg bones.
  2. In ship-building, a piece of timber somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent, having two branches or arms, and used to connect the beams of a ship with her sides or timbers. – Mar. Dict.

KNEE, v.t. [nee.]

To supplicate by kneeling. [Not used.] – Shak.


Knee
  1. In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg.
  2. To supplicate by kneeling.

    [Obs.]

    Fall down, and knee
    The way into his mercy.
    Shak

  3. The joint, or region of the joint, between the thigh and leg.

    (b)
  4. A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
  5. A bending of the knee, as in respect or courtesy.

    Give them title, knee, and approbation. Shak.

    Knee breeches. See under Breeches. -- Knee holly, Knee holm (Bot.), butcher's broom. -- Knee jerk (Physiol.) a jerk or kick produced by a blow or sudden strain upon the patellar tendon of the knee, which causes a sudden contraction of the quadriceps muscle] one of the so-called tendon reflexes. -- Knee joint. See in the Vocabulary. -- Knee timber, timber with knees or angles in it. -- Knee tribute, or Knee worship, tribute paid by kneeling; worship by genuflection. [Obs.] "Knee tribute yet unpaid." Milton.

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Knee

KNEE, noun nee. [Latin genu.]

1. In anatomy, the articulation of the thigh and leg bones.

2. In ship-building, a piece of timber somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent, having two branches or arms, and used to connect the beams of a ship with her sides or timbers.

KNEE, verb transitive nee. To supplicate by kneeling. [Not used.]

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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2. To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity; as gabbling fowls.

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