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KNIT, v.t. nit. pret. and pp. knit or knitted. [L. nodo,whence nodus, Eng. knot.]

1. To unite, as threads by needles; to connect in a kind of net-work; as, to knit a stocking.

2. To unite closely; as, let our hearts be knit together in love.

3. To join or cause to grow together.

Nature cannot knit the bones, while the parts are under a discharge.

4. To tie; to fasten.

And he saw heaven opened,and a certain vessel descending to him, as it were a great sheet knit at the four corners. Acts.10.

5. To draw together; to contract; as, to knit the brows.

KNIT, v.i. nit. To unite or interweave by needles.

1. To unite closely; to grow together. Broken bones will in time knit and become sound.

KNIT, n. nit. Union by knitting; texture. [Little used.]




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KNIT, v.t. nit. pret. and pp. knit or knitted. [L. nodo,whence nodus, Eng. knot.]

1. To unite, as threads by needles; to connect in a kind of net-work; as, to knit a stocking.

2. To unite closely; as, let our hearts be knit together in love.

3. To join or cause to grow together.

Nature cannot knit the bones, while the parts are under a discharge.

4. To tie; to fasten.

And he saw heaven opened,and a certain vessel descending to him, as it were a great sheet knit at the four corners. Acts.10.

5. To draw together; to contract; as, to knit the brows.

KNIT, v.i. nit. To unite or interweave by needles.

1. To unite closely; to grow together. Broken bones will in time knit and become sound.

KNIT, n. nit. Union by knitting; texture. [Little used.]


KNIT, n. [nit.]

Union by knitting; texture. [Little used.]


KNIT, v.i. [nit.]

  1. To unite or interweave by needles.
  2. To unite closely; to grow together. Broken bones will in time knit and become sound.

KNIT, v.t. [nit; pret. and pp. knit or knitted. Sax. cnyttan; Sw. knyta; Dan. knytter; probably L. nodo, whence nodus, Eng. knot.]

  1. To unite, as threads by needles; to connect in a kind of net-work; as, to knit a stocking.
  2. To unite closely; as, let our hearts be knit together in love.
  3. To join or cause to grow together. Nature can not knit the bones, while the parts are under a discharge. – Wiseman.
  4. To tie; to fasten. And he saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending to him, as it were a great sheet knit at the four corners. Acts x.
  5. To draw together; to contract; as, to knit the brows.

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

    A great sheet knit at the four corners. Acts x. 11.

    When your head did but ache,
    I knit my handkercher about your brows.
    Shak.

  2. To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops.
  3. Union knitting; texture.

    Shak.
  4. 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.
  5. To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound.

    To knit up, to wind up; to conclude; to come to a close. "It remaineth to knit up briefly with the nature and compass of the seas." [Obs.] Holland.

  6. To join; to cause to grow together.

    Nature can not knit the bones while the parts are under a discharge. Wiseman.

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

    Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit. Shak.

    Come , knit hands, and beat the ground,
    In a light fantastic round.
    Milton.

    A link among the days, toknit
    The generations each to each.
    Tennyson.

  8. To draw together; to contract into wrinkles.

    He knits his brow and shows an angry eye. Shak.

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Knit

KNIT, verb transitive nit. preterit tense and participle passive knit or knitted. [Latin nodo, whence nodus, Eng. knot.]

1. To unite, as threads by needles; to connect in a kind of net-work; as, to knit a stocking.

2. To unite closely; as, let our hearts be knit together in love.

3. To join or cause to grow together.

Nature cannot knit the bones, while the parts are under a discharge.

4. To tie; to fasten.

And he saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending to him, as it were a great sheet knit at the four corners. Acts 10:11.

5. To draw together; to contract; as, to knit the brows.

KNIT, verb intransitive nit. To unite or interweave by needles.

1. To unite closely; to grow together. Broken bones will in time knit and become sound.

KNIT, noun nit. Union by knitting; texture. [Little used.]

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