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Definition of KNIT

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Knit \Knit\ (n[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knit} or {Knitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knitting}.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn[=y]ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See {Knot}.]
     1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying. [1913 Webster]

              A great sheet knit at the four corners. --Acts x.
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              When your head did but ache,
              I knit my handkercher about your brows. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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. [1913 Webster]

     3. To join; to cause to grow together.
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              Nature can not knit the bones while the parts are under a discharge.                    --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]

     4. To unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love. [1913 Webster]

              Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Come, knit hands, and beat the ground, In a light fantastic round.           --Milton (Comus). [1913 Webster]

              A link among the days, toknit
              The generations each to each.         --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     5. To draw together; to contract into wrinkles. [1913 Webster]

              He knits his brow and shows an angry eye. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Knit \Knit\, v. i.
     1. To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops. [1913 Webster]

     2. To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Knit \Knit\, n.
     Union knitting; texture. --Shak.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "knit":
     abbreviate, adhere, affix, anchor, annex, attach, belay, bind, braid, cement, cicatrize, cinch, circumscribe, clamp, clinch, close up, coarct, cocker, cockle, cohere, combine, come together, communicate, compact, compress, concentrate, condense, connect, consolidate, constrict, constringe, contract, converge, corrugate, cramp, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkle, crumple, curtail, decrease, draw, draw in, draw together, embrace, engraft, enlace, entwine, fasten, fix, furrow, graft, granulate, grapple, grow together, hang together, heal, heal over, hold together, intercommunicate, interconnect, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, join, knot, lace, link, loom, loop, make fast, mat, meet, mend, merge, moor, narrow, net, noose, plait, pleach, pucker, pucker up, purse, put to, raddle, reduce, ridge, right itself, rimple, ripple, ruck, ruckle, rumple, scab over, screw up, secure, set, set to, shirr, shorten, solidify, splice, strangle, strangulate, tie up, tighten, tissue, trice up, trim, twill, twine, twist, unite, wattle, weave, web, wimple, wreathe, wrinkle


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