knit

[ nit ]
/ nɪt /

verb (used with object), knit·ted or knit, knit·ting.

verb (used without object), knit·ted or knit, knit·ting.

noun

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Origin of knit

before 1000; Middle English knitte, Old English cnyttan to tie; cognate with German knütten; see knot1

SYNONYMS FOR knit

OTHER WORDS FROM knit

knit·ta·ble, adjectiveknit·ter, nounpre·knit, verb (used with object), pre·knit·ted or pre·knit, pre·knit·ting.re·knit, verb, re·knit·ted or re·knit, re·knit·ting.
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Example sentences from the Web for reknit

  • When the feet wore out on socks and stockings, they would unravel them, save the good thread, and reknit the foot or toe or heel.

    Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives|Work Projects Administration

British Dictionary definitions for reknit

knit
/ (nɪt) /

verb knits, knitting, knitted or knit

to make (a garment, etc) by looping and entwining (yarn, esp wool) by hand by means of long eyeless needles (knitting needles) or by machine (knitting machine)
to join or be joined together closely
to draw (the brows) together or (of the brows) to come together, as in frowning or concentrating
(of a broken bone) to join together; heal

noun

  1. a fabric or garment made by knitting
  2. (in combination)a heavy knit

Derived forms of knit

knittable, adjectiveknitter, noun

Word Origin for knit

Old English cnyttan to tie in; related to Middle Low German knütten to knot together; see knot 1
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