[ nit ]
/ nɪt /
verb (used with object), knit·ted or knit, knit·ting.
to make (a garment, fabric, etc.) by interlocking loops of one or more yarns either by hand with knitting needles or by machine.
to join closely and firmly, as members or parts (often followed by together): The tragedy knitted the family closer together.
to contract into folds or wrinkles: to knit the brow.
to form or create from diverse sources or elements: She knitted her play from old folk tales and family anecdotes.
verb (used without object), knit·ted or knit, knit·ting.
to become closely and firmly joined together; grow together, as broken bones do.
to contract into folds or wrinkles, as the brow.
to become closely and intimately united.
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Origin of knit
before 1000; Middle English knitte, Old English cnyttan to tie; cognate with German knütten; see knot1
OTHER WORDS FROM knitknit·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
/ (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
- a fabric or garment made by knitting
- (in combination)a heavy knit
Derived forms of knitknittable, 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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