- 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.
- 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.
Origin of knit
Synonyms for knit
Examples from the Web for reknit
Historical Examples of 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
- 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
Word Origin for knit
Old English cnyttan "to tie with a knot, bind, fasten," related to Old Norse knytja "bind together," Middle Low German knütten "to tie, knot," Old English cnotta "a knot," from Proto-Germanic *knuttjan, from stem *knutt-. Of brows, late 14c. Meaning "to do knitting" (especially plain stitch) is from 1520s. Related: Knitted; knitting.