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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [nit]
    • /nɪt/
    • /nɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [nit]
    • /nɪt/

Definitions of knit word

  • verb with object knit to make (a garment, fabric, etc.) by interlocking loops of one or more yarns either by hand with knitting needles or by machine. 1
  • verb with object knit to join closely and firmly, as members or parts (often followed by together): The tragedy knitted the family closer together. 1
  • verb with object knit to contract into folds or wrinkles: to knit the brow. 1
  • verb with object knit to form or create from diverse sources or elements: She knitted her play from old folk tales and family anecdotes. 1
  • verb without object knit to become closely and firmly joined together; grow together, as broken bones do. 1
  • verb without object knit to contract into folds or wrinkles, as the brow. 1

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Origin of knit

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English knitte, Old English cnyttan to tie; cognate with German knütten; see knot1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Knit


knit popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

knit usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for knit

verb knit

  • sew — to ground (a vessel) at low tide (sometimes fol by up).
  • bind — If something binds people together, it makes them feel as if they are all part of the same group or have something in common.
  • unite — to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
  • mend — to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy.
  • fasten — to attach firmly or securely in place; fix securely to something else.

noun knit

  • textile — any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting.

adjective knit

  • purled — the action or sound of purling.
  • webbed — having the fingers or toes connected by a web or membrane: the webbed foot of a duck or beaver.
  • knitted — made by knitting, as a cloth article: a knitted bedspread.
  • crocheted — made with a crochet hook
  • interwoven — to weave together, as threads, strands, branches, or roots.

Antonyms for knit

verb knit

  • loosen — to unfasten or undo, as a bond or fetter.
  • release — to lease again.
  • disjoin — to undo or prevent the junction or union of; disunite; separate.
  • harm — a U.S. air-to-surface missile designed to detect and destroy radar sites by homing on their emissions.
  • injure — to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair: to injure one's hand.

Top questions with knit

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