Knit

Definition of Knit

Pronunciation: nĭt
v. t.1.To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying.
[imp. & p. p. Knit or Knitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Knitting.]
A great sheet knit at the four corners.
- Acts x. 11.
When your head did but ache,
I knit my handkercher about your brows.
- Shak.
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.
3.To join; to cause to grow together.
Nature can not knit the bones while the parts are under a discharge.
- Wiseman.
4.To unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love.
Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit.
- Shak.
Come, knit hands, and beat the ground,
In a light fantastic round.
- Milton (Comus).
A link among the days, toknit
The generations each to each.
- Tennyson.
5.To draw together; to contract into wrinkles.
He knits his brow and shows an angry eye.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops.
2.To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound.
To knit up
to wind up; to conclude; to come to a close.
- Holland.
n.1.Union knitting; texture.

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