Knitting

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Knit \Knit\ (n[i^]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Knit} or {Knitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knitting}.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn[=y]ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See {Knot}.]

1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying.

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Knitting \Knit"ting\, noun

1. The work of a knitter; the network formed by knitting; knitwork.

2. Union formed by knitting, as of bones.

{Knitting machine}, one of a number of contrivances for mechanically knitting stockings, jerseys, and the like.

{Knitting needle}, a stiff rod, as of steel wire, with rounded ends for knitting yarn or threads into a fabric, as in stockings.

{Knitting sheath}, a sheath to receive the end of a needle in knitting.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

knitting

noun

1: needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine [syn: {knit}, {knitting}, {knitwork}]

2: creating knitted wear


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