- The definition of close knit is connected or staying near, especially for a family.
An example of close knit is a family that stayed in one town.
A close-knit family.
closely united or joined together, as by social or family ties
Held tightly together, as by social or cultural ties: a close-knit family.
(comparative more close-knit or closer-knit, superlative most close-knit or closest-knit)
- (of a group) Closely linked or connected, as by a common identity, culture, or bond.
- I come from a close-knit family; we never keep secrets from one another.