Children kneeling on the beach.
An example of kneel is how children position themselves in church while receiving their first communion in the Catholic church.
intransitive verbknelt or kneeled, kneel′ing
Origin of kneelMiddle English knelen from Old English cneowlian from cneow, knee
intransitive verbknelt, or kneeled kneel·ing, kneels
Origin of kneelMiddle English knelen from Old English cnēowlian ; see genu-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present kneels, present participle kneeling, simple past and past participle knelt or kneeled)
- kneel down