Knit meaning

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To form (yarn or thread) into fabric by intertwining.
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To make (a fabric or garment) by intertwining yarn or thread in a series of connected loops either by hand, with knitting needles, or on a machine.
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Knit is defined as to join together interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches into a garment or piece of fabric using a machine or special needles.

An example of knit is to use special needles and yarn to create a sweater.

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To make (cloth or a garment) by interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches by means of a pair of special needles or a machine.
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The definition of a knit is a piece of fabric or a garment that is made by joining together interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches.

An example of a knit is a dress or sweater made of interconnecting loops of yarn.

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To join closely; unite securely.
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The way in which a fabric has been knit.

A loose knit.

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(now chiefly dial.) To tie or fasten in or with a knot.
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To become contracted into a frown.
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Cloth or a garment made by knitting.
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And (intransitive) To turn thread or yarn into a piece of fabric by forming loops that are pulled through each other. This can be done by hand with needles or by machine.

To knit a stocking.

The first generation knitted to order; the second still knits for its own use; the next leaves knitting to industrial manufacturers.

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(figuratively) To join closely and firmly together.

The fight for survival knitted the men closely together.

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(intransitive) To become closely and firmly joined; become compacted.
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(intransitive) To grow together.

All those seedlings knitted into a kaleidoscopic border.

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To combine from various elements.

The witness knitted his testimony from contradictory pieces of hearsay.

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(intransitive) To heal (of bones) following a fracture.

I’ll go skiing again after my bones knit.

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To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying.
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To draw together; to contract into wrinkles.
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To draw (the brows) together in wrinkles; furrow.
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To make a fabric or garment by knitting.
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To become securely joined or mended together closely, as a fractured bone.
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To come together in wrinkles or furrows, as the brows.
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A fabric or garment made by knitting.
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To join together closely and firmly; unite.
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To draw (the brows) together; contract in wrinkles.
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Origin of knit

  • Middle English knitten to tie in a knot from Old English cnyttan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English knitten, from Old English cnyttan (“to fasten, tie, bind, knit; add, append”), from Proto-Germanic *knutjaną, *knuttijaną (“to make knots, knit”). Cognate with Old Norse knýta (Danish knytte) and Northern German knütten. More at knot.

    From Wiktionary