To knit the brows
Brow Brow (brou), n. [OE. browe, bruwe, AS. br[=u]; akin to AS. br[=ae]w, bre['a]w, eyelid, OFries. br[=e], D. braauw, Icel. br[=a], br[=u]n, OHG. pr[=a]wa, G. braue, OSlav. br[u^]v[i^], Russ. brove, Ir. brai, Ir. & Gael. abhra, Armor. abrant, Gr. 'ofry`s, Skr. bhr[=u]. Cf. {Bray} a bank, {Bridge}.] 1. The prominent ridge over the eye, with the hair that covers it, forming an arch above the orbit. [1913 Webster]

And his arched brow, pulled o'er his eyes, With solemn proof proclaims him wise. --Churchill. [1913 Webster]

2. The hair that covers the brow (ridge over the eyes); the eyebrow. [1913 Webster]

'T is not your inky brows, your brack silk hair. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. The forehead; as, a feverish brow. [1913 Webster]

Beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. The general air of the countenance. [1913 Webster]

To whom thus Satan with contemptuous brow. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

He told them with a masterly brow. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. The edge or projecting upper part of a steep place; as, the brow of a precipice; the brow of a hill. [1913 Webster]

{To bend the brow}, {To knit the brows}, to frown; to scowl. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To bend the brow — Brow Brow (brou), n. [OE. browe, bruwe, AS. br[=u]; akin to AS. br[=ae]w, bre[ a]w, eyelid, OFries. br[=e], D. braauw, Icel. br[=a], br[=u]n, OHG. pr[=a]wa, G. braue, OSlav. br[u^]v[i^], Russ. brove, Ir. brai, Ir. & Gael. abhra, Armor. abrant, Gr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knit your brows — knit (your) brows literary to move your eyebrows (= the hair above your eyes) closer together when you are worried or thinking carefully. Sasha knitted her brows as she listened to the storm forecast …   New idioms dictionary

  • knit´ter — knit «niht», verb, knit|ted or knit, knit|ting, noun. –v.t. 1. to make (cloth or an article of clothing) by looping yarn or thread together with long needles: »She is knitting a sweater …   Useful english dictionary

  • knit — [nit] vt. knitted or knit, knitting [ME knitten < OE cnyttan (akin to Ger knütten, to tie (fishing) nets) < base of cnotta, KNOT1] 1. to make (cloth or a garment) by interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches by means of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Knit — (n[i^]t), v. t. [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knit — (n[i^]t), v. t. [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knit — [nıt] v present participle knitting [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: cnyttan] 1.) past tense and past participle knitted to make clothing out of wool, using two ↑knitting needles →↑crochet ▪ My grandmother taught me how to knit. ▪ She s knitting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knit — [ nıt ] (past tense and past participle knit or knit|ted) verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make something such as a piece of clothing using wool and sticks called knitting needles: She reads and knits to pass the time. knit someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • knit brows — knit (your) brows literary to move your eyebrows (= the hair above your eyes) closer together when you are worried or thinking carefully. Sasha knitted her brows as she listened to the storm forecast …   New idioms dictionary

  • knit — [[t]nɪ̱t[/t]] knits, knitting, knitted (The past tense can be either knit or knitted for meaning 4.) 1) VERB If you knit something, especially an article of clothing, you make it from wool or a similar thread by using two knitting needles or a… …   English dictionary

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