Kneading
Knead Knead (n[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kneaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kneading}.] [OE. kneden, As. cnedan; akin to D. kneden, G. kneten, Sw. kn[*a]da, Icel. kno[eth]a; cf. OSlav. gnesti.] 1. To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; esp., to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, as the materials of bread, cake, etc.; as, to knead dough. [1913 Webster]

The kneading, the making of the cake, the heating of the oven, and the baking. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To treat or form as by kneading; to beat. [1913 Webster]

I will knead him : I'll make him supple. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To press repeatedly with the hands or knuckles, sometimes with a twisting or squeezing motion; -- performed for example on the body of a person as a form of massage. [PJC]

{Kneading trough}, a trough or tray in which dough is kneaded. --Ex. viii. 3. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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