Kneeled
Kneel Kneel (n[=e]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Knelt} (n[e^]lt) or {Kneeled} (n[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kneeling}.] [OE. knelen, cneolien; akin to D. knielen, Dan. kn[ae]le. See {Knee}.] To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; -- sometimes with down. [1913 Webster]

Note: The act of kneeling, when performed in front of a person, is often done as a sign of respect, humility, or supplication. It has a similar significance when performed in front of religious objects, such as an altar or shrine. [PJC]

And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. --Acts vii. 60. [1913 Webster]

As soon as you are dressed, kneel and say the Lord's Prayer. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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