Knit 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 together, as cord; to fasten by tying. [1913 Webster]

A great sheet knit at the four corners. --Acts x. 11. [1913 Webster]

When your head did but ache, I knit my handkercher about your brows. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To form, as a textile fabric, by the interlacing of yarn or thread in a series of connected loops, by means of needles, either by hand or by machinery; as, to knit stockings. [1913 Webster]

3. To join; to cause to grow together. [1913 Webster]

Nature can not knit the bones while the parts are under a discharge. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]

4. To unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love. [1913 Webster]

Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Come, knit hands, and beat the ground, In a light fantastic round. --Milton (Comus). [1913 Webster]

A link among the days, toknit The generations each to each. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

5. To draw together; to contract into wrinkles. [1913 Webster]

He knits his brow and shows an angry eye. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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