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knee    : [n'i]
Knee \Knee\ (n[=e]), v. t.
To supplicate by kneeling. [Obs.]
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Fall down, and knee
The way into his mercy. --Shak
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Knee \Knee\ (n[=e]), n. [OE. kne, cneo, As. cne['o], cne['o]w;
akin to OS. knio, kneo, OFries. kn[imac], G. & D. knie, OHG.
chniu, chneo, Icel. kn[=e], Sw. kn[aum], Dan. kn[ae], Goth.
kniu, L. genu, Gr. go`ny, Skr. j[=a]nu, [root]231. Cf.
{Genuflection}.]
1. In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg.
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2. (Anat.)
(a) The joint, or region of the joint, between the thigh
and leg.
(b) In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint,
corresponding to the wrist in man.
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3. (Mech. & Shipbuilding) A piece of timber or metal formed
with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when
bent.
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4. A bending of the knee, as in respect or courtesy.
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Give them title, knee, and approbation. --Shak.
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{Knee breeches}. See under {Breeches}.

{Knee holly}, {Knee holm} (Bot.), butcher's broom.

{Knee joint}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Knee timber}, timber with knees or angles in it.

{Knee tribute}, or {Knee worship}, tribute paid by kneeling;
worship by genuflection. [Obs.] "Knee tribute yet unpaid."
--Milton.
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knee
n 1: hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and
fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
[synonym: {knee}, {knee joint}, {human knee}, {articulatio
genus}, {genu}]
2: joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds
to the human knee [synonym: {stifle}, {knee}]
3: the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering
for the knee

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "knee":
L, angle, ankle, apex, articulation, bayonet legs, bend,
bifurcation, bight, boot, boundary, bowlegs, butt, calf, cant,
cervix, chevron, clinch, closure, cnemis, coin, connecting link,
connecting rod, connection, corner, coupling, crank, crook,
crotchet, deflection, dogleg, dovetail, drumstick, elbow, ell,
embrace, foreleg, fork, furcation, gamb, gambrel, gigot,
gliding joint, ham, hind leg, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hock, hook,
inflection, interface, jamb, join, joining, joint, juncture, kick,
knuckle, leg, limb, link, miter, mortise, neck, nook, pivot,
pivot joint, podite, point, popliteal space, punt, quoin, rabbet,
scarf, scissor-legs, seam, shank, shin, shoulder, stems, stitch,
stumps, suture, swerve, symphysis, tarsus, tie rod, toggle,
toggle joint, trotters, union, veer, vertex, weld, wrist, zag, zig,
zigzag



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  • KNEE | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    knee noun [ C ] uk ​ niː us ​ niː B1 the middle joint of the leg that allows the leg to bend: The baby was crawling around on its hands and knees He got went down on his knees (= got into a position where his knees were on the ground) in front of the altar
  • KNEE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    "knee" in English See all translations knee noun [ C ] uk ​ niː us ​ niː B1 the middle joint of the leg that allows the leg to bend: The baby was crawling around on its hands and knees He got went down on his knees (= got into a position where his knees were on the ground) in front of the altar
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  • Knee joint definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
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    Pronunciation (US): Dictionary entry overview: What does knee mean? • KNEE (noun) The noun KNEE has 3 senses: 1 hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella 2 joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
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    Ere the English ship fades from sight, be it set down here, that she hailed from London, and was named after the late Samuel Enderby, merchant of that city, the original of the famous whaling house of enderby and sons; a house which in my poor whaleman's opinion, comes not far behind the united royal houses of the Tudors and Bourbons, in point of real historical interest
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    • KNEE JOINT (noun) The noun KNEE JOINT has 1 sense: 1 hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella Familiarity information: KNEE JOINT used as a noun is very rare Dictionary entry details





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