1. Having knees;- used chiefly in composition; as, in-kneed; out-kneed; weak-kneed.
2. (Bot.) Geniculated; forming an obtuse angle at the joints, like the knee when a little bent; as, kneed
1. Rising to the knees; knee-high; as, water or snow knee- deep.
Grass knee-deep within a month.Milton.
2. Sunk to the knees; as, men knee- deep in water.
Where knee-deep the trees were standing.Longfellow.
(Knee"-high`) a. Rising or reaching upward to the knees; as, the water is knee- high.
1. The joint of the knee.
2. (Mach.) A toggle joint; so called because consisting of two pieces jointed to each other end to
end, making an angle like the knee when bent.
(Knee"joint`ed), a. (Bot.) Geniculate; kneed. See Kneed, a., 2.
(Kneel) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Knelt or Kneeled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Kneeling.] [OE. knelen, cneolien; akin
to D. knielen, Dan. knæle. See Knee.] To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; sometimes
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.Acts vii. 60.
As soon as you are dressed, kneel and say the Lord's Prayer.Jer. Taylor.
1. One who kneels or who worships by or while kneeling. Tennyson.
2. A cushion or stool to kneel on.
3. (Eccl. Hist.) A name given to certain catechumens and penitents who were permitted to join only in
parts of church worship.
(Kneel"ing*ly), adv. In a kneeling position.
(Knee"pan`) n. (Anat.) A roundish, flattened, sesamoid bone in the tendon in front of the
knee joint; the patella; the kneecap.
(Knee"piece`) n. A piece shaped like a knee; as, the kneepieces or ears of a boat.
(Knell) n. [OE. knel, cnul, AS. cnyll, fr. cnyllan to sound a bell; cf. D. & G. knallen to clap,
crack, G. & Sw. knall a clap, crack, loud sound, Dan. knalde to clap, crack. Cf. Knoll, n. & v.] The