knit´ter

knit «niht», verb, knit|ted or knit, knit|ting, noun.
–v.t.
1. to make (cloth or an article of clothing) by looping yarn or thread together with long needles: »

She is knitting a sweater.

2. to form (cloth or an article of clothing) by machinery which forms loops instead of weaving: »

Jersey is cloth knitted by machine.

3. Figurative. to join closely and firmly together; connect intimately: »

David and Jonathan were knit in friendship. Come, knit hands (Milton).

4. to draw (the brows) closely together in wrinkles: »

She knits her brows when she frowns.

5. Figurative. to make or constitute as if by joining parts: »

to knit an agreement or a peace.

SYNONYM(S): cement.
6. Archaic. to tie or fasten by or as if by knotting: »

I knit my handkercher about your brows (Shakespeare).

–v.i.
1. to make an article or fabric by looping yarn or thread together with long needles, or by machinery which forms loops instead of weaving: »

She knits all day.

2. to be joined closely and firmly; grow together: »

The doctor set my arm so that the broken bone knit in a clean join.

3. Figurative. to become compact, firm, or strong by close consolidation of parts; become consolidated: »

Young men, when they knit and shape perfectly, do seldom grow to a further stature (Francis Bacon).

4. (of the brows) to draw together in wrinkles: »

with downcast eyes and knitting brow (Byron).

–n.
1. the act or process of knitting.
2. a style of knitting.
3. knitted work.
[Old English cnyttan, related to cnotta a knot]
knit´ter, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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