from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who kneels, as to pray.
- n. Something, such as a stool, cushion, or board, on which to kneel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who kneels.
- n. A thing that is designed to be kneeled on.
- n. An apparatus that permits the loading door of a bus to decrease in height in order to facilitate boarding of passengers that are seniors and physically disadvantaged
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who kneels or who worships by or while kneeling.
- n. A cushion or stool to kneel on, such as one attached to a pew in a church.
- n. A name given to certain catechumens and penitents who were permitted to join only in parts of church worship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who kneels, or worships by kneeling.
- n. In the early church, one of a class of penitents who were permitted to occupy a kneeling position between the ambo and the door of the church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person in a kneeling position
- n. a board (sometimes cushioned) for someone to kneel on
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