from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of producing something knitted.
  • n. Material that has been knitted or is being knitted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of knit.
  • n. The action of the verb to knit; the process of producing knitted material.
  • n. Material that has been, or is being knitted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The work of a knitter; the network formed by knitting; knitwork.
  • n. Union formed by knitting, as of bones.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of tying or fastening in a knot, or of winding about and about; entanglement.
  • n. The act of weaving by looping or knotting a continuous thread.
  • n. Work done by a knitter; knitting-work.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. creating knitted wear
  • n. needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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