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knitted

[nit-id] /ˈnɪt ɪd/
adjective
1.
made by knitting, as a cloth article:
a knitted bedspread.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; knit + -ed2

knit

[nit] /nɪt/
verb (used with object), knitted or knit, knitting.
1.
to make (a garment, fabric, etc.) by interlocking loops of one or more yarns either by hand with knitting needles or by machine.
2.
to join closely and firmly, as members or parts (often followed by together):
The tragedy knitted the family closer together.
3.
to contract into folds or wrinkles:
to knit the brow.
4.
to form or create from diverse sources or elements:
She knitted her play from old folk tales and family anecdotes.
verb (used without object), knitted or knit, knitting.
5.
to become closely and firmly joined together; grow together, as broken bones do.
6.
to contract into folds or wrinkles, as the brow.
7.
to become closely and intimately united.
noun
8.
fabric produced by knitting.
9.
a knitted garment.
10.
a style or type of knitting.
11.
the basic stitch in knitting, formed by pulling a loop of the working yarn forward through an existing stitch and then slipping that stitch off the needle.
Compare purl1 (def 3).
Origin
before 1000; Middle English knitte, Old English cnyttan to tie; cognate with German knütten; see knot1
Related forms
knittable, adjective
knitter, noun
preknit, verb (used with object), preknitted or preknit, preknitting.
reknit, verb, reknitted or reknit, reknitting.
Synonyms
2. bind, link, unite.
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  • Harpoons will finally have been forged able to spear sharks-and strong safety nets knitted to catch the aggrieved, and the naïve.
  • They knitted together, switching projects when one of them got bored.
  • She teased the spectators with her eyes or knitted her eyebrows as if to cry.
  • He noted that my clavicle had knitted in an ugly fashion, but was otherwise fine.
  • Certainly it was a new house that knitted them back together, post-divorce.
  • Properties of knitted fabrics the topology of a knitted fabric is relatively complex.
British Dictionary definitions for knitted

knit

/nɪt/
verb knits, knitting, knitted, knit
1.
to make (a garment, etc) by looping and entwining (yarn, esp wool) by hand by means of long eyeless needles (knitting needles) or by machine (knitting machine)
2.
to join or be joined together closely
3.
to draw (the brows) together or (of the brows) to come together, as in frowning or concentrating
4.
(of a broken bone) to join together; heal
noun
5.
  1. a fabric or garment made by knitting
  2. (in combination): a heavy knit
Derived Forms
knittable, adjective
knitter, noun
Word Origin
Old English cnyttan to tie in; related to Middle Low German knütten to knot together; see knot1
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Word Origin and History for knitted

knit

v.

Old English cnyttan "to tie with a knot, bind, fasten," related to Old Norse knytja "bind together," Middle Low German knütten "to tie, knot," Old English cnotta "a knot," from Proto-Germanic *knuttjan, from stem *knutt-. Of brows, late 14c. Meaning "to do knitting" (especially plain stitch) is from 1520s. Related: Knitted; knitting.

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