Etymology
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knit (v.)

Old English cnyttan "to tie with a knot, bind together, fasten by tying," related to Old Norse knytja "bind together, form into a knot," Middle Low German knütten "to tie, knot," Old English cnotta "a knot," from Proto-Germanic *knuttjan, from stem *knutt-. Of brows, late 14c. Intransitive meaning "do knitting, weave by looping or knotting a continuous thread" (especially in reference to plain stitch) is from 1520s. Intransitive meaning "become compact or consolidated" is from c. 1600. Related: Knitted; knitting. For pronunciation, see kn-.

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Definitions of knit
1
knit (v.)
make (textiles) by knitting;
knit a scarf
knit (v.)
tie or link together;
Synonyms: entwine
knit (v.)
to gather something into small wrinkles or folds;
Synonyms: pucker / rumple / cockle / crumple
2
knit (n.)
a fabric made by knitting;
knit (n.)
a basic knitting stitch made by putting the needle through the front of the stitch from the lefthand side;
Synonyms: knit stitch / plain / plain stitch
knit (n.)
needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine;
Synonyms: knitting / knitwork
From wordnet.princeton.edu