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Knee meaning

knee - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
  2. 2. A bending of the knee, as in respect or courtesy.
  3. 3. To supplicate by kneeling.
  4. 4. Joint of the leg and thigh; bent piece of timber in a ship.

knee - examples of usage

  1. The rain of September made no difference to them; they went as usual to their seat beneath the trees, and Jim would take Liza on his knee, and, opening his coat, shelter her with it, while she, with her arms round his neck, pressed very close to him, and occasionally gave a little laugh of pleasure and delight. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. Torriano through the knee, at the distance of three hundred yards. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. I stood where I was- one foot on the rail and my knee upon the sheerpole. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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