Old EnglishspEnglish
Knap nMiddle English, from Old English cnæp, akin to cnotta 'knot' 2. a protuberance; a swelling; a knob. 3. the crest of a hill. 4. a small hill
KnavenA male child, a boy. 2. a boy employed as a servant; hence a menial, one of low condition. 3. unprincipled man; a base and crafty rogue. 4. the lowest court of each suite; the jack.
Knave-childnA male-child.
KnaveshipnCondition of being a knave, often used asa mock title. 2. a small due in meal, payable to the miller's servant, on each lot of corn at a mill.
KnavishadjCharacteristic, or having the character of a knave. 2. low, vulgar, impertinent, obscene,unprincipled, roguish, rascally.
Knavishly adv
Knavishness n
Knead vb
Kneadingly adv
Knee n
Knee phr"Knee-high to a Grasshopper" -
Knee phr
Kneeboard n
Kneed adj
Knee-deep adj
Kneedness n
Knee-high adj
Knee-hole n
Kneeing n
Kneel vb
Kneel phr"Kneel Before"
Kneel phr"Kneel Down"
Kneeler n
Kneel-less adj
Kneel-like adj
Kneeling n
Kneely adj
Knee-pan n
Knees-up n
Knee-walking drunk adjExtremely intoxicated, stone drunk.
KnifenA cutting instrument with a blade or a sharp, longwise edge fixed in a handle, such as a table knife or sheath knife. 2. a knife used a a weapon. 3. a cutting blade for cutting things, vegetable, materials, etc. 3. 'the knife' - a surgery.
KnifevbTo cut, slice, stab with a knife.
Knife phr"Before One Can Say Knife" - very quickly.
Knife phr"Go Under the Knife" - surgery.
Knife phr"Knife and Fork" -
Knife phr"Night Of the Long Knives" - to exhibit a malicious or vindictive spirit towards. 2. to persecute relentlessly.
Knife phr"On a Knife's-edge" - in a dangerous or uncertain situation
Knife phr"Play a Good Knife and Fork" - to eat well.
Knife-boardnA board upon which knives are cleaned.
Knife-edge adj
Knife-edge ridge nA very narrow and steep ridge.
Knife'ful adjAs full as a knife can hold.
Knife-grassnA stout American hedge, "Sceleria latifolia" with sharp-edged leaves.
Knife-grinder n
Knife-haft n
Knife-handle nThe handle of a knife.
Knifeless adjWithout a knife or knives.
Knife-like adj
Knifely advOf, or pertaining to a knife.
Knife-maker n
Knife-making n
Knifeman nOne who uses a knife as a weapon. 2. a surgeon.
Knifer nOne who carries a knife as a weapon.
Knife-rest n
Knife-shaft nThe blade or shaft of a knife.
Knife-sharp adjVery sharp.
Knifey adjResembling the edge of a knife in narrowness and sharpness.
Knifish adjMalicious, spiteful.
KnightnIn OE: a boy, youth, lad. 2. a boy as a servant or attendant, 3. military servant o follower; later use devoted to the service of a lady as her attendant or champion in war or tournament. 4. military servant of the king or other person of rank. 5. one raised by a sovereign to a honorable military rank. 6. one raised by a king or sovereign in recognition of personal need or for services rendered to the crown or country, (given the title of Sir).
Knight vb
Knight phr"Knight of the Shire" - a person representing the shire or county in parliament.
Knight-bairn nA male child.
Knighted adjDubbed or create a knight.
Knightenway nA military road or way.
Knight-errand n
KnighthoodnA rank of dignity of a knight. 2. boyhood, youth-hood. 3. the profession or vocation of a knight. 4. the collective body of knights, company of knights
Knighting n
Knight-lessadjUnbecoming of a knight; unknightly.
Knightlihood n
Knight-likeadjLike or befitting a knight.
Knightliness n
KnightlyadjHaving the rank or qualities of a knight, noble, chivalrous, gallant. 2. of belonging to, suitable or appropriate to a knight. 3. consisting of a knight in manner, befitting a knight: gallant, brave, chivalrous.
Knightship n
Knightweed nThe clothing or dress of a knight.
Knightwered adjA band of knights or warriors.
KnightwortnStratioles aloides or the water-soldier plant.
KnitnThe style and stitch in which anything is knitted. 2. the process of knitting. 3 knitted work, texture, fabric. 4. a small particle of ore.
KnitvbTo make clothes by the working wool etc. thread into a network with knitting-needles. 2. To unite; to make united together by common interests etc. 3. make close or compact. 3. to tie in or with a knot; to fasten by or as by knitting. 4. to interlock, inter-twine, weave, plait together. 5. to draw closely together. 6. to contract in wrinkles or folds. 7. to become consolidated, connected. 8. to form closely together or set. 9. to become conjoined or united closely. 10. to form a cluster together. 11. to combine intimately; to establish or cement a relationship 12.of a female animal: conceive, become pregnant.
Knit adjConceived, pregnant.
Knit phr"Knit One's Brow" -to make lines come in skin between hair and eyes as a sign of thought or care
Knit phr"Knit Up" - to tie up, fasten up; to string up, to hang; to repair by knitting(lit. & fig). 2. to shut up, take up, snub. 3. to close up, conclude, finish, end. 4. to sum up, to express concisely.
Knitphr"Knit Up" - to tie up or fasten, to string up. 2. to compose or repair by knitting
KnitchnA bundle of wood, hay, corn etc. tied together; a sheaf, faggot, fascicle; a bundle of flax.
KnitchelnA small knitch: bundle of reeds, flowers, grass
Knitted adj
Knitter n
KnittingnOf the action of knit in the formation of a fabric by looping wool. 2. The action of making clothes by the working wool, thread, yarn etc. into a network with knitting-needles. 2. make united together by common interests etc.
Knitting-needlenThin rod of metal or bone etc. used in knitting.
KnittlenA string of cord for tightening or fastening small line made of yarn, used on board a ship.
KnitwearnKnitted articles of clothing.
Knitwort nThe herb, comfrey (symphytum officinale).
Knock nLate OE.
Knock vb
Knock phr"Knock About" - to strike by a succession of blows; hence, to beat roughly and without respect. 2. rough, boisterous, unseemly.. 3. characterized by being driven to and fro, or wandering irregularly around.
Knock phr"Knock About With" - to be a habitual friend or companion of.
Knock phr"Knock a (Child) Out" - fig. to make pregnant, to copulate with. 2. to copulate with.
Knock phr"Knock Back" - refuse, rebuff, reject.
Knock phr"Knock Down" - to strike or fell with blows. 2. to overcome, vanquish, cause to succumb. 3. to bring down with a shot, or by artillery.
Knock phr"Knock Down Drag Out" -
Knock phr"Knock Head" - to kotow.
Knock phr"Knock Heads" - to congregate thickly or associate with.
Knock phr"Knock In" - to drive in or force in with blow.
Knock phr"Knock It Back" - to drink heavily; heartily gulp. 2.
Knock phr"Knock It Off" - stop it, leave off.
Knock phr"Knock Off" - to leave work; to cease from one's work. 2. to stop, discontinue, give up. 3. to pirate, plagiarize, copy. 4. steal, rob. 5. kill, murder. 5. to arrest a person. 6. to copulate with, seduce.
Knock phr"Knock on Heaven's Door" -
Knock phr"Knock On the Head" - to stun or kill with a blow to the head, often to kill in a summary way.
Knock phr"Knock One's Head Against" - to strike with one's head; fig. to hurt oneself by coming into collision with resisting facts or conditions.
Knock phr"Knock Oneself Out" - to apply oneself with great effort and energy (to the point of exhaustion).
Knock phr"Knock Out" - to render unconscious with a blow. 2. an extremely attractive woman.
Knock phr"Knock Out of Time" - knock out an opponent in a boxing match.
Knock phr"Knock the Bottom Out Of" - to render invalid, make of no effect upon, bring to nothing, 'won't hold water'.
Knock phr"Knock the End Off" - to spoil the whole affair.
Knock phr"Knock the Living Daylights Out Off" -
Knock phr"Knock Together" - to bring or drive together into collision or contact.
Knock phr"Knock Under" - to acknowledge oneself beaten. 2. to give in, yield, submit; knuckle under.
Knock phr"Knock Under the Board" - to succumb in a drinking-bout. 2. to give in, submit, yield.
Knock phr"Knock Up" - to make or get pregnant. 2. to put together hastily.
Knock phr"Knock Up Against" - to be driven up so as strike or hit into something. 2. to come into collision with.
Knock phr"On the Knock-off" - to be engaged in stealing. 2. an illegal copy or reproduction of a copy-righted design or product.
Knock-about adjRough, boisterous, unseemly. 2. characterized by being driven to and fro, or wandering irregularly around.
Knock-back nA refusal, rebuttal, rejection.
Knock-boots n
Knock-down nA price which an article will be reduced to at an auction or sale. 2. something that knocks somedown down, such as strong liquor. 3. an act of knocking down. 4. a blow that knocks down, a stand-up, 5. free-for-all fight.
Knock-down adjIrresistible, overwhelming, knocked-down. 2. adapted to be fastened by being knocked flat at the end. 2. constructed to be easily ' knock-down' or taken in pieces for removal, portable. 3. sold as, or put in a number of separate parts that require assembling.
Knocked adjStruck, hit, beaten.
Knocked-down adjKnocked down into a number of separate pieces that require to be assembled.
Knocked-knees n
Knocker nA fault-finder, caviler, carper, one who frequently captiously criticizes. 2. a metal door-knocker.
Knocker phr"On the Knocker" -engaged in selling or canvassing goods from door to door. 2. accurate, on the mark.
Knocker phr"Up to the Knocker" - in good condition, in the height of fashion; up to the mark.
Knocker-up nOne who noisily goes around the streets in the early hours of the morning causing people to be awakened from sleep.
Knocking n
Knockingly adv
Knocking-shop n
Knock-me-down adjSuch as to knock one down, as a powerful blow or punch; (fig.). 2. riotous, overbearing, prostrating, overpowering.
Knock-off nThe ceasing and leaving of work at the end of the working day. 2. (s.,) a robbery; a plagiarizing.
Knock-off timenTime to cease and leave work.
Knock-off phrTo be engaged in stealing. 2. an illegal copy or reproduction of a copy-righted design or product.
Knock-onadjAffecting and consequential to outcome of events.
Knock-out n
Knock-out adj
Knock-out drops nA liquid drug of which drops are put into a drink to render a person unconscious and stupified (often in order to rob or sexually assault).
Knocked-kneed adj
Knocked-up-ness nSomeone or something knocked-up, weakened or utterly exhausted or worn out.
Knocking-off timenThe time at the end of a work spell.
Knocking n
Knockless adjThat enters without first knocking on the door.
Knock-shop nA brothel.
Knock-up n
Knocky adj
KnollnA hill top, summit, hillock. 2. a turnip, a swelling of the skin.
Knoll vbTo ring a knell or toll.
Knolled adjHigh topped or with a high summit.
Knoller n
Knolling nKnelling
Knolly adjFully or abounding in knolls or hillocks.
Knop nCognate with OE. 'knap'; a knob, a flower-head. 2. a swelling upon the skin (a knoll); a pimple. 3. small round protuberances.
Knop vbTo furnish or adorn with knops. 2. to bud, flower.
Knopped adjHaving knops, knobbed, bearing buds, or compact flower-heads.
Knot nA hill, eminence of moderate height. +++++++++
Knot vb
Knot phr" A Knot Of " - a group or collection of people, such as, ' knot of irishmen'.
Knot phr"To See and Find a Knot" - to look for difficulties where none exist.
Knotberry n"Rubus chamaemorus" - a local name for the cloudberry.
Knotfulness nThe number of knots; knottness of which a knot is made up of.
Knothole n
Knotless adjWithout a knot; free from knots. 2. unknotted; a thread without knots. 3. smoothly without hindrance.
Knotlike adj
Knotspan n
Knotted adj
Knotted phr"Get Knotted" - stop, you are annoying me!
Knottedness nThe character or manner of being formed into a knot.
Knottily advIn a knotty manner.
Knottiness nThe quality or condition of being knotty.
Knotting n
Knottish adjKnotty.
Knotty adj
Knotweed n
Knotwork n
KnotwortnIllecetae raceae.
Know nAcknowledgement, confession.
Know vbTo acknowledge, to confess.
Know phr"Be in the Know"
Know phr"Don't I Know It" - I am aware of it, you need not tell me.
Know phr"Do You Know Something" - shall i tell you a surprising fact. 2. I'm going to tell you something.
Know phr"For All I Know"
Know phr"He Wouldn't Know the Time of Day" -
Know phr"I Don't Want to Know" -
Know phr"In the Know" - in possession of information which is not generally known.
Know phr"I Wouldn't Know" -
Know phr"To Know All the Answers"
Know phr"Know Beans about" -
Know phr"Know Better" - to have learned better from experience; hence, to be more prudent or discreet (than to do something).
Knowphr"Know For" - to be aware of.
Know phr"Know Like the Back of One's Hand" -
Know phr"Know One's Business" -
Know phr"Know One's Own Mind" -
Know phr"Know Something Inside Out" -
Know phr"Know Where One Stands" - (with someone) - to know how one is regarded by others. 2. to know a person views on an issue.
Know phr"Know Which Side One's Bread is Buttered" -
Know phr"Not That I Know Off" -
Know phr"Not To Know Whether One is Coming Or Going" - to be totally confused.
Know phr"So that's All You Know" - you do not know the facts. 2. you do not understand (censoriously) of a person to whom the phrase is addressed.
Know phr"Think One Knows It All" -
Know phr"To Know How" -
Know phr"What Do You" -
Know phr"Wouldn't You Know" -
Know-all n
Knower nOne who knows. 2. one who fakes cognizance.
Knowful adjEndowed with knowledge, well-informed.
Knowfulness n
Know-hownKnowledge how to do some particular thing; technical expertise, knowledge
Knowing-looking adjOne wide awake.
KnowinglyadvIn a known manner; in knowledge; intelligently, consciously, intentionally
Knowing-nessnQuality or state of being intelligent or well informed. 2. cleverness, cunning, shrewdness. 3. appearance or air of shrewdness. 4. an affectation of knowing. 5. state of being consciousness.
Knowing-one nA person professing to be well up in the secrets of the turf or other sports matters.
Know-it-allnOne who thinks that he or she know everything, whilst not beening aware of their own deficiencies or shortcomings.
Knowledge n Not Anglish. Middle English 'cnawlece' of uncertain formation "acknowledgment of a superior, honor, worship;" for first element see know (vb.). Second element 'ledge' is obscure, unlikely from Scandinavian and not cognate with the -lock "action, process," found in wedlock.
Know-little nSimpleton.
Known n"The Known" - that which is known. 2. that which is objective in knowledge. 3. the totality of known things
Knownly adv
Know-nothingnOne who knows nothing, a very ignorant person, ignoramus. 2. a politician, parliamentarian --- originally one belonging to a secret society that proffered to outsider that they knew nothing, and were completely ignorant of such matters. 3. one who holds that nothing can be known; an agnostic.
Know-nothingadjA person or persons, or organization that claims to know nothing or indeed are ignorant of certain matters.
Know-nothingnessnComplete ignorance; state or quality of knowing nothing. 2. oblivion, extinction.
Know-not-what nSomething indescribable.
Know-worth nInformation worth knowing; as in 'one must give time and thought to the know-worth9s), if he hopes to thrive in life..
Knuckle n
Knuckle vb
Knuckle phr"Go the Knuckle" - to punch, fight, strike blows.
Knuckle phr"Knuckle Down" -
Knuckle phr"Knuckle Under" -
Knuckle phr"Near the Knuckle" - near the permitted limit.
Knuckle-bone n
Knuckled adjHaving or furnished with knuckles.
Knuckle-deep adjUp to the knuckles; with the whole hand in; hence, fig. unto to the hilt.
Knuckle-dragger n
Knuckle-dust n
Knuckle-duster n
Knuckle-dusting n
Knuckle-head adjA dim-witted person.
Knuckleheadness n
Knuckler n
Knuckle-walking n
Knuckly adj

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