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Definitions of knee

  1.   In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg.
  2.   The joint between the thigh and the leg in man; a like joint in other animals, as the horse or cow.
  3.   1. The articulation between the femur and the tibia, covered anteriorly by the patella. 2. In the horse the collective carpal joints. 3. In anatomy, any recurved structure resembling a semiflexed knee, genu.
  4.   The joint, or region of the joint, between the thigh and leg.
  5.   The joint between the lower leg and the thigh.
  6.   hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
  7.   A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
  8.   A bending of the knee, as in respect or courtesy.
  9.   Joint of the leg and thigh; bent piece of timber in a ship.
  10.   The joint between femur and tibia; a root- process of certain swamp- growing trees.
  11.   The joint formed at the junction of the leg and thigh; anything in the shape of the angle formed by the leg and thigh when bent or inclined to each other.
  12.   cloth covering consisting of the part of a trouser leg that covers the knee
  13.   To supplicate by kneeling.
  14.   The articulation of the thigh and leg bones; a piece of timber or metal cut or cast with a knee- like angle, to connect the beams of a ship with her sides or timbers.
  15.   joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  16.   In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in man.
  17.   The joint between the thigh and shin bones: a piece of timber like a bent knee.
  18.   Articulation connecting femur and tibia.

Quotes of knee

  1. In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic. – Gerry Adams
  2. I just don't want to end up on something that bores the hell out of me. Otherwise, I'll fake a knee injury and get out of there. – Sasha Alexander
  3. Education commences at the mother's knee and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. – Hosea Ballou
  4. A cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence on your knee until you are nearly upright. To the last minute she hopes your conscience will get the better of you and you will settle down again. – Pam Brown
  5. Picture you upon my knee just tea two and two for tea. – Irving Caesar
  6. Me, I'm spiritually retarded, I need to be knee deep in water with a fly rod in my hands, that's about as close to God as I get. – Steve Earle
  7. I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don't. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I've broken my right knee many times and it doesn't hurt a bit. – Terry Fox
  8. My parents kept us sheltered from this world of Hollywood. I don't have any great memories of bouncing on Cary Grant's knee or something like that. – Tony Goldwyn
  9. Come over here and sit on my knee and finish your orange juice. – Sonny Liston
  10. Even when I was young, playing college football, and I injured my knee I bounced right back. – Lee Majors
  11. Dad sometimes patted me on the knee and called me his Little Schmuck. – Michael Reagan
  12. We were doing the dance routine and I dislocated my knee I've been doing stunts for a long time and it's kind of weird that I'd dislocate my knee just dancing. – Verne Troyer
  13. I screwed my knee up once because I fell off the stage. – Zakk Wylde
  14. Deep down, I'm a Texas girl looking for that big romance every girl dreams about. Biologically, I look forward to being a cornerstone of a family. I'll be in my glory when I have a child on my knee – Renee Zellweger

Usage examples for knee

  1. “ For the brown head had gone down on his knee and the shoulders were shaking. ” – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  2. The girl looked at him in open- eyed astonishment, still with her hand on her husband's knee – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  3. And every man bent his knee to Robin Hood ere taking his place before the board, which was already set. ” – Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
  4. “ " Let him lie on my knee now," said she. ” – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  5. He comes to me again, puts his arms on my knee and looks with his green eyes firmly into mine: " Father, do you do all that the Ten Commandments say?" ” – My Little Boy by Carl Ewald Commentator: Alexander Woollcott
  6. “ Rhoda's memory held after no record of what her body did then, till she had Christian's head on her knee – The Unknown Sea by Clemence Housman
  7. “ " Yes, but you see, darling," said Betty, " if I don't die soon, I shall be too old to sit on Jesus' knee – The Professional Aunt by Mary C.E. Wemyss
  8. She went down on one knee and tenderly raised the fainting woman's head till it rested upon her shoulder. ” – Blind Policy by George Manville Fenn
  9. Your leg is broken below the knee – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  10. Norah sat down and took him on her knee – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  11. She slipped from his knee to hers. ” – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  12. “ " Many a time has she sat upon my knee – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  13. “ " Except what belongs to her grandpa and guardian," said Mr. Dinsmore, taking Vi's arm and gently drawing her to a seat upon his knee – Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley
  14. He sat down and began to play with a paper- cutter on his knee – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  15. “ " Come here and I'll dry them," said his mother, taking him on her knee – A Missionary Twig by Emma L. Burnett
  16. As he spoke he pulled her down on his knee – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  17. Pulling up one of the chairs I sat down, drawing her on to my knee – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  18. “ " I want to love it too," said Marty, pressing her face against the open Bible on her mother's knee – A Missionary Twig by Emma L. Burnett
  19. The little boy, however, touched him upon the knee and asked him what Brother Rabbit did when he found his foot was gone. ” – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  20. Richard sat beside her, and his knee touched hers, by chance. ” – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler

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