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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Knit \Knit\ (n[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Knit or Knitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Knitting.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn[=y]ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See Knot.] 1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying. [1913 Webster] A great sheet knit at the four corners. --Acts x. 11. [1913 Webster] When your head did but ache, I knit my handkercher about your brows. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To form, as a textile fabric, by the interlacing of yarn or thread in a series of connected loops, by means of needles, either by hand or by machinery; as, to knit stockings. [1913 Webster] 3. To join; to cause to grow together. [1913 Webster] Nature can not knit the bones while the parts are under a discharge. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 4. To unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love. [1913 Webster] Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Come, knit hands, and beat the ground, In a light fantastic round. --Milton (Comus). [1913 Webster] A link among the days, toknit The generations each to each. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 5. To draw together; to contract into wrinkles. [1913 Webster] He knits his brow and shows an angry eye. --Shak. [1913 Webster]