- knee [nē]n.[ME kne < OE cneow, akin to Ger knie < IE base * ĝeneu- > Sans jā́nu, Gr gony, gonia, L genu, a knee]1.a) the joint between the thigh and the lower part of the human legb) the front part of the leg at this joint2. a joint regarded as corresponding or similar to the human knee, as a joint in the leg of a quadruped or bird3. anything resembling or suggesting a knee, esp. a bent knee; specif.,a) a bent piece of wood used as a braceb) a protuberant, woody growth on certain trees4. the part of a stocking, trouser leg, etc. that covers the kneevt.kneed, kneeing1. to hit or touch with the knee2. Carpentry to fasten with a KNEE (sense 3a) or knees——————bring to one's kneesto force to submit or give in
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.