Knee - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |niː|  American pronunciation of the word knee
Brit.  |niː|  British pronunciation of the word knee


- hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella (syn: genu)
- joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee (syn: stifle)
- the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee


I fell down and hurt my knee.

She suffered a serious knee injury.

His knees trembled with fear.

He got down on one knee and proposed to her.

His little granddaughter sat on his knee.

Her jeans had holes at the knees.

His attacker kneed him in the stomach.

She learned the language at her mother's knee.

Lucy had a bandage round her knee.

She was on her knees (=kneeling) weeding the garden.

Tim fell to his knees and started to pray.

His jeans had holes in both knees.

I kneed him in the groin.

Then he turned his own animal southward and kneed it forward. (C. E. Mulford)

He fell down and hurt his knee.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: knee
he/she/it: knees
present participle: kneeing
past tense: kneed
past participle: kneed
singular: knee
plural: knees
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