kneel Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "kneel" - English Dictionary

See all translations

kneelverb [I]

uk   us   /niːl/ (knelt or kneeled, knelt or kneeled)
B2 to go down into, or stay in, a position where one or both knees are on the ground: She knelt (down) beside the child. He knelt in front of the altar and prayed.
Translations of “kneel”
in Arabic يَجْثو…
in Korean 무릎을 꿇다…
in Malaysian melutut…
in French s’agenouiller…
in Turkish diz çökmek…
in Italian inginocchiarsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 跪(下)…
in Russian опускаться на колени, стоять на коленях…
in Polish klęczeć, uklęknąć…
in Vietnamese quỳ xuống…
in Spanish arrodillarse, ponerse de rodillas…
in Portuguese ajoelhar-se…
in Thai คุกเข่า…
in German knien…
in Catalan agenollar-se…
in Japanese (人)がひざまずく…
in Indonesian berlutut…
in Chinese (Simplified) 跪(下)…
(Definition of kneel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of kneel?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “kneel” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More