What does the word kneel mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To rest, as on the knees.

Usage examples for kneel

  1. You know well that you can't kneel to a priest's ear, for you've stopped your conscience. – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  2. Then they are all got in line facing one way and kneel together as close as possible. – Weather and Folk Lore of Peterborough and District by Charles Dack
  3. Father told me to stand or kneel at the head of the chap who had been rescued, then, grabbing hold of the arms above the elbows, to draw them up over the head, keep them there a couple of seconds, then force them down and press them against the sides of the chest. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler