knead

  • 1 knead — knead; knead·able; knead·er; knead·ing·ly; knead·man; …

    English syllables

  • 2 Knead — (n[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kneaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kneading}.] [OE. kneden, As. cnedan; akin to D. kneden, G. kneten, Sw. kn[*a]da, Icel. kno[eth]a; cf. OSlav. gnesti.] 1. To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; esp., to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 knead´er — knead «need», transitive verb. 1. to work over or work up (moist flour or clay), usually with the hands, into dough or paste: »Machines have been invented to knead bread dough. 2. a) to make or shape by kneading. b) Figurative. to blend, join, or …

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  • 4 knead — knead, v. i. To perform movements like kneading, with the paws; said of cats, which may knead[3] a master s body when stroked, presumably a sign of contentment; as, a cat kneading and purring in his master s lap. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 knead — (v.) O.E. cnedan to knead, from P.Gmc. *knedanan (Cf. O.S. knedan, M.Du. cneden, Du. kneden, O.H.G. knetan, Ger. kneten, O.N. knoða to knead ). Originally a strong verb (past tense cnæd, pp. cneden) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 knead — [ni:d] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: cnedan] 1.) to press a mixture of flour and water many times with your hands ▪ Knead the dough for three minutes. 2.) to press someone s muscles many times to help cure pain or to help someone relax …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 knead — [ nid ] verb transitive 1. ) to prepare DOUGH or clay by pressing it continuously: Knead the dough until smooth. 2. ) to rub or press someone s muscles hard …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 knead — [v] mix by pressing aerate, alter, blend, form, manipulate, massage, mold, ply, press, push, rub, shape, squeeze, stroke, twist, work; concepts 170,208 …

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  • 9 knead — ► VERB 1) work (dough or clay) with the hands. 2) massage as if kneading. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 knead — [nēd] vt. [ME kneden < OE cnedan, akin to Ger kneten < IE * gnet , to press together < base * gen , to form into a ball, pinch, compress > KNOT1, KNOB] 1. to mix and work (dough, clay, etc.) into a pliable mass by folding over,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 knead — [[t]ni͟ːd[/t]] kneads, kneading, kneaded 1) VERB When you knead dough or other food, you press and squeeze it with your hands so that it becomes smooth and ready to cook. [V n] Lightly knead the mixture on a floured surface. Derived words:… …

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  • 12 knead — UK [niːd] / US [nɪd] verb [transitive] Word forms knead : present tense I/you/we/they knead he/she/it kneads present participle kneading past tense kneaded past participle kneaded 1) to prepare dough or clay by pressing it continuously Knead the… …

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  • 13 knead — [[t]nid[/t]] v. t. 1) to work (dough, clay, etc.) into a uniform mixture by pressing, folding, and stretching 2) to manipulate by similar movements, as the body in a massage 3) to make by kneading: to knead bread[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 950; ME… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 knead — verb /niːd/ a) To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; especially, to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, the materials of bread, cake, etc. Knead the dough by pressing down on it with the heels …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 knead — verb ADVERB ▪ gently, lightly ▪ She gently kneaded the muscles in his back. ▪ well ▪ Add the water and knead the mixture well. Knead is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 knead v — 1) Bakers have a great knead to make bread. 2) Sign on a bakers shop: Come in, I knead the dough! need to know …

    English expressions

  • 17 knead — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English kneden, from Old English cnedan; akin to Old High German knetan to knead Date: before 12th century 1. a. to work and press into a mass with or as if with the hands < kneading dough > b. to manipulate or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 knead — kneadable, adj. kneadability, n. kneader, n. kneadingly, adv. /need/, v.t. 1. to work (dough, clay, etc.) into a uniform mixture by pressing, folding, and stretching. 2. to manipulate by similar movements, as the body in a massage. 3. to make by… …

    Universalium

  • 19 knead — verb (T) 1 to press a mixture of flour and water many times with your hands: Knead the dough for three minutes. 2 to press someone s muscles many times in order to help cure pain …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 Knead —    To prepare dough in the process of baking (Gen. 18:6; 1 Sam. 28:24; Hos. 7:4) …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary