Knee vs Kneeling - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between knee and kneeling
is that knee
is in humans, the joint or the region of the joint in the middle part of the leg between the thigh and the shank while kneeling
is the act by which someone kneels.
As verbs the difference between knee and kneeling
is that knee
is (archaic) to kneel to while kneeling
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
In humans, the joint or the region of the joint in the middle part of the leg between the thigh and the shank.
In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in humans.
The part of a garment that covers the knee.
(shipbuilding) A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
* 1980 , Richard W. Unger, The Ship in the Medieval Economy 600-1600 , page 41
- Penny was wearing a miniskirt, so she skinned her exposed knees when she fell.
(archaic) An act of kneeling, especially to show respect or courtesy.
* circa'' 1605 , (William Shakepeare), ''(Timon of Athens) , Act III, scene iii,
- Deck beams were supported by hanging knees , triangular pieces of wood typically found underneath the timbers they are designed to support, but in this case found above them.
- Give them title, knee , and approbation.
Any knee-shaped item or sharp angle in a line, "the knee of a graph", an inflection point.
A blow made with the knee; a kneeing.
- To make a knee .
* down on one's knees
(archaic) To kneel to.
* 1605': I could as well be brought / To '''knee his throne and, squire-like, pension beg / To keep base life afoot. — William Shakespeare, ''King Lear II.ii
To poke or strike with the knee.
The act by which someone kneels.
* 2003 , Marcella Althaus-Reid, The queer God (page 11)
- A whole symbolic sexual order is obviously manifested in kneelings as positions of subordination