Kneel vs Kneeling - What's the difference?

kneel | kneeling |

As verbs the difference between kneel and kneeling

is that kneel is (lb) to stoop down and rest on the knee or knees while kneeling is .

As a noun kneeling is

the act by which someone kneels.




  • (lb) To stoop down and rest on the knee or knees.
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  • When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped?; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons.

    Derived terms

    * kneeler


    * * English irregular verbs




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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