Kneeling Down

See "Bowing"


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kneeling and Genuflection —     Genuflexion     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Genuflexion     To genuflect [Lat. genu flectere, geniculare (post classic), to bend the knee; Gr. gonu klinein or kamptein] expresses:     ♦ an attitude     ♦ a gesture: involving, like prostration,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Kneeling — Kneel Kneel (n[=e]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Knelt} (n[e^]lt) or {Kneeled} (n[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kneeling}.] [OE. knelen, cneolien; akin to D. knielen, Dan. kn[ae]le. See {Knee}.] To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; sometimes with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kneeling — n. act of bending down on the knee or knees nɪːl n. act of kneeling; position in which one is supported by the knees v. rest on the knee or knees …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kneeling position — position in which a person goes down on their knees …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get down — verb 1. lower (one s body) as by kneeling (Freq. 3) Get down on your knees! • Hypernyms: ↑move • Verb Frames: Something s Somebody s Something is ing PP …   Useful english dictionary

  • get down — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something gets you down, it makes you unhappy. [V n P] At times when my work gets me down, I like to fantasize about being a farmer. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you get down, you lower your body until you are sitting, kneeling, or lying …   English dictionary

  • bowing down — paying homage, genuflecting, kneeling, stooping down, bending down …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bow down phrasal — verb (I) 1 to bend forward from your waist, especially when you are already kneeling, in order to show respect (+ before/to etc): Maria bowed down before the statue. 2 bow down to sb literary to let someone give you orders or tell you what to do …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 45. KNEELING (al-Jathiyah) — In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful. 1. Ha, Meem. 2. The revelation of the Book is from God, the Exalted in Might, the Wise. 3. In the heavens and the earth are proofs for the believers. 4. And in your own creation, and in the… …   Quran. Talal Itani translate

  • ˌkneel ˈdown — (past tense and past participle knelt [nelt] ) verb [I] to put or have your knee or both knees on the ground She knelt in front of the fire to warm herself.[/ex] He was kneeling at her feet.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.