Meaning of KNEAD in English



Pronunciation: ' n ē d

Function: 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 < knead ing dough> b : to manipulate or massage with a kneading motion < knead ed sore neck muscles>

2 : to form or shape by or as if by kneading

– knead · able \ ' n ē -d ə -b ə l \ adjective

– knead · er noun

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