(noun, verb)


1. hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella

Similar word(s): genu

Definition categories: body, ginglymus

2. joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee

Similar word(s): stifle

Definition categories: animal, articulation, joint

3. the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with knee as a noun:

- Penny was wearing a miniskirt, so she skinned her exposed knees when she fell.

- To make a knee.


1. (transitive, archaic) To kneel to.

2. (transitive) To poke or strike with the knee.