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Is knee a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word knee is a Scrabble US word. The word knee is worth 8 points in Scrabble:


Is knee a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word knee is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:


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You can make 13 words from 'knee' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'knee'


3 letters words from 'knee'

NEK 7 

2 letters words from 'knee'

EE 2EN 2
NE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of knee

knee nkee kene ekne neke enke knee nkee kene ekne neke enke keen eken keen eken eekn eekn neek enek neek enek eenk eenk

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word knee. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in knee.

Definitions and meaning of knee



From Middle English kne, from Old English cnēow, from Proto-West Germanic *kneu, from Proto-Germanic *knewą (compare Low German Knee, Dutch knie, German Knie, Danish knæ, Norwegian kne, Swedish knä), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵnéw-o-m, a thematic derivative of *ǵónu. Cognate with Hittite 𒄀𒉡 (genu), Latin genū, Tocharian A kanweṃ (dual), Tocharian B kenī, Ancient Greek γόνυ (gónu, knee), γωνία (gōnía, corner, angle), Old Armenian ծունր (cunr), Avestan 𐬲𐬥𐬎𐬨(žnum), Sanskrit जानु (jā́nu).

The obsolete plural kneen is from Middle English kneen, knen, kneon, kneuwene.


  • (UK) enPR: , IPA(key): /niː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ni/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /kniː/
  • Rhymes: -iː
  • Homophone: nee


knee (plural knees or (obsolete or dialectal) kneen)

  1. In humans, the joint or the region of the joint in the middle part of the leg between the thigh and the shank.
  2. In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in humans.
  3. The part of a garment that covers the knee.
  4. (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
      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.
  5. An act of kneeling on one knee, typically to acknowledge an injury, sacrifice or otherwise to show respect.
  6. (archaic) An act of kneeling, especially to show respect or courtesy.
    • circa 1605, William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, Act III, scene iii, line 36
      Give them title, knee, and approbation.
  7. Any knee-shaped item or sharp angle in a line; an inflection point.
    the knee of a graph
  8. A blow made with the knee; a kneeing.

Derived terms



knee (third-person singular simple present knees, present participle kneeing, simple past and past participle kneed)

  1. (transitive, 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
  2. (transitive) To poke or strike with the knee.
  3. (reflexive) To move on the knees; to use the knees to move.



  • Enke, Keen, keen, kene, kène, neek

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of kne

Norwegian Nynorsk


From the noun kne n (knee).


  • (verb): IPA(key): /²kneːə/ (example of pronunciation)
  • (noun): IPA(key): /ˈkneːə/ (example of pronunciation)


knee (present tense knear, past tense knea, past participle knea, passive infinitive kneast, present participle kneande, imperative kne)

  1. (intransitive) to kneel, to fall on one's knees
    Synonym: knele
  2. (intransitive) to walk on one's knees
  3. (transitive) to poke or strike with the knee

Alternative forms

  • knea (as a-infinitive)


knee n

  1. (Midlandsnormalen) definite singular of kne


  • “knee” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

  • to strike with a joint of the leg.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)