Kneeling is a human position in which the weight is distributed on the knees and feet on a surface close to horizontal.
The position of kneeling may be assumed for practical reasons and for reasons of social or religious custom.
Famous quotes containing the word kneel:
“I rise in the dawn, and I kneel and blow
Till the seed of the fire flicker and glow;
And then I must scrub and bake and sweep
Till the stars are beginning to blink and peep;
And the young lie long and dream in their bed....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)