A person "kneels" when he or she goes down to the ground on the knees. The pictures below show what kneeling looks like:

  • This man is kneeling.
  • He’s kneeling down to get some water.
  • These women are kneeling beside a mill and grinding some grain to make bread.
kneeling women
  • Many people kneel when they pray.
  • Sometimes people kneel before a king or a queen.
  • If you have a job that requires you to kneel all day, it’s a good idea to wear knee pads to protect your knees.

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This page was first published on February 18, 2012. It was updated on June 11, 2015.