knee-high


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knee-high

(nē′hī′)
adj.
Reaching up to the knees: a knee-high table.
n. (nē′hī′)
A sock or stocking that extends just below the knee.

knee-high

adj
1. another word for knee-deep1
2. as high as the knee: a knee-high child.

knee′-high′



adj.
1. as high as the knees.
n.
2. Also, knee′-hi`. a sock or stocking that reaches to just below the knees.
[1735–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knee-high - a sock or stocking that reaches up to just below the knees
sock - hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
stocking - close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)
Adv.1.knee-high - up to the knees; "we were standing knee-deep in the water"
Translations

knee-high

[ˈniːˈhaɪ] ADJ [grass] → hasta las rodillas; [boots] → de caña alta; [socks] → largo
he's been riding since he was knee-high to a grasshopperlleva montando a caballo desde que era un renacuajo

knee-high

[ˈniːˈhaɪ] adjche arriva al ginocchio
References in classic literature ?
Now I stood on a mound of smashed brickwork, clay, and gravel, over which spread a multitude of red cactus-shaped plants, knee-high, without a solitary terrestrial growth to dispute their footing.
But I tell you plain and simple, the best of you ain't knee-high fit to tie Daylight's moccasin strings.
Whether or no, the mender of roads ran, on the sultry morning, as if for his life, down the hill, knee-high in dust, and never stopped till he got to the fountain.
He clutched a tree that yet stood, and clung on, holding the girl and sobbing for air, while the waters of the lagoon washed by knee-high and at times waist-high.
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Winter means we can finally trade in our open-toed shoes for boots, from ankle-height to thigh-high, but my favourite remains the classic knee-high.