Definition of Knocking

1. Noun. The sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing). "The knocking grew louder"

Exact synonyms: Knock
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Knock, Knock, Knock, Knock, Knock

Definition of Knocking

1. n. A beating; a rap; a series of raps.

Definition of Knocking

1. Verb. (present participle of knock) ¹

2. Noun. An act in which something is knocked on, or the sound thus produced ¹

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Definition of Knocking

1. knock [v] - See also: knock

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knocking

knocked about
knocked around
knocked down
knocked out(p)
knocked up
knocker up
knocking (current term)
knocking about
knocking around
knocking down
knocking on heaven's door
knocking shop
knocking shops
knocking up

Literary usage of Knocking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"For it1! no use knocking at de door any more, And it 's no use knocking at dc door. Who*s dat knocking at de door? Who's dat knocking at de door? ..."

2. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Samuel Thurber (1896)
"Hark ! more knocking. Get on your nightgown, lest occasion call us, 70 And show us to be ... Here 's a knocking indeed ! If a man were porter of hell-gate, ..."

3. The World's Best Poetry by Bliss Carman (1904)
"knocking, EVER knocking. “Behold, I stmd at the door, and knock. ... Wherefore with that knocking dreary Scare the sleep from one so weary? Say Him, no. ..."

4. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer, Francis James Gillen (1899)
"CHAPTER XII CUSTOMS CONCERNED WITH knocking OUT OF TEETH ; NOSE-BORING ... knocking OUT OF TEETH THIS is a rite to which individuals of both sexes must ..."

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