Noun: knot nót
Verb: knot (knotted,knotting) nót
- Any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
- A tight cluster of people or things
"a small knot of women listened to his sermon"; "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest"
- A hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged
"the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
- Something twisted and tight and swollen
"their muscles stood out in knots"; "his stomach was in knots";
- Soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
- slub, burl
- A sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
- greyback [Brit, Cdn], grayback [US], Calidris canutus
- A unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour
- A unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
- nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, international nautical mile, air mile
- Make into knots; make knots out of
"She knotted her fingers"
- Tie or fasten into a knot
"knot the shoelaces"
- Make more complicated or confused
- ravel, tangle
Sounds like: knocking, nockknot
Derived forms: knotted, knotting, knots
Type of: bind, bunch, clump, cluster, clustering, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, distorted shape, distortion, enlace, entwine, fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast, interlace, intertwine, lace, nautical linear unit, raggedness, roughness, sandpiper, tie, twine, wood
Part of: board, Calidris, genus Calidris, plank
Encyclopedia: Knot, Nancowry