Definition of KNOT

noun : KNOT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object ;

  • 3. (

    ) a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot" ;

  • 4. (

    ) (of ships and wind) a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour ;

  • 5. (

    ) something twisted and tight and swollen; "their muscles stood out in knots"; "the old man's fists were two great gnarls"; "his stomach was in knots" ;

  • 6. (

    ) soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design ;

verb : KNOT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted her fingers" ;

  • 2. (

    ) tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces" ;


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