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knot - Dictionary definition and meaning for word knot

Definition
(noun) a tight cluster of people or things
Example Sentence
  • a small knot of women listened to his sermon
  • the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest

Definition
(noun) any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
Definition
(noun) a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged
Example Sentence
  • the saw buckled when it hit a knot

Definition
(noun) something twisted and tight and swollen
Synonyms : gnarl
Example Sentence
  • their muscles stood out in knots
  • the old man's fists were two great gnarls
  • his stomach was in knots

Definition
(noun) a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
Definition
(noun) soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
Synonyms : burl , slub

Definition
(noun) a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
Definition
(verb) make into knots; make knots out of
Example Sentence
  • She knotted her fingers

Definition
(verb) tie or fasten into a knot
Example Sentence
  • knot the shoelaces

Definition
(verb) tangle or complicate
Synonyms : ravel , tangle
Example Sentence
  • a ravelled story

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