Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Knot
  1. a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
  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. soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
  4. a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"
  5. a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters
  6. 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"
  7. a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
  8. tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces"
  9. tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"
  10. make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted der fingers"
Similar Words: grayback, Calidris canutus, slub, burl, nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, international nautical mile, air mile, gnarl, ravel, tangle

 

Hyponyms: barrel knot, blood knot, bow, bowknot, carrick bend, clove hitch, figure eight, figure of eight, fisherman's bend, fisherman's knot, true lover's knot, truelove knot, Gordian knot, half hitch, hawser bend, hitch, loop knot, love knot, lover's knot, overhand knot, prolonge knot, sailor's breastplate, sheepshank, slipknot, square knot, stopper knot, surgeon's knot, Turk's head, macrame

 

Part Meronyms: board, plank

 

Member Meronyms: Calidris, genus Calidris

 

Derivational Morphology: burl, gnarl, ravel, tangle, snarl, maze, run, ladder

 

Language Translations:
Danish: knude   Finnish: solmu  
German: Knoten   Italian: nodo  
Japanese: 結び目   Polish: węzeł  
Portuguese:   Russian: узел  
Slovene: vozel   Swedish: knop  
 
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