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Knot

Pronunciation: nǒt
n.1.A fastening together of the parts or ends of one or more threads, cords, ropes, etc., by any one of various ways of tying or entangling.
2.A bond of union; a connection; a tie.
Ere we knit the knot that can never be loosed.
- Bp. Hall.
3.Something not easily solved; an intricacy; a difficulty; a perplexity; a problem.
Knots worthy of solution.
- Cowper.
4.A figure the lines of which are interlaced or intricately interwoven, as in embroidery, gardening, etc.
5.A cluster of persons or things; a collection; a group; a hand; a clique; as, a knot of politicians.
6.A portion of a branch of a tree that forms a mass of woody fiber running at an angle with the grain of the main stock and making a hard place in the timber. A loose knot is generally the remains of a dead branch of a tree covered by later woody growth.
7.A knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance.
8.A protuberant joint in a plant.
9.The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter.
10.(Mech.) See Node.
11.(Naut.) A division of the log line, serving to measure the rate of the vessel's motion. Each knot on the line bears the same proportion to a mile that thirty seconds do to an hour. The number of knots which run off from the reel in half a minute, therefore, shows the number of miles the vessel sails in an hour.
12.A kind of epaulet. See Shoulder knot.
13.(Zool.) A sandpiper (Tringa canutus), found in the northern parts of all the continents, in summer. It is grayish or ashy above, with the rump and upper tail coverts white, barred with dusky. The lower parts are pale brown, with the flanks and under tail coverts white. When fat it is prized by epicures. Called also dunne.
v. t.1.To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle.
[imp. & p. p. Knotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Knotting.]
As tight as I could knot the noose.
- Tennyson.
2.To unite closely; to knit together.
3.To entangle or perplex; to puzzle.
v. i.1.To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled.
Cut hay when it begins to knot.
- Mortimer.
2.To knit knots for fringe or trimming.
3.To copulate; - said of toads.
Noun1.knot - a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"
2.knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
3.knot - a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
4.knot - 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"
Synonyms: gnarl
5.knot - a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters
6.knot - soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
Synonyms: slub, burl
7.Knotknot - a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
Verb1.knot - make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted der fingers"
2.knot - tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces"
3.knot - tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"
Synonyms: ravel, tangle
Antonyms:
unknot, unpick, unravel, unscramble, untangle - become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; "the sweater unravelled"
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