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knot1

knot1

 
 
pronunciation:
nat
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tight intertwining of material such as rope, string, yarn, or the like, usu. to form a fastening.
 
similar words:
convolution, hitch, tangle, twine, twist
definition 2: a hard section in living tissue; node.
synonyms:
node, nub
similar words:
bump, lump, nodule
definition 3: such a node at the point where a branch joins the trunk of a tree, or the cross-section of this node in lumber.
synonyms:
gnarl, knar, knurl, node
similar words:
joint, junction, nub
definition 4: a concentration or group.
a knot of hecklers
synonyms:
assemblage, bunch, concentration
similar words:
assembly, band, circle, clump, cluster, company, gathering, group, huddle, pack
definition 5: one nautical mile, or about 6,080 feet, per hour.
sailing at ten knots
definition 6: a pledge or feeling of unity, esp. in marriage.
to tie the knot
definition 7: a difficult situation or puzzle.
synonyms:
Chinese puzzle, conundrum, dilemma, puzzle, tangle
similar words:
complexity, complication, convolution, enigma, intricacy, perplexity, predicament, problem, quandary, riddle
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: knots, knotted, knotting
definition 1: to form into a knot, or to tie knots in.
synonyms:
tie
similar words:
entangle, lash, tangle, truss
definition 2: to fasten with one or more knots.
synonyms:
tie
similar words:
bind, lash, truss
definition 3: to tangle (something) up.
synonyms:
entangle, gnarl, tangle
similar words:
snarl, twist
definition 4: to form hard lumps in; make knotty.
Anxiety knotted her stomach.
synonyms:
kink
similar words:
tauten, tense, twist
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be tied in one or more knots.
similar words:
tangle, tie
definition 2: to be entangled.
synonyms:
tangle
similar words:
snarl, twist
definition 3: to become hardened or knotted.
His muscles knotted from the strain.
synonyms:
harden, tauten
similar words:
cramp, kink, tense, tighten, twist
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derivations: knotless (adj.), knotlike (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words knot and not sound alike but have different meanings.
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