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knot1

knot1

 
pronunciation:
nat
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tying together of material such as rope, string, or yarn that is used to fasten.
She tied her shoelaces in a tight knot.
 
similar words:
hitch, tangle, twine, twist
definition 2: the place where a branch grows out of the trunk of a tree. When wood is cut into boards, the knot looks like a dark spot.
similar words:
joint, junction
definition 3: a tight group.
A knot of tourists formed around the statue.
synonyms:
bunch
similar words:
assembly, band, circle, clump, cluster, company, gathering, group, huddle, pack
definition 4: a measure of speed used for sea travel. A knot is about 6,080 feet per hour.
We were sailing at ten knots when the storm hit.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: knots, knotted, knotting
definition 1: to form into a knot, or to tie knots in.
I knotted the ribbon around my hair.
synonyms:
tie
similar words:
entangle, lash, tangle
definition 2: to fasten with one or more knots.
The captain knotted the line to the mast of the boat.
synonyms:
tie
similar words:
bind, lash
derivations: knotless (adj.), knotlike (adj.)
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The words knot and not sound alike but have different meanings.
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