- The definition of a noose is a loop in a rope formed by a knot that tightens the loop as the rope is pulled, or is a restrictive situation.
- A knot in a rope that is used to trap an animal because it gets tighter as the rope is pulled on is an example of a noose.
- Restrictive trade restraints that hinder a nation's economy are an example of a noose.
- Noose is to form a slipknot that tightens when a rope is pulled, or to trap an animal using such a knot.
When you use a special kind of knot in a rope in order to trap an animal, this is an example of when you noose the animal.
noose definition by Webster's New World
- a loop formed in a rope, cord, etc. by means of a slipknot so that the loop tightens as the rope is pulled
- anything that restricts one's freedom; tie, bond, snare, trap, etc.
Origin: Middle English nose, probably via ProvenÃ§al nous ; from Classical Latin nodus, knot, node
noose definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A loop formed in a rope by means of a slipknot so that it binds tighter as the rope is pulled. Also called running noose.
- A snare or trap.
- To capture or hold by or as if by a noose.
- To make a noose of or in.
Origin: Middle English nose, probably from Old French nos, nous, knot, from Latin nōdus; see node.
noose - Phrases/Idioms