Knot Definition

nŏt
knots, knotted, knotting
noun
knots
A compact intersection of interlaced material, such as cord, ribbon, or rope.
American Heritage
A lump or knob in a thread, cord, etc., formed by passing one free end through a loop and drawing it tight, or by a tangle drawn tight.
Webster's New World
A fastening made by intertwining or tying together pieces of string, cord, rope, etc.
Webster's New World
An ornamental bow of ribbon or twist of braid; cockade; epaulet.
Webster's New World
A small group or cluster.
Webster's New World
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verb
knots, knotted, knotting
To tie, fasten, or intertwine in or with a knot or knots; make a knot or knots in.
Webster's New World
To form a knot or knots; become entangled.
Webster's New World
To tie or unite closely or intricately; entangle.
Webster's New World
To make (fringe) by tying knots.
Webster's New World
To make knots for fringe.
Webster's New World
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idiom
tie the knot
  • to get married
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Knot

Noun

Singular:
knot
Plural:
knots

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Knot

Origin of Knot

  • From Old English cnotta, from Proto-Germanic *knuttan-; (cognate with Old High German knoto (German Knoten, Dutch knot, Low German Knütte); compare also Old Norse knútr > Danish knude, Swedish knut, Norwegian knute, Icelandic hnútur). Probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *nod- (“to bind”), cf. Latin nodus and its Romance successors.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the practice of counting the number of knots in the log-line (as it plays out) in a standard time. Traditionally spaced at one every 1/120th of a mile.

    From Wiktionary

  • Supposed to be derived from the name of King Canute, with whom the bird was a favourite article of food. See the species epithet canutus.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English cnotta

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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