- 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 of nooseMiddle English nose, probably via Provençal nous from Classical Latin nodus, knot, node
transitive verbnoosed, noos′ing
- to catch or hold in a noose; trap, ensnare, etc.
- to form a noose in or of (a rope, cord, etc.)