Noose Definition

no͝os
noosed, nooses, noosing
noun
nooses
A loop formed in a rope, cord, etc. by means of a slipknot so that the loop tightens as the rope is pulled.
Webster's New World
A snare or trap.
American Heritage
Anything that restricts one's freedom; tie, bond, snare, trap, etc.
Webster's New World
verb
To catch or hold in a noose; trap, ensnare, etc.
Webster's New World
To form a noose in or of (a rope, cord, etc.)
Webster's New World
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idiom
the noose
  • death by hanging
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Noose

Noun

Singular:
noose
Plural:
nooses

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Noose

  • the noose

Origin of Noose

  • Middle English nose probably from Old French nos, nous knot from Latin nōdus node

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

  • Probably from Old French nous, nominative singular or accusative plural of nou (“knot"). Compare node.

    From Wiktionary

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