knot

1
[ not ]
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noun

verb (used with object), knot·ted, knot·ting.

verb (used without object), knot·ted, knot·ting.

to become tied or tangled in a knot.
to form knots or joints.

Nearby words

  1. knop,
  2. knopf,
  3. knopf, alfred a.,
  4. knosp,
  5. knossos,
  6. knot garden,
  7. knot stitch,
  8. knotgrass,
  9. knothead,
  10. knothole

Idioms

    tie the knot, Informal. to marry: They will tie the knot in November.

Origin of knot

1
before 1000; (noun) Middle English knot(te), Old English cnotta; cognate with Dutch knot, German knoten to knit; (v.) Middle English, derivative of the noun

Related formsknot·less, adjectiveknot·like, adjective

Can be confusedknot not

knot

2
[ not ]
/ nɒt /

noun

either of two large sandpipers, Calidris canutus or C. tenuirostris, that breed in the Arctic and winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

Origin of knot

2
1425–75; late Middle English; origin uncertain

Also called grayback.

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British Dictionary definitions for knot

knot

1
/ (nɒt) /

noun

verb knots, knotting or knotted

Derived Formsknotter, nounknotless, adjectiveknotlike, adjective

Word Origin for knot

Old English cnotta; related to Old High German knoto, Old Norse knūtr

noun

a small northern sandpiper, Calidris canutus, with a short bill and grey plumage

Word Origin for knot

C15: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for knot
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Medicine definitions for knot

knot

[ nŏt ]

n.

A compact intersection of interlaced material, as of cord, ribbon, or rope.
A protuberant growth or swelling in a tissue, such as a gland.

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Idioms and Phrases with knot

knot

see tie into knots; tie the knot.

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