knot

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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.

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 forms

knot·less, adjectiveknot·like, adjective

Can be confused

knot not

Definition for knot (2 of 2)

knot

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[ not ]
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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

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1425–75; late Middle English; origin uncertain
Also called grayback.
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British Dictionary definitions for knot (1 of 2)

knot

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/ (nɒt) /

noun


verb knots, knotting or knotted

Derived Forms

knotter, nounknotless, adjectiveknotlike, adjective

Word Origin for knot

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

British Dictionary definitions for knot (2 of 2)

knot

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/ (nɒt) /

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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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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