- a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile or about 1.15 statute miles per hour.
- a unit of 47 feet 3 inches (13.79 meters) on a log line, marked off by knots.
- a nautical mile.
verb (used with object), knot·ted, knot·ting.
verb (used without object), knot·ted, knot·ting.
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Idioms for knot
Origin of knot1
OTHER WORDS FROM knotknotless, adjectiveknotlike, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH knotknot , not
Words nearby knot
Definition for knot (2 of 2)
Origin of knot2
Example sentences from the Web for knot
Cotton and leather boot laces are simply no match for paracord’s breaking strength, high knot strength, or durability, then or now.This essential survival tool can save your life 10 different ways|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
Vortex helicity has long been defined as the total number of links and knots in a vortex or in a connected group of vortices.
If such a fluid existed, then no matter what changes a vortex or group of linked vortices in the fluid went through, the number of links and knots would add up to the same number.
In the season 7 finale, George and Susan were finally tying the knot and George’s wallet was taking a beating.
The rules predict only the relative strength of each knot — that is, whether one knot is stronger than another.Color-changing fibers help unravel a knotty problem|Emily Conover|January 31, 2020|Science News For Students
There is something irrevocable-feeling about couples tying the knot on the steps of the county courthouse.
Every day before leaving home, Sara stands before the mirror and tightens the knot on her scarf.
The most famous people in the world tied the knot secretly over the weekend.Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Got Married and We’re Worried About Jennifer Aniston|Kevin Fallon, Tim Teeman|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moment he was finally able to loop a knot by himself was a milestone, his first step to becoming a man.
Star-studded guests arrived in fancy cars, and music and cheers rose above the castle walls as Kimye tied the knot.Eavesdropping On Kim and Kanye’s Florentine “Wedding of the Century”|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the head they insert a bamboo knot, with its point well sharpened into two edges.
This is called the "Investiture of the Top-knot," and is always attended by solemn ceremonies.
In accordance with that statement, he had decided that on the next day his son should be formally "invested" with the top-knot.
He went down the road, collected his little knot of listeners, and began the Song of the Girl.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
I asked sharply, and MacRae flung the same query over one shoulder as he fumbled at the tight-drawn latigo-knot.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for knot (1 of 2)
- a hard mass of wood at the point where a branch joins the trunk of a tree
- a cross section of this, usually roundish and cross-grained, visible in a piece of timber
- pathol a lump of vessels or fibres formed in a part, as in a muscle
- anatomy a protuberance on an organ or part
verb knots, knotting or knotted
Derived forms of knotknotter, nounknotless, adjectiveknotlike, adjective
Word Origin for knot
British Dictionary definitions for knot (2 of 2)
Word Origin for knot
Medical definitions for knot
Idioms and Phrases with knot
see tie into knots; tie the knot.