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knot

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[ not ]
/ nɒt /
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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.
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Idioms about knot

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

Origin of knot

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English noun knot(t)e, cnotte, cnot(e), Old English cnotta; cognate with Dutch knot, German knoten “to knit”; the verb is derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM knot

knot·less, adjectiveknot·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH knot

knot , not

Other definitions for knot (2 of 2)

knot2
[ not ]
/ nɒt /

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

Origin of knot

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First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English; origin unknown
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British Dictionary definitions for knot (1 of 2)

knot1
/ (nɒt) /

noun
verb knots, knotting or knotted

Derived forms of knot

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)

knot2
/ (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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Other Idioms and Phrases with knot

knot

see tie into knots; tie the knot.

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