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/ ˈnɒt ɪd /


having knots; knotty.
tied in or fastened with a knot.
made or ornamented with knots.
Botany. having many nodes or nodelike swellings; gnarled.
Zoology. having one or more swellings; nodose.

Nearby words

  1. knot stitch,
  2. knotgrass,
  3. knothead,
  4. knothole,
  5. knotroot,
  6. knotter,
  7. knotting,
  8. knotty,
  9. knotty rhatany,
  10. knotweed

Origin of knotted

First recorded in 1125–75, knotted is from the Middle English word cnotted. See knot1, -ed2, -ed3

Related formswell-knot·ted, adjective


[ not ]
/ nɒt /


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.

Origin of knot

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for knotted


/ (ˈnɒtɪd) /


(of wood, rope, etc) having knots
get knotted! British slang used as a response to express disapproval or rejection


/ (nɒt) /


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


/ (nɒt) /


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 knotted
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Medicine definitions for knotted


[ nŏt ]


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 knotted


see tie into knots; tie the knot.

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