knotting

[ not-ing ]
/ ˈnɒt ɪŋ /

noun

a decorative pattern produced by interlacing and tying knots in various yarns, as in macramé and tatting.

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Origin of knotting

First recorded in 1605–15; knot1 + -ing1

Definition for knotting (2 of 2)

knot1
[ not ]
/ nɒt /

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.

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

SYNONYMS FOR knot

OTHER WORDS FROM knot

knot·less, adjectiveknot·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH knot

knot not
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British Dictionary definitions for knotting (1 of 3)

knotting
/ (ˈnɒtɪŋ) /

noun

a sealer applied over knots in new wood before priming to prevent resin from exuding
(esp formerly) a kind of decorative knotted fancywork

British Dictionary definitions for knotting (2 of 3)

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 knotting (3 of 3)

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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Medical definitions for knotting

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 knotting

knot

see tie into knots; tie the knot.

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