knotting

[ not-ing ]
/ ˈnɒt ɪŋ /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. knothead,
  2. knothole,
  3. knotroot,
  4. knotted,
  5. knotter,
  6. knotty,
  7. knotty rhatany,
  8. knotweed,
  9. knotwork,
  10. knout

Origin of knotting

First recorded in 1605–15; knot1 + -ing1

knot

1
[ 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
Related formsknot·less, adjectiveknot·like, adjective

Can be confusedknot not

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British Dictionary definitions for knotting

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

knot

1
/ (nɒt) /

noun

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

knot

2
/ (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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Word Origin and History for knotting
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Medicine 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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