- a joint in a stem.
- a part of a stem that normally bears a leaf.
Origin of node
Related Words for nodeknob, bulge, swelling, protuberance, lump, clot, bump, growth, knot, nodule, burl
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Historical Examples of node
The flying machine was the mysterious creation that Node had so often hinted at.
He assured Node that her tail would be the wonder of the world.
Alfred assured Node that he could be of even greater assistance.
While the machine was in course of construction Node had his own way in everything.
Node was evidently not sure in his mind that the flight would be successful.
- any natural bulge or swelling of a structure or part, such as those that occur along the course of a lymphatic vessel (lymph node)
- a finger joint or knuckle
Word Origin for node
early 15c., "a knot or lump," from Latin nodus "knot" (see net (n.)). Originally borrowed c.1400 in Latin form, meaning "lump in the flesh." Meaning "point of intersection" (originally of planetary orbits with the ecliptic) first recorded 1660s.
- A point on a stem where a leaf is or has been attached.
- A swelling or lump on a tree; a knob or knot.
- Either of the two points on the celestial sphere at which the path of a revolving body, such as the Moon, a planet, or a comet, intersects the ecliptic.♦ The point at which the body traverses from south of the ecliptic to north is the ascending node. The opposite point, when the body traverses the ecliptic from north to south, is the descending node.
- Either of the two points at which the orbit of an artificial satellite intersects the equatorial plane of the planet it is orbiting.