[ noos ]
/ nus /


a loop with a running knot, as in a snare, lasso, or hangman's halter, that tightens as the rope is pulled.
a tie or bond; snare.

verb (used with object), noosed, noos·ing.

to secure by or as by a noose.
to make a noose with or in (a rope or the like).

Origin of noose

1400–50; late Middle English nose < ?


noos·er, nounun·noosed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for noose

/ (nuːs) /


a loop in the end of a rope or cord, such as a lasso, snare, or hangman's halter, usually tied with a slipknot
something that restrains, binds, or traps
put one's head in a noose to bring about one's own downfall

verb (tr)

to secure or catch in or as if in a noose
to make a noose of or in

Word Origin for noose

C15: perhaps from Provençal nous, from Latin nōdus node
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