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.

Idioms for knot

    tie the knot, Informal. to marry: They will tie the knot in November.

Origin of knot

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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

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 tie the knot (1 of 2)

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 tie the knot (2 of 2)

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 tie the knot

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 tie the knot (1 of 2)

tie the knot

Get married; also, perform a marriage ceremony. For example, So when are you two going to tie the knot? or They asked their friend, who is a judge, to tie the knot. [Early 1700s]

Idioms and Phrases with tie the knot (2 of 2)

knot

see tie into knots; tie the knot.

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