knot


knot
knot
knot1 [nät]
n.
[ME knotte < OE cnotta, akin to Du knot, Swed knut, Ger knoten < IE * gn-eu-t < base * gen-, to press together > KNOB, KNEAD]
1. a lump or knob in a thread, cord, etc., formed by passing one free end through a loop and drawing it tight, or by a tangle drawn tight
2. a fastening made by intertwining or tying together pieces of string, cord, rope, etc.
3. an ornamental bow of ribbon or twist of braid; cockade; epaulet
4. a small group or cluster
5. something that ties or fastens closely or intricately; bond of union; esp., the bond of marriage
6. a problem; difficulty; entanglement
7. a knotlike part; node or lump [a knot in a tense muscle ]; specif.,
a) a hard lump on a tree where a branch grows out
b) a cross section of such a lump, appearing as cross-grained in a board or log
c) a joint on a plant stem where two leaves grow out
d) any of several fungal diseases of trees, in which abnormal protuberances appear
8. Naut.
a) Historical any of the knots tied at regular intervals in a line used in measuring a ship's speed
b) a unit of speed of one nautical mile (6,076.12 feet or 1,852 meters) an hour: abbrev. kn or kt [to average a speed of 10 knots]
c) loosely NAUTICAL MILE
vt.
knotted, knotting
1. to tie, fasten, or intertwine in or with a knot or knots; make a knot or knots in
2. to tie or unite closely or intricately; entangle
3. to make (fringe) by tying knots
vi.
1. to form a knot or knots; become entangled
2. to make knots for fringe
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tie the knot
Informal to get married
knot2 [nät]
n.
[rare ME knotte < ?]
any of various sandpipers (genus Calidris); esp., a large, migratory species ( C. canutus) that breeds in arctic regions

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  • Knot — (n[o^]t), n. [OE. knot, knotte, AS. cnotta; akin to D. knot, OHG. chnodo, chnoto, G. knoten, Icel. kn[=u]tr, Sw. knut, Dan. knude, and perh. to L. nodus. Cf. {Knout}, {Knit}.] 1. (a) A fastening together of the parts or ends of one or more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knot — [nɒt ǁ nɑːt] noun 1. tie the knot JOURNALISM if two companies tie the knot, they join and become one company; = MERGE: • Banks across the country tied the knot as a way to cut costs and boost earnings. 2. [countable] a measurement of the speed at …   Financial and business terms

  • knot — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos IIIb, Mc. knocie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} mały chłopiec, szkrab, malec : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Był tam taki mały knot. {{/stl 10}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}} {{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}knot II {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. a, Mc …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Knot — Knot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knotting}.] 1. To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle. Knotted curls. Drayton. [1913 Webster] As tight as I could knot the noose. Tennyson …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knot — ► NOUN 1) a fastening made by looping a piece of string, rope, etc. on itself and tightening it. 2) a tangled mass in hair, wool, etc. 3) a protuberance in a stem, branch, or root. 4) a hard mass in wood at the intersection of a trunk with a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Knot — Knot, v. i. 1. To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled. [1913 Webster] Cut hay when it begins to knot. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 2. To knit knots for fringe or trimming. [1913 Webster] 3. To copulate; said of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knot — [n1] bow, loop bond, braid, bunch, coil, connection, contortion, entanglement, gnarl, helix, hitch, joint, kink, ligament, ligature, link, mat, nexus, perplexity, rosette, screw, snag, snarl, spiral, splice, tangle, tie, twirl, twist, vinculum,… …   New thesaurus

  • knot|ty — «NOT ee», adjective, ti|er, ti|est. 1. full of knots: »knotty wood. ... the knotty side of an old Pollarel tree (Keats). A modern kitchen with knotty pine cabinets and exhaust fans (New York Times). SYNONYM(S): gnarled …   Useful english dictionary

  • knot — knot. См. узел. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Knot — (Kanutsvogel), so v.w. Strandläufer …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon