HyperDic: knot

English > 10 senses of the word knot:
NOUNgroupknota tight cluster of people or things
artifactknotany of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
substanceknota hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged
timeknot(of ships and wind) a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour
shapeknot, gnarlsomething twisted and tight and swollen
attributeknot, slub, burlsoft lump or unevenness in a yarn
animalknot, greyback, grayback, Calidris canutusa sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
VERBcreationknotmake into knots
contactknottie or fasten into a knot
contactknot, ravel, tangletangle or complicate
knot > pronunciation
Soundsnaa't
Rhymesaforethought ... yacht: 79 rhymes with aat...
English > knot: 10 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA tight cluster of people or things.
Examples
  • "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"
  • "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest"
Broaderbunch, clump, cluster, clusteringA grouping of a number of similar things
English > knot: 10 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object.
NarrowerGordian knotAn intricate knot tied by Gordius, the king of Phrygia, and cut by the sword of Alexander the Great after he heard that whoever undid it would become ruler of Asia
Turk's headAn ornamental knot that resembles a small turban
barrel knot, blood knotA knot used for tying fishing / fishing leaders together
bow, bowknotA knot with two loops and loose ends
carrick bendA knot used to connect the ends of two large ropes or hawsers
clove hitchA knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar
figure eight, figure of eightA knot having the shape of the numeral 8
fisherman's bendA knot for tying a line to a spar or ring
fisherman's knot, true lover's knot, truelove knotA knot for tying the ends of two lines together
half hitchA knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object
hawser bendA knot uniting the ends of two lines
hitchA knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it
loop knotAny of various knots used to make a fixed loop in a rope
love knot, lovers' knot, lover's knot, true lovers' knot, true lover's knotA stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love
overhand knotA simple small knot (often used as part of other knots)
prolonge knot, sailor's breastplateA knot in the rope used to drag a gun carriage
sheepshankA knot for shortening a line
slipknotA knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made
square knotA double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cords
stopper knotA knot that prevents a rope from passing through a hole
surgeon's knotAny of several knots used in tying stitches or ligatures
Broaderfastener, fastening, holdfast, fixingrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Spanishlazo, nudo
Catalanllaç, nus
Adjectivesknottytangled in knots or snarls
Verbsknottie or fasten into a knot
English > knot: 10 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningA hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged.
Example"the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
Part ofboard, plankA stout length of sawn timber
BroaderwoodThe hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Spanishnudo
Catalangrop, node, nus
English > knot: 10 senses > noun 4, time
Meaning(of ships and wind) a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour.
BroaderrateA magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
English > knot: 10 senses > noun 5, shape
MeaningSomething twisted and tight and swollen.
Examples
  • "their muscles stood out in knots"
  • "his stomach was in knots"
Synonymgnarl
Broaderdistorted shape, distortionA shape resulting from distortion
Spanishnudo
Catalannus
Adjectivesknottytangled in knots or snarls
Verbsknottangle or complicate
knotmake into knots
English > knot: 10 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningSoft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design.
Synonymsslub, burl
Broaderroughness, raggednessA texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
English > knot: 10 senses > noun 7, animal
MeaningA sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere.
Synonymsgreyback, grayback, Calidris canutus
Member ofCalidris, genus CalidrisA genus of Scolopacidae
BroadersandpiperAny of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call
SpanishCalidris Canutus, correlimos gordo
English > knot: 10 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningmake into knots; make knots out of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She knotted her fingers"
Entailed bytat, intertwinemake lacework by knotting or looping
Narrowermacramemake knotted patterns
Broadercreate from raw material, create from raw stuffmake from scratch
Spanishanudar
Nounsknotsomething twisted and tight and swollen
English > knot: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningTie or fasten into a knot.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"knot the shoelaces"
Broadertie, bindFasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
Spanishanudar, atar
Catalancordar-se, lligar, nuar
Nounsknotany of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
English > knot: 10 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningtangle or complicate.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsravel, tangle
Broaderintertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lacespin,wind, or twist together
Oppositeravel, unravel, ravel outdisentangle
unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpickBecome or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
Spanishanudar, enredar, enrevesar, urdir
Catalancordar-se, enredar, nuar
Nounsknotsomething twisted and tight and swollen

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