knot

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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.

  • 10 Knot — (Kanutsvogel), so v.w. Strandläufer …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Knot — (engl., spr. nott, »Knoten« [s. d.]), die britische Seemeile (nautical mile), auf 6080 feet bestimmt, = 1853,15 m …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 knot — index connection (fastening), contort, intertwine, involution, snarl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 Knot — For speeds, see Knot (unit). For other uses, see Knot (disambiguation). Some knots 1 Yarn knot ABoK #2688 2 Manrope knot 3 Granny knot 4 Rosebud stopper knot(?) …

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  • 14 knot — knot1 knotless, adj. knotlike, adj. /not/, n., v., knotted, knotting. n. 1. an interlacing, twining, looping, etc., of a cord, rope, or the like, drawn tight into a knob or lump, for fastening, binding, or connecting two cords together or a cord… …

    Universalium

  • 15 knot — Synonyms and related words: Blackwall hitch, Chinese puzzle, Flemish knot, French shroud knot, German knot, Gordian knot, Matthew Walker knot, Rube Goldberg contraption, Windsor knot, accouple, accumulate, adhesive, affix, affixation, agglutinate …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 knot — 01. She tied the string in a [knot]. 02. It was hard to chop the wood because it was full of [knots]. 03. The little boy had tied his shoelace in a [knot] and couldn t get it undone. 04. John showed me a good [knot] to use when tying the kayaks… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 knot — Ⅰ. knot1 (nŏt) n. 1. a) A compact intersection of interlaced material, such as cord, ribbon, or rope. b) A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way. 2. A decorative bow of ribbon, fabric, or braid. 3 …

    Word Histories

  • 18 knot — knot1 [nɔt US na:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(string/rope etc)¦ 2¦(hair style)¦ 3¦(wood)¦ 4¦(ship s speed)¦ 5¦(people)¦ 6¦(feeling)¦ 7¦(hard mass)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: cnotta] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 knot — [[t]nɒ̱t[/t]] knots, knotting, knotted 1) N COUNT If you tie a knot in a piece of string, rope, cloth, or other material, you pass one end or part of it through a loop and pull it tight. One lace had broken and been tied in a knot. 2) VERB If you …

    English dictionary

  • 20 knot — I [[t]nɒt[/t]] n. v. knot•ted, knot•ting 1) navig. tex an interlacing, looping, etc., of a cord, rope, or the like, drawn tight into a knob, for fastening two cords together or a cord to something else 2) cvb a tangled mass; snarl 3) clo an… …

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