Associations to the word «Knot»


KNOT, noun. A looping of a piece of string or of any other long, flexible material that cannot be untangled without passing one or both ends of the material through its loops.
KNOT, noun. (of hair) (etc) A tangled clump.
KNOT, noun. A maze-like pattern.
KNOT, noun. (mathematics) A non-self-intersecting closed curve in (e.g., three-dimensional) space that is an abstraction of a knot (in sense 1 above).
KNOT, noun. A difficult situation.
KNOT, noun. The whorl left in lumber by the base of a branch growing out of the tree's trunk.
KNOT, noun. Local swelling in a tissue area, especially skin, often due to injury.
KNOT, noun. A protuberant joint in a plant.
KNOT, noun. Any knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance.
KNOT, noun. The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter.
KNOT, noun. (engineering) A node.
KNOT, noun. A kind of epaulet; a shoulder knot.
KNOT, noun. A group of people or things.
KNOT, noun. A bond of union; a connection; a tie.
KNOT, noun. (nautical) A unit of speed, equal to one nautical mile per hour. (From the practice of counting the number of knots in the log-line (as it plays out) in a standard time. Traditionally spaced at one every 1/120th of a mile.)
KNOT, noun. (slang) A nautical mile (incorrectly)
KNOT, verb. To form into a knot; to tie with a knot or knots.
KNOT, verb. To form wrinkles in the forehead, as a sign of concentration, concern, surprise, etc.
KNOT, verb. To unite closely; to knit together.
KNOT, verb. (obsolete) (rare) To entangle or perplex; to puzzle.
KNOT, noun. One of a variety of shore birds; the red-breasted sandpiper (variously Calidris canutus or Tringa canutus).
KNOT DIAGRAM, noun. (topology) A representation in the plane of a knot, with no triple points.
KNOT SPAN, noun. The range of parameter values between two successive knots in a spline.
KNOT SPANS, noun. Plural of knot span
KNOT THEORY, noun. (mathematics) A branch of topology dealing with knots.

Dictionary definition

KNOT, noun. A tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"; "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest".
KNOT, noun. Any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object.
KNOT, noun. A hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot".
KNOT, noun. Something twisted and tight and swollen; "their muscles stood out in knots"; "the old man's fists were two great gnarls"; "his stomach was in knots".
KNOT, noun. A unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude.
KNOT, noun. Soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design.
KNOT, noun. A sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere.
KNOT, verb. Make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted her fingers".
KNOT, verb. Tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces".
KNOT, verb. Tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story".

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