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knot

noun

1 knot

A tight cluster of people or things.

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

Roget 45: vinculum, link; connective, connection; junction etc. 43; bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium; bracket; bridge, stepping-stone, ... show more

Roget 712: party, faction, side, denomination, communion, set, crew, band.    horde, posse, phalanx; family, clan, etc. ... show more

Roget 847: ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture; jewelry etc. 847.1. [surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, ... show more

Roget 706: prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage; embolus, embolism [Med.]; infarct [Med.]; interruption, interception, interclusion; hindrance, impedition; retardment, ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Roget 321: density, solidity; solidness etc. adj.; impenetrability, impermeability; incompressibility; imporosity; cohesion etc. 46; constipation, consistence, ... show more

Roget 249: rotundity; roundness etc. adj.; cylindricity; sphericity, spheroidity; globosity.    cylinder, cylindroid, cylindrical; barrel, drum; roll, ... show more

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Roget 219: crossing etc. v.; intersection, interdigitation; decussation, transversion; convolution etc. 248; level crossing.    reticulation, network; ... show more

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more

Dutch: knoedel



2 knot

Any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object.

3 knot

A hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged.

Dutch: knoop, buil, kluwen, knoest, kwar, kwast, noest, war
Polish: sęk

4 knot

of ships and wind A unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour.

Dutch: knoop, zeemijl
Polish: mila morska, Mm

5 knot

Something twisted and tight and swollen:
— Their muscles stood out in knots.
— His stomach was in knots.

synonym: gnarl.

Roget 59a: complexity; complexness etc. adj.; complexus; complication, implication; intricacy, intrication; perplexity; network, labyrinth; wilderness, jungle; ... show more

Dutch: bluts
Polish: knot, w., węzeł

6 knot

Soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design.

synonyms: burl, slub.

7 knot

A sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere.

synonyms: Calidris canutus, grayback, greyback.

Polish: biegus rdzawy

verb

1 knot

Make into knots; make knots out of.

Dutch: knopen

2 knot

Tie or fasten into a knot.

3 knot

Tangle or complicate.

synonyms: ravel, tangle.

Roget 219: cross, decussate; intersect, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, interdigitate, interlink.    twine, entwine, weave, inweave, twist, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: 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, aggregation, air speed, amass, amount to, anamorphism ... show more.

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