1: a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"
2: any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
3: a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
4: 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" [syn: gnarl]
5: a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters [syn: nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, international nautical mile, air mile]
6: soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design [syn: slub, burl]
7: a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere [syn: grayback, Calidris canutus]
1: make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted der fingers"
2: tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces"
3: tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story" [syn: ravel, tangle] [ant: unravel, unravel] [also: knotting, knotted]
Adjacent words: knock-on effect | knockout | knockout drops | knockout punch | knockwurst | knoll | Knossos | knot | knotgrass | knothole | knotted | knotted | knotted | knotted marjoram | knottier | knottier