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    knot - Dictionary definition and meaning for word knot

    Definition
    (noun) a tight cluster of people or things
    Example Sentence
    • a small knot of women listened to his sermon
    • the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest
    Definition
    (noun) any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object Definition
    (noun) a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged
    Example Sentence
    • the saw buckled when it hit a knot
    Definition
    (noun) something twisted and tight and swollen
    Synonyms : gnarl
    Example Sentence
    • their muscles stood out in knots
    • the old man's fists were two great gnarls
    • his stomach was in knots
    Definition
    (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 Definition
    (noun) soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
    Synonyms : burl , slub
    Definition
    (noun) a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere Definition
    (verb) make into knots; make knots out of
    Example Sentence
    • She knotted her fingers
    Definition
    (verb) tie or fasten into a knot
    Example Sentence
    • knot the shoelaces
    Definition
    (verb) tangle or complicate
    Synonyms : ravel , tangle
    Example Sentence
    • a ravelled story
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