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Definition of knot
- Knot n
- A tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"
- Any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
- A hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
- 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}]
- 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}]
- Soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design [syn: {slub}, {burl}]
- A sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere [syn: {grayback}, {Calidris canutus}] v
- Make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted der fingers"
- Tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces"
- Tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story" [syn: {ravel}, {tangle}] [ant: {unravel}, {unravel}] [also: {knotting}, {knotted}]
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