Noun Definition

knot

1.Definition: (of ships and wind) a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour

Category: General

2.Definition: a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged

"The saw buckled when it hit a knot"

Category: General

3.Definition: a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere

Related Noun(s):greyback, grayback

Category: Animals

4.Definition: 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"

Category: General

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

Category: Objects

6.Definition: soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design

Related Noun(s):burl, slub

Category: General

7.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):gnarl

Category: General