Dictionary Results for knots


1. knot - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): bunch, clump, cluster, clustering




2. knot - noun

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

Hypernym(s): fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing




3. knot - noun

· a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"

Hypernym(s): wood




4. knot - noun

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

Hypernym(s): rate




5. knot - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): gnarl

Hypernym(s): distorted_shape, distortion




6. knot - noun

· soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design

Synonym(s): slub, burl

Hypernym(s): roughness, raggedness




7. knot - noun

· a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere

Synonym(s): greyback, grayback, Calidris_canutus

Hypernym(s): sandpiper




8. knot - verb

· make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted her fingers"

Hypernym(s): create_from_raw_material, create_from_raw_stuff




9. knot - verb

· tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces"

Hypernym(s): tie, bind




10. knot - verb

· tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"

Synonym(s): ravel, tangle

Hypernym(s): intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace

Antonym(s): unknot





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