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Definition of Knot

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tie; make knots; unite; fasten; entangle
rope (or string, etc.) that has been tied together to create a fastening; tangle; unit of speed which equals one nautical mile per hour (6076 feet per hour); bulge, lump, nodule (in wood, etc.); group, cluster; complicated problem
Knot Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wood Floor Terms
That portion of a branch or limb which has been surrounded by subsequent growth of the stem. 'Me shape of the knot as it appears on a cut surface depends on the angle of the cut relative to the long axis of the knot.
- Small Knot - In hardwood strip flooring not over 1/2" in diameter.
- Pin Knot - A knot that is not more than 1/2 inch in diameter.
- Sound Knot - A knot cut approximately parallel to its long axis so that the exposed section is definitely elongated.
Knot Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A bond of union; a connection; a tie.
  
(n.)
A cluster of persons or things; a collection; a group; a hand; a clique; as, a knot of politicians.
  
(n.)
A division of the log line, serving to measure the rate of the vessel's motion. Each knot on the line bears the same proportion to a mile that thirty seconds do to an hour. The number of knots which run off from the reel in half a minute, therefore, shows the number of miles the vessel sails in an hour.
  
(n.)
A fastening together of the pars or ends of one or more threads, cords, ropes, etc., by any one of various ways of tying or entangling.
  
(n.)
A figure the lines of which are interlaced or intricately interwoven, as in embroidery, gardening, etc.
  
(n.)
A kind of epaulet. See Shoulder knot.
  
(n.)
A knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance.
  
(n.)
A lump or loop formed in a thread, cord, rope. etc., as at the end, by tying or interweaving it upon itself.
  
(n.)
A nautical mile, or 6080.27 feet; as, when a ship goes eight miles an hour, her speed is said to be eight knots.
  
(n.)
A portion of a branch of a tree that forms a mass of woody fiber running at an angle with the grain of the main stock and making a hard place in the timber. A loose knot is generally the remains of a dead branch of a tree covered by later woody growth.
  
(n.)
A protuberant joint in a plant.
  
(n.)
A sandpiper (Tringa canutus), found in the northern parts of all the continents, in summer. It is grayish or ashy above, with the rump and upper tail coverts white, barred with dusky. The lower parts are pale brown, with the flanks and under tail coverts white. When fat it is prized by epicures. Called also dunne.
  
(n.)
An ornamental tie, as of a ribbon.
  
(n.)
See Node.
  
(n.)
Something not easily solved; an intricacy; a difficulty; a perplexity; a problem.
  
(n.)
The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter.
  
(v. i.)
To copulate; -- said of toads.
  
(v. i.)
To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled.
  
(v. i.)
To knit knots for fringe or trimming.
  
(v. t.)
To entangle or perplex; to puzzle.
  
(v. t.)
To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle.
  
(v. t.)
To unite closely; to knit together.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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knot
\knot\ (?), n. [oe. knot, knotte, as. cnotta; akin to d. knot, ohg. chnodo, chnoto, g. knoten, icel. kn&?;tr, sw. knut, dan. knude, and perh. to l. nodus. cf. knout, knit.]
1. (a) a fastening together of the pars or ends of one or more threads, cords, ropes, etc., by any one of various ways of tying or entangling. (b) a lump or loop formed in a thread, cord, rope. etc., as at the end, by tying or interweaving it upon itself. (c) an ornamental tie, as of a ribbon.
note: the names of knots vary according to the manner of their making, or the use for which they are intended; as, dowknot, reef knot, stopper knot, diamond knot, etc.
2. a bond of union; a connection; a tie. "with nuptial knot." ere we knit the knot that can never be loosed. hall.
3. something not easily solved; an intricacy; a difficulty; a perplexity; a problem. knots worthy of solution. a man shall be perplexed with knots, and problems of business, and contrary affairs.
4. a figure the lines of which are interlaced or intricately interwoven, as in embroidery, gardening, etc. "garden knots." flowers worthy of paradise, which, not nice art in beds and curious knots, but nature boon poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain.
5. a cluster of persons or things; a collection; a group; a hand; a clique; as, a knot of politicians. "knots of talk." his ancient knot of dangerous adversaries. palms in cluster, knots of paradise. as they sat together in small, separate knots, they discussed doctrinal and metaphysical points of belief. w. scott.
6. a portion of a branch of a tree that forms a mass of woody fiber running at an angle with the grain of the main stock and making a hard place in the timber. a loose knot is generally the remains of a dead branch of a tree covered by later woody growth.
7. a knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance. with lips serenely placid, felt the knot climb in her throat.
8. a protuberant joint in a plant.
9. the point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter. [obs.] i shoulde to the knotte condescend, and maken of her walking soon an end.
10. (mech.) see node.
11. (naut.) (a) a division of the log line, serving to measure the rate of the vessel's motion. each knot on the line bears the same proportion to a mile that thirty seconds do to an hour. the number of knots which run off from the reel in half a minute, therefore, shows the number of miles the vessel sails in an hour. hence: (b) a nautical mile, or 6080.27 feet; as, when a ship goes eight miles an hour, her speed is said to be eight knots.
12. a kind of epaulet. see shoulder knot.
13. (zo?l.) a sandpiper (tringa canutus), found in the northern parts of all the continents, in summer. it is grayish or ashy above, with the rump and upper tail coverts white, barred with dusky. the lower parts are pale brown, with the flanks and under tail coverts white. when fat it is prized by epicures. called also dunne.
note: the name is said to be derived from king canute, this bird being a favorite article of food with him. the knot that called was canutus' bird of old, of that great king of danes his name that still doth hold, his appetite to please that far and near was sought.
knot
\knot\, v. i. 1. to form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled. cut hay when it begins to knot.
2. to knit knots for fringe or trimming.
3. to copulate; -- said of toads. [r.]
knot
\knot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. knotted; p. pr. & vb. n. knotting.] 1. to tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle. "knotted curls." as tight as i could knot the noose.
2. to unite closely
The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Get married.
Origin
Bed frames used to be sprung with rope. To make a marriage bed you needed to 'tie the knot'.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
snaidhm f.
double knot: glas-shnaidhm
v., t., snaidhm; cuir snaidhm ar
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Achlwm = v. to knot, to tie
Clofen = n. a knot, or point of ramnification in trees
Clwn = n. a knot, a tie
Clymu = v. to knot, to tie
Cwgyn = n. a knot; a knuckle
Cwlwm = n. a knot, a tie
Darglymu = v. to knot
Llwmglwm = n. a hard knot
Pen-glwm = n. knot at the end
Penclwm = n. knot at the end
Trawsglwm = n. a cross knot
Ysglyn = n. a knob, a knot
Shakespeare Words
a figure in garden beds
Anagram
  tonk
Australian Slang
an angry way of saying "go now"
become agitated, flustered, bothered (about something)
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
the head
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"
(hypernym) bunch, clump, cluster, clustering
2. any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
(hypernym) fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
(hyponym) barrel knot, blood knot
3. a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
(hypernym) wood
(part-holonym) board, plank
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"
(synonym) gnarl
(hypernym) distorted shape, distortion
(derivation) ravel, tangle
5. a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters
(synonym) nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, international nautical mile, air mile
(hypernym) nautical linear unit
6. soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
(synonym) slub, burl
(hypernym) roughness
7. a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
(synonym) grayback, Calidris canutus
(hypernym) sandpiper
(member-holonym) Calidris, genus Calidris

Verb
1. make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted der fingers"
(hypernym) create from raw material, create from raw stuff
(hyponym) macrame
(derivation) gnarl
2. tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces"
(hypernym) tie, bind
3. tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"
(synonym) ravel, tangle
(antonym) unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick
(hypernym) intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace
(derivation) gnarl
Knot Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
The unit of speed equivalent to one nautical mile, or 6,080.20 feet per hour or 1.85 kilometers per hour. (TNDOT1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
2K Group Shipping, Trade, Insurance Dictionary
Unit of speed in navigation which is the rate of nautical mile (6,080 feet or 1,852 meters) per hour.
Shipping Glossary
A unit of speed. The term "knot" means velocity in nautical miles per hour whether of a vessel or current. One nautical mile is roughly equivalent to 1.15 statute miles or 1.85 kilometers.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
a unit of speed equal to 1 nautical mile, or 6,020.20 feet, per hour. It is also equal to about I'A statute miles per hour.
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
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Exchange: Nasdaq
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Knot Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
A nautical unit of speed equal to the velocity at which one nautical mile is traveled in one hour. Used primarily by marine interests and in weather observations. A knot is equivalent to 1.151 statute miles per hour or 1.852 kilometers per hour.
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
One nautical mile per hour, which is about 1.15 stature miles per hour.
Knot Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
KNOT (1450 AM) and FM translator K265CI (100.9) are commercial radio stations in Prescott, Arizona, simulcasting to the Flagstaff-Prescott, Arizona, area. In August 2011, the stations dropped classic country and switched to a 1960s oldies format. Bo Woods, who worked at Los Angeles oldies station KRTH, 2002-06, is the program director and morning disc jockey.

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  2. Manrope knot
  3. Granny knot
  4. Wall and crown knot 
  5. Matthew Walker's knot
  6. Shroud knot
  7. Turk's head knot
  8. Overhand knot, Figure-of-eight knot
  9. Reef knot, Square knot
  10. Two half-hitches
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Knot Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
A measurement of speed equal to one nautical mile (6,076 feet) per hour
Nautical Know How Glossary of Boating Terms
A fastening made by interweaving rope to form a stopper, to enclose or bind an object, to form a loop or a noose, to tie a small rope to an object, or to tie the ends of two small ropes together.
A measure of speed equal to one nautical mile (6076 feet) per hour.
Nautical Nomenclature
a unit of speed, one knot = 6,076 feet per hour
Knot Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
a grape; a knot
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Knot Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
Both 'A' hands go through hand-over-hand motions of tying and untying a knot.