knot

Part of speech: noun

KNOTTINESS.

Part of speech: verb

To tie in a knot; form knots or joints, as in plants; gather in a knot.

Part of speech: noun

A fastening of a rope, cord, or the like, by intertwining. See illus. on preceding page.

Part of speech: noun

An ornamental bow.

Part of speech: noun

A gnarled portion of a tree - trunk, where a branch has grown out; a joint in a stem, as of grass.

Part of speech: noun

A nautical mile.

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Usage examples "knot":

  1. " Tie me a lover's knot," suggested the lady, in a whisper. - "Love Me Little, Love Me Long", Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English.
  2. Some day, Dick, I'll lose my temper, tie Penfield in a hard knot and throw him into the river! - "Empire Builders", Francis Lynde.
  3. One or two there present, who had perhaps peculiarly royal instincts, had crept up towards him so as to make him the centre of a little knot, but, otherwise, conversation went on much as it had done before the unfortunate arrival of Phineas. - "Phineas Redux", Anthony Trollope.