Complete Definition of "knot"

Image:Alpine Butterfly Bend Final.jpg|thumb|right|A knot.
English
wikipedia

Pronunciation
enPR|nŏt, IPA|/nɒt/, SAMPA|/nQt/
audio|en-us-knot.ogg|Audio (US)

Homophones
not
naught (some dialects)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A looping of a piece of string or of any other long, flexible material that cannot be untangled without passing one or both ends of the material through its loops.

#:When climbing, it is important to make sure that your knots are both secure and of types that will not weaken the rope.

  1. (of hair, etc) A tangled clump.

#:The young mother was brushing knots from her protesting child's hair.

  1. A maze-like pattern.
  2. mathematics A closed curve that is an abstraction of a knot (in sense 1 above).
  3. A difficult situation.

#:I got into a knot when I inadvertently insulted the policeman.

  1. A unit of speed, equal to one nautical mile per hour.

#:Cedric claimed his beat-up old yacht could make 20 knots, if he would just make a few repairs, but we figured he was pulling our leg.

  1. Either of two species of small wading birds, the red knot (Calidris canutus) and the great knot (Calidris tenuirostris).
  2. The whorl left in lumber by the base of a branch growing out of the tree's trunk.

#: When preparing to tell stories at a campfire, I like to set aside a pile of pine logs with lots of knots, since they burn brighter and make dramatic pops and cracks.

  1. Local swelling in a tissue area, especially skin, often due to injury.

#:Jeremy had a knot on his head where he had bumped it on the bedframe.

  1. nautical One nautical mile per hour.

Related terms
top2
get knotted
Gordian knot
granny knot
knot theory
knotty
mid2
reef knot
slipknot
unknot
Windsor knot
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Translations
trans-top|looping
Czech: uzel m
Danish: knude c
Finnish: solmu
German: Knoten m
Italian: nodo m
Japanese: 結び目 (musubime)
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|گرێ
Polish: węzeł m
Portuguese: nó m
Russian: узел (úz'el) m, клубок (klubók) m
Slovene: vozel m
Swedish: knop c, knut c, stek c
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trans-top|tangled clump
Danish: knude c
Finnish: takku, solmu
German: Knoten m
Italian: nodo m
Norwegian: knute
trans-mid
Portuguese: nó m
Russian: клубок (klubók) m, колтун (koltún) m of hair or fur on the living creature or person

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trans-top|maze-like pattern
trans-mid
Russian: узел (úz'el) m, завиток (zavitók) m
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trans-top|mathematics closed curve
Danish: knude c
German: Knoten m
trans-mid
Russian: узел (úz'el) m
Slovene: vozel m
Swedish: knut c
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trans-top|difficult situation
Danish: hårdknude c
Finnish: vaikeus, ongelma, pulma, solmu
Italian: nodo m
trans-mid
Portuguese: nó m
Norwegian: trøbbel
Swedish: knipa c
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trans-top|nautical unit of speed
Danish: knob c
Finnish: solmu
German: Knoten m
Italian: nodo m
Japanese: ノット (notto)
trans-mid
Norwegian: knop
Portuguese: nó m
Russian: узел (úz'el) m
Slovene: vozel m
Swedish: knop c
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trans-top|variety of wading bird
Finnish: isosirri (red knot)
Italian: piovanello maggiore (red knot) m
trans-mid
Spanish: correlimos m, playero m
Swedish: snäppa (generic), kustsnäppa (red knot), kolymasnäppa (great knot)
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trans-top|whorl in wood left by branch
Danish: knast c
Finnish: oksa, oksankohta
Italian: nodo m
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|گرێ
Russian: сучок (sučók) m
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trans-top|firm swollen tissue caused by injury
Finnish: kuhmu, patti
Norwegian: kul
Portuguese: nó m, galo m
trans-mid
Russian: шишка (šíška) m
Swedish: bula c, svullnad c
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checktrans
trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Arabic: (1) ARchar|عقدة
ttbc|CJKV Characters: 結, 结 (1)
ttbc|Chinese: 結, 结 (jiē) (1)
ttbc|Dutch: knoop m (1,2,6)
ttbc|French: nœud m (1)
ttbc|Ido: nodo
ttbc|Italian: nodo m (1)
ttbc|Korean: 매듭 (maedeup) (1)
ttbc|Norwegian: knop c (1)
ttbc|Slovak: uzol (1,6)
ttbc|Spanish: nudo m (1)
ttbc|Swedish: knut (1,2,4)
ttbc|Telugu: ముడి (muDi) (1), చిక్కు (chikku) (2,3), చిక్కు ముడి (chikku muDi) (5)
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Verb
en-verb|knot|t|ing

  1. To form into a knot.

#: She knotted the ends of the rope to keep it from unravelling.

  1. To form wrinkles in the forehead, as a sign of concentration, concern, surprise, etc.

#: She knotted her brow in concentration as she attempted to unravel the tangled strands.

Synonyms
(form into a knot): bind, tie
(form wrinkles in forehead): knit

Antonyms
(form into a knot): loosen, unbind, unknot, untie

Translations
trans-top|form into a knot
Dutch: knopen, dichtknopen
French: nouer
Finnish: solmia
Italian: annodare
Kurdish: KUchar|گرێدان
trans-mid
Norwegian: knute
Russian: завязывать/завязать узел|узлом (zav'ázyvat'/zav'azát' uzlom)
Slovak: zauzliť
Slovene: vozlati, zavozlati
Swedish: knyta
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trans-top|form wrinkles in forehead
Finnish: rypistää (otsa|otsaa)
Italian: corrugare
trans-mid
Norwegian: rynke rynker bekymringsrynker
Swedish: rynka
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See also
top2
braid
bruise
hickey
knit
loop
mid2
plait
tangle
tie
weave

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:Birds
Category:Units of measure


Polish

Pronunciation
IPA|/knɔt/

Noun
knot m (plural knoty)

  1. wick (of a candle)

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