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Definition 1: a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for knot in the sense of this definition

(knot is a kind of ...) any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers

(... is a member of knot) a genus of Scolopacidae

Definition 2: any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object - [noun denoting artifact]

(knot is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot used for tying fishing leaders together; the ends of the two leaders are wrapped around each other two or three times

(... is a kind of knot ) a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love

(... is a kind of knot ) a simple small knot (often used as part of other knots)

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot in the rope used to drag a gun carriage

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot for shortening a line

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made

(... is a kind of knot ) a double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cords

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot that prevents a rope from passing through a hole

(... is a kind of knot ) any of several knots used in tying stitches or ligatures

(... is a kind of knot ) any of various knots used to make a fixed loop in a rope

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot uniting the ends of two lines

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot used to connect the ends of two large ropes or hawsers

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot having the shape of the numeral 8; tied in a rope that has been passed through a hole or pulley and that prevents the rope from coming loose

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot for tying a line to a spar or ring

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot for tying the ends of two lines together

(... is a kind of knot ) an intricate knot tied by Gordius, the king of Phrygia, and cut by the sword of Alexander the Great after he heard that whoever undid it would become ruler of Asia

(... is a kind of knot ) a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object; usually tied double

(... is a kind of knot ) an ornamental knot that resembles a small turban

Definition 3: soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for knot in the sense of this definition

(knot is a kind of ...) a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven

Definition 4: a tight cluster of people or things - [noun denoting group]

Samples where knot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a small knot of women listened to his sermon
  • the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest

(knot is a kind of ...) a grouping of a number of similar things

"a bunch of trees" "a cluster of admirers"

Definition 5: something twisted and tight and swollen - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where knot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their muscles stood out in knots
  • the old man's fists were two great gnarls
  • his stomach was in knots

Synonyms for knot in the sense of this definition

(knot is a kind of ...) a shape resulting from distortion

Definition 6: a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where knot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the saw buckled when it hit a knot

(knot is a kind of ...) the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

(... is part of knot) a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

Definition 7: (of ships and wind) a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour - [noun denoting time]

(knot is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

Definition 8: tie or fasten into a knot - [verb of contact]

Samples where knot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • knot the shoelaces

(knot is a kind of ...) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

Definition 9: tangle or complicate - [verb of contact]

Samples where knot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ravelled story

Synonyms for knot in the sense of this definition

(knot is a kind of ...) spin, wind, or twist together

"intertwine the ribbons" "Twine the threads into a rope" "intertwined hearts"

Definition 10: make into knots; make knots out of - [verb of creation]

Samples where knot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She knotted her fingers

(knot is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(... is a kind of knot ) make knotted patterns

"macrame a plant holder"

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