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knot

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Noun knot has 7 senses
  1. knot - a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"
    --1 is a kind of
    bunch, clump, cluster, clustering
  2. knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
    --2 is a kind of
    fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
    --2 has particulars:
     barrel knot, blood knot; bow, bowknot; carrick bend; clove hitch; figure eight, figure of eight; fisherman's bend; fisherman's knot, true lover's knot, truelove knot; Gordian knot; half hitch; hawser bend; hitch; loop knot; love knot, lover's knot; overhand knot; prolonge knot, sailor's breastplate; sheepshank; slipknot; square knot; stopper knot; surgeon's knot; Turk's head
    Derived form: verb knot2
  3. knot - a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
    --3 is a kind of
    wood
    --3 is a part of board, plank
  4. knot, gnarl - 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"
    --4 is a kind of distorted shape, distortion
    Derived forms: verb knot3, verb knot1
  5. nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, knot, international nautical mile, air mile - a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters
    --5 is a kind of nautical linear unit
  6. slub, knot, burl - soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
    --6 is a kind of roughness
  7. knot, grayback, Calidris canutus - a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
    --7 is a kind of sandpiper
    --7 is a member of Calidris, genus Calidris
Verb knot has 3 senses
  1. knot - make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted der fingers"
    --1 is one way to
    create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    Derived form: noun knot4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. knot - tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces"
    --2 is one way to
    tie, bind
    Derived form: noun knot2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. ravel, tangle, knot - tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"
    --3 is one way to intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace
    Antonyms: unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick
    Derived form: noun knot4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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