1. A tight cluster of people or things (synset 107976998)
    "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"; "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest"
  2. Any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object (synset 103632523)
  3. A hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged (synset 115127279)
    "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
  4. (of ships and wind) a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour (synset 115304617)
  5. Something twisted and tight and swollen (synset 113908529)
    "their muscles stood out in knots"; "the old man's fists were two great gnarls"; "his stomach was in knots"
  6. Soft lump or unevenness in a yarn;
    Either an imperfection or created by design (synset 104956082)
  7. A sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere (synset 102031554)
  1. Make into knots;
    Make knots out of (synset 201677627)
    "She knotted her fingers"
  2. Tie or fasten into a knot (synset 201302730)
    "knot the shoelaces"
  3. Tangle or complicate (synset 201523757)
    "a ravelled story"

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