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Dictionary definition for: Knot

1. (n) a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"

2. (v) make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted der fingers"

3. (n) any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

4. (v) tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces"

5. (n) a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"

6. (v) tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"

7. (n) 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"

8. (n) a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters

9. (n) soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design

10. (n) a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere

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