Knot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Knotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Knotting.]
1. To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle. “Knotted curls.”
As tight as I could knot the noose. --Tennyson.
2. To unite closely; to knit together.
3. To entangle or perplex; to puzzle. [Obs. or R.]
1. Full of knots; having knots; knurled; as, a knotted cord; the knotted oak.
2. Interwoven; matted; entangled.
Make . . . thy knotted and combined locks to part. --Shak.
3. Having intersecting lines or figures.
The west corner of thy curious knotted garden. --Shak.
4. Geol. Characterized by small, detached points, chiefly composed of mica, less decomposable than the mass of the rock, and forming knots in relief on the weathered surface; as, knotted rocks.
5. Entangled; puzzling; knotty. [R.]
They're catched in knotted lawlike nets. --Hudibras.
n 1: a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women
listened to his sermon"
2: any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope
(or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another
3: a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a
branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
4: 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" [syn: gnarl]
5: a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the
distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852
meters [syn: nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, international
nautical mile, air mile]
6: soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or
created by design [syn: slub, burl]
7: a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the
southern hemisphere [syn: grayback, Calidris canutus]
v 1: make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted der
2: tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces"
3: tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story" [syn: ravel, tangle]
[ant: unravel, unravel]
[also: knotting, knotted]
adj 1: tied with a knot; "his carefully knotted necktie"
2: used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or
knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"
[syn: gnarled, gnarly, knotty, knobbed]
3: tangled in knots or snarls; "a mass of knotted string";
"snarled thread" [syn: snarled, snarly]