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 object
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]
7 a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere [syn: grayback, Calidris canutus]
1 make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted der fingers"
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]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]knotted See knot
- To exhibit several overlapping knots; to be full of knots.
- He arrives at school every day with his shoestrings all knotted.
- To be composed of or decorated with knots.
- Her macrame basket hangers are so well knotted.
- To be or to become anxious; to experience doubt or fear; to empathize strongly.
- I get all knotted up when I see a traffic accident.''
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