Definition of knot
- my stomach was all in knots
- a matter full of legal knots
- a knot in a gland
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
He knotted his tie so that both ends would be the same length.
the extension cords were hopelessly knotted together
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to tie a section of rope, string, fabric, etc., to itself or to something else so that a knot forms : to make a knot in (something); also : to connect (two or more parts or things) with a knot
: to develop a painful or uncomfortable feeling of tightness
: to make (the score of a game or contest) equal
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a blind with adjustable horizontal slats
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