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knots

noun , plural of knot

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1 a number of things considered as a unit
  • from the summit we could see knots of houses up and down the river valley
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2 a small rounded mass of swollen tissue
  • felt a small knot on the back of his head
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3 a uniting or binding force or influence
  • their business partnership is strengthened by the knot of personal friendship
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5 something that requires thought and skill for resolution
  • the situation involved so many legal knots that we decided to get a lawyer
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