Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun knot

7 senses of knot

Sense 1
knot -- (a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"; "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest")
       => bunch, clump, cluster, clustering -- (a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers")

Sense 2
knot -- (any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object)
       => fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing -- (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Sense 3
knot -- (a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot")
       => wood -- (the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees)

Sense 4
knot, gnarl -- (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")
       => distorted shape, distortion -- (a shape resulting from distortion)

Sense 5
nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, knot, international nautical mile, air mile -- (a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude)
       => nautical linear unit -- (a linear unit of distance used in navigation)

Sense 6
slub, knot, burl -- (soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design)
       => roughness, raggedness -- (a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven)

Sense 7
knot, greyback, grayback, Calidris canutus -- (a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere)
       => sandpiper -- (any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers)

Antonyms of verb knot

1 of 3 senses of knot

Sense 3
ravel, tangle, knot -- (tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story")
       Antonym of unknot (Sense 1)
      => unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick -- (become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; "unravel the thread")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb knot

3 senses of knot

Sense 1
knot -- (make into knots; make knots out of; "She knotted her fingers")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 2
knot -- (tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces")
       => tie, bind -- (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair")

Sense 3
ravel, tangle, knot -- (tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story")
       => intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace -- (spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts")

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