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Another word for knot

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Noun
  1. That which unites or binds

      1. A contoured crossbar having two U-shaped attachments that fit around the necks of a team of oxen or other draft animals, with a central ring for hitching the team to a cart, plow, or other load.
      2. A pair of draft animals, such as oxen, joined by a yoke.
      3. A bar used with a double harness to connect the collar of each horse to the pole of a wagon or coach.
      1. A bar drawn over two or more algebraic terms to indicate that they are to be treated as a single term.
      2. A bandlike structure, such as a ligament.
      3. A bond or tie.
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. A means of connection; a link or tie:
      2. A connected series or group.
      3. The core or center:
      1. One of the rings or loops forming a chain.
      2. A unit in a connected series of units:
      3. A unit in a transportation or communications system.
      1. The act of tying or binding.
      2. A cord, wire, or bandage used for tying or binding.
      3. A thread, wire, or cord used in surgery to close vessels or tie off ducts.
      1. A sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ.
      2. A unifying or connecting tie or bond.
      1. Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
      2. Confinement in prison; captivity.
      3. A uniting force or tie; a link:
    See also:

    connect

  2. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit

      1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
      2. To put into a specified state:
      3. To cause to begin an action:
      1. A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement:
      2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
      3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
      1. A large extent, amount, or number:
      2. Used adverbially to mean “to a great degree or extent” or “frequently”:
      3. A number of associated people or things:
      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. The act or process of collecting.
      2. A group of objects or works to be seen, studied, or kept together.
      3. A line of products produced for one season, as those developed by a designer:
      1. To grasp and hold tightly:
      2. To seize; snatch:
      3. To attempt to grasp or seize:
      1. A group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together; a bunch:
      2. Two or more successive consonants in a word, as cl and st in the word cluster.
      3. A group of academic courses in a related area.
      1. A clustered mass; a lump:
      2. A thick grouping, as of trees or bushes.
      3. A heavy dull sound; a thud.
      1. A group of objects held together, as by tying or wrapping.
      2. Something wrapped or tied up for carrying; a package.
      3. A cluster or strand of closely bound muscle or nerve fibers.
      1. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
      2. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
      3. A group of people usually having a common interest or association:
      1. The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal.
      2. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
      3. A corpse or carcass.
      1. A group of birds, especially quail.
      2. A group or assemblage:
      1. An amount produced at one baking:
      2. A quantity required for or produced as the result of one operation:
      3. A group of persons or things:
      1. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
      2. A strip or stripe that contrasts with something else in color, texture, or material.
      3. A narrow strip of fabric used to trim, finish, or reinforce articles of clothing.
      1. To set out for display or use; place in an orderly arrangement:
      2. To dress, especially in fine clothes; adorn.
      3. An orderly, often imposing arrangement:
    See also:

    group

  3. Something that is intricately and often bewilderingly complex

      1. A woven fabric, especially one on a loom or just removed from it.
      2. The structural part of cloth.
      3. A latticed or woven structure:
      1. To mix together or intertwine in a confused mass; snarl:
      2. To catch or ensnare in an intertwined or confused mass:
      3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
      1. To growl viciously while baring the teeth.
      2. To speak angrily or threateningly.
      3. To utter with anger or hostility:
      1. A length of thread or yarn wound in a loose long coil.
      2. Something suggesting the coil of a skein; a complex tangle:
      3. A flock of geese or similar birds in flight.
      1. An area of low-lying, soggy ground.
      2. Something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms:
      1. Any of the open spaces in a net or network; an interstice.
      2. The cords, threads, or wires surrounding these spaces.
      3. An openwork fabric or structure; a net or network:
      1. An intricate, usually confusing network of interconnecting pathways, as in a garden; a labyrinth.
      2. A physical situation in which it is easy to get lost:
      3. A graphic puzzle, the solution of which is an uninterrupted path through an intricate pattern of line segments from a starting point to a goal.
      1. An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.
      2. The maze in which the Minotaur was confined.
      3. Something highly intricate or convoluted in character, composition, or construction:
      1. Land covered with a dense growth of tropical vegetation.
      2. A dense thicket or growth.
      3. A dense, confused mass; a jumble.
      1. The state of being entangled; intricate and confused involution.
      2. That which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
      3. Specifically, in fortification, an obstruction placed in front or on the flank of a fortification, to impede an enemy's approach.
      1. A game in which a string is looped on the fingers to form an intricate pattern between a player's hands that can be successively varied or transferred to another player's hands.
      2. An intricate pattern:
    See also:

    simple

  4. A part that protrudes or extends outward

    See also:

    convex

  5. An unevenness or elevation on a surface

    See also:

    convex

  6. A small raised area of skin resulting from a light blow or an insect sting, for example

      1. The state of being swollen.
      2. Something swollen, especially an abnormally swollen body part or area.
      1. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
      2. A small cube of sugar.
      3. A swelling or small palpable mass.
      1. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
      2. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
      3. A group of people usually having a common interest or association:
      1. To strike or collide with:
      2. To cause to knock against an obstacle:
      3. To knock to a new position; shift:
    See also:

    convex

Verb
  1. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope

      1. A temporary immobilization, as of traffic, work, or mechanical operation.
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
      1. To attach firmly to something else, as by pinning or nailing.
      2. To make fast or secure:
      3. To close or connect securely, as with a lock or other device:
      1. To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.
      2. To hold or restrain by tying with rope or bonds:
      3. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:

Another word for knot

Noun
  1. An arrangement of strands

      1. The front section of a ship or boat.
      2. Either of the sides of this front section:
      3. The oar or the person wielding the oar closest to the bow in a racing shell.
      1. Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
      2. Confinement in prison; captivity.
      3. A uniting force or tie; a link:
      1. The act of tying or binding.
      2. A cord, wire, or bandage used for tying or binding.
      3. A thread, wire, or cord used in surgery to close vessels or tie off ducts.
      1. To join (two pieces of film, for example) at the ends.
      2. To join (ropes, for example) by interweaving strands.
      3. To join (pieces of wood) by overlapping and binding at the ends.
      1. To fasten, connect, or attach:
      2. To move or raise by pulling or jerking:
      3. To get (a ride) by hitchhiking:
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
  2. A hard or twisted portion

      1. A form that coils or spirals; a curl or swirl:
      2. An arrangement of three or more leaves, petals, or other organs arising from a single node.
      3. A single turn or volution of a spiral shell.
      1. To rotate rapidly about a center or an axis; spin.
      2. To move while rotating or turning about:
      3. To turn rapidly, changing direction; wheel:
      1. To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin:
      2. To twist or wind around:
      3. To move or spin around rapidly, suddenly, or repeatedly:
      1. To wind together (two or more threads, for example) so as to produce a single strand.
      2. To form in this manner:
      3. To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
      1. The state of being entangled; intricate and confused involution.
      2. That which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
      3. Specifically, in fortification, an obstruction placed in front or on the flank of a fortification, to impede an enemy's approach.
      1. The state of being perplexed or puzzled.
      2. The state of being intricate or complicated:
      3. Something that perplexes:
      1. A three-dimensional curve that lies on a cylinder or cone, so that its angle to a plane perpendicular to the axis is constant.
      2. A spiral form or structure.
      3. The folded rim of skin and cartilage around most of the outer ear.
      1. A cylindrical rod incised with one or more helical or advancing spiral threads, as a lead screw or worm screw.
      2. The tapped collar or socket that receives this rod.
      3. A tapered and pointed wood screw.
      1. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
      2. To alter from a normal, proper, or healthy state; twist or pervert:
      3. To arrange strands of yarn or thread lengthwise onto (a loom) in preparation for weaving.
      1. A curve on a plane that winds around a fixed center point at a continuously increasing or decreasing distance from the point.
      2. A three-dimensional curve that turns around an axis at a constant or continuously varying distance while moving parallel to the axis; a helix.
      3. Something having the form of such a curve:
      1. A series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding:
      2. An individual spiral or ring within such a series.
      3. A spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes, as in a radiator.
      1. a contorting or being contorted, esp. of the face or body
      2. a contorted condition or position
      1. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
      2. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
      3. A group of people usually having a common interest or association:
      1. A dead or partly dead tree that is still standing.
      2. A tree or a part of a tree that is sunken in or protrudes above a body of water and is a danger to navigation.
      3. A snaggletooth.
      1. To mix together or intertwine in a confused mass; snarl:
      2. To catch or ensnare in an intertwined or confused mass:
      3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
      1. To growl viciously while baring the teeth.
      2. To speak angrily or threateningly.
      3. To utter with anger or hostility:
  3. A group

Verb
      1. To growl viciously while baring the teeth.
      2. To speak angrily or threateningly.
      3. To utter with anger or hostility:
      1. To fasten, connect, or attach:
      2. To move or raise by pulling or jerking:
      3. To get (a ride) by hitchhiking:
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.
      2. To hold or restrain by tying with rope or bonds:
      3. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:

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