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Synonyms for knot
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knot(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    international nautical mile, nautical mile, mile, slub, air mile, grayback, gnarl, naut mi, greyback, burl, mi

    Antonyms:
    unknot, unpick, unravel, untangle, unscramble

  2. knot(noun)

    any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

    Synonyms:
    international nautical mile, nautical mile, mile, slub, air mile, grayback, gnarl, naut mi, greyback, burl, mi

    Antonyms:
    unravel, unscramble, unknot, unpick, untangle

  3. knot(noun)

    a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged

    "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"

    Synonyms:
    international nautical mile, nautical mile, mile, slub, air mile, grayback, gnarl, naut mi, greyback, burl, mi

    Antonyms:
    unscramble, unravel, unknot, untangle, unpick

  4. knot, gnarl(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    international nautical mile, nautical mile, mile, slub, air mile, grayback, gnarl, naut mi, greyback, burl, mi

    Antonyms:
    unravel, unscramble, unknot, untangle, unpick

  5. nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, knot, international nautical mile, air mile(noun)

    a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude

    Synonyms:
    burl, air mile, slub, land mile, sea mile, stat mi, international nautical mile, geographical mile, mile, grayback, mil, mi, myocardial infarction, greyback, international mile, statute mile, nautical mile, naut mi, gnarl, myocardial infarct

    Antonyms:
    unravel, untangle, unknot, unscramble, unpick

  6. slub, knot, burl(noun)

    soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design

    Synonyms:
    international nautical mile, nautical mile, mile, slub, air mile, grayback, gnarl, naut mi, greyback, burl, mi

    Antonyms:
    unknot, unscramble, untangle, unravel, unpick

  7. knot, greyback, grayback, Calidris canutus(verb)

    a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere

    Synonyms:
    international nautical mile, nautical mile, mile, slub, air mile, grayback, gnarl, naut mi, greyback, burl, mi

    Antonyms:
    unscramble, unknot, untangle, unpick, unravel

  8. knot(verb)

    make into knots; make knots out of

    "She knotted her fingers"

    Synonyms:
    tangle, ravel

    Antonyms:
    unpick, unravel, unknot, untangle, unscramble

  9. knot(verb)

    tie or fasten into a knot

    "knot the shoelaces"

    Synonyms:
    tangle, ravel

    Antonyms:
    unknot, unpick, unravel, untangle, unscramble

  10. ravel, tangle, knot(verb)

    tangle or complicate

    "a ravelled story"

    Synonyms:
    entangle, sweep, drag, dishevel, embroil, sweep up, ravel, tangle, unravel, ravel out, mat, drag in, snarl, tousle

    Antonyms:
    unpick, unscramble, unknot, untangle, unravel

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. knot

    Synonyms:
    tie, bond, intricacy, difficulty, perplexity, cluster, collection, band, group, protuberance, joint

    Antonyms:
    loosening, unfastening, dissolution, solution, explication, unravelling, dispersion, multitude, crowd, indentation, evenness, smoothness, cavity

Editors Contribution

  1. tye

    common misspelling of the word tie

    you will tye that into a knot

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. knot(n.)

    Synonyms:
    entanglement, complication

  2. knot(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tie, connection, bond of union

  3. knot(n.)

    Synonyms:
    joint, node, knag

  4. knot(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tuft, bunch

  5. knot(n.)

    Synonyms:
    group, band, clique, gang, crew, squad, cluster, set, pack

  6. knot(n.)

    Synonyms:
    nautical mile

  7. knot(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    entangle, tie, complicate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    node, noose, crux, bow, gordian, nub, tie

How to pronounce knot?

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