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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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. knot(n)

    Synonyms:
    entanglement, snarl, intricacy, complication, cluster, group, band, bevy, gang, company, joint, node, knag, burl, gnarl, knob, nodule, nodosity, tuft, bunch

  2. knot(v)

    Synonyms:
    entangle, tie, snarl

    Antonyms:
    disentangle, unravel, untie

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "knot":

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

How to pronounce knot?

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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say knot in sign language?

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How to use knot in a sentence?

  1. Oprah Winfrey:

    He and I agree that had we tied the marital knot, we would not still be together.

  2. Liza Morales:

    Years that included us getting engaged in 2000 and becoming parents to one daughter and two sons, yet not long after our separation, Lamar Odom was getting married to Khloe Kardashian, a woman he'd met four weeks before. How could the man who'd constantly given me reason after reason for why we couldn't get married just yet now be ready to tie the knot so quickly?

  3. Jay Bolden:

    That was the tipping point, if it got really serious, and they said nobody could touch the horseshoe crabs because they have to rebuild the red knot population, that was going to be significant.

  4. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

  5. Winston Churchill:

    When you get to the end of your rope tie a knot and hang on.

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