What is another word for knot?

Synonyms for knot

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term knot.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knot, greyback, grayback, Calidris canutus(noun)

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

    power, world-beater, mogul, male monarch, big businessman, magnate, top executive, business leader, tycoon, baron

  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

  3. slub, knot, burl(noun)

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

    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

    offense, criminal prosecution, prosecution, offence

  4. 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"

    genus Atropa

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

    snatch, pool, puss, kitten, kitty-cat, jackpot, kitty, pussy, twat, slit, pot, cunt, pussycat

  7. knot(noun)

    (of ships and wind) a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour

    genus Radyera

  8. knot(verb)

    tie or fasten into a knot

    "knot the shoelaces"

    science fiction

  9. ravel, tangle, knot(verb)

    tangle or complicate

    "a ravelled story"

    penitence, penance, self-mortification, repentance, self-abasement

  10. knot(verb)

    make into knots; make knots out of

    "She knotted her fingers"

    settle, descend, shape, make up, patch up, nail down, sink, find, square, settle down, go down, square off, subside, regulate, root, determine, see, find out, steady down, go under, specify, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, watch, define, get back, adjudicate, conciliate, even up, make up one's mind, decide, square up, set, resolve, locate, influence, limit, ascertain, learn, finalize, fix, jog, take root, mold, check

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.)

    entanglement, complication

  2. knot(n.)

    tie, connection, bond of union

  3. knot(n.)

    joint, node, knag

  4. knot(n.)

    tuft, bunch

  5. knot(n.)

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

  6. knot(n.)

    nautical mile

  7. knot(v. a.)

    entangle, tie, complicate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. knot(n)

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

  2. knot(v)

    entangle, tie, snarl

    disentangle, unravel, untie

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "knot":

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

How to pronounce knot?

US English

How to say knot in sign language?

How to use knot in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The moment the bride and groom tie the nuptial knot, that couple is brought into the boxing ring to fling & fight and subsequently those very marriage guests and outsiders become the spectators to clap and cheer with their every knock on each other.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Getting married is also called tying the knot but wondering why it looks like a noose around the neck of the man only.

  3. Alexis Tsipras:

    At some point, we have to decide to cut the Gordian Knot, take collective action, and ignore the political consequences.

  4. Megan Greene:

    Syriza and its creditors are stuck in a Gordian Knot, and both sides will need to cave on something. Neither Greece Greece nor Greece Greece creditors want Greece Greece to default or exit the eurozone, so a compromise will probably be found.

  5. Liza Morales:

    Keeping Up With the Kardashians. i don't think I'll forget the tight knot I felt in the pit of my stomach the morning I received the text message with three simple words on the screen. It read 'I'm getting married' and it was from the man I'd spent more than 10 years of my life with.

Images & Illustrations of knot

  1. knot

Translations for knot

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for knot »


Find a translation for the knot synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these knot synonyms with the community:



    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


    "knot." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 13 Jun 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/knot>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for knot?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    What is the antonym of Round?
    • A. Square
    • B. Small
    • C. Big
    • D. Circle

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for knot: