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Synonyms for knot
nɒtknot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knotnoun

    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. knotnoun

    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. knotnoun

    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, gnarlnoun

    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 milenoun

    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, burlnoun

    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 canutusverb

    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. knotverb

    make into knots; make knots out of

    "She knotted her fingers"

    Synonyms:
    tangle, ravel

    Antonyms:
    unpick, unravel, unknot, untangle, unscramble

  9. knotverb

    tie or fasten into a knot

    "knot the shoelaces"

    Synonyms:
    tangle, ravel

    Antonyms:
    unknot, unpick, unravel, untangle, unscramble

  10. ravel, tangle, knotverb

    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. knotnoun

    Synonyms:
    entanglement, complication

  2. knotnoun

    Synonyms:
    tie, connection, bond of union

  3. knotnoun

    Synonyms:
    joint, node, knag

  4. knotnoun

    Synonyms:
    tuft, bunch

  5. knotnoun

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

  6. knotnoun

    Synonyms:
    nautical mile

  7. knotverb

    Synonyms:
    entangle, tie, complicate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. knotnoun

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

  2. knotverb

    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

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How to use knot in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

  2. Winston Churchill:

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

  3. Chris Dougherty:

    When the Russians try to fix one problem they caused themselves, another problem arises, you're trying to create a thorny knot of dilemmas so every time they try to do something that makes their life better, it actually makes their life worse.

  4. Oprah Winfrey:

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

  5. Liza Morales:

    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.


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