1) any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object. 2) imbedded remnant of a branch in a tree or cut timber. often harder than surrounding wood.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
knot (noun)
a) an interlacement of the parts of one or more flexible bodies forming a lump or knob (as for fastening or tying together)
b) the lump or knob so formed
c) a tight constriction or the sense of constriction - my stomach was all in knots
something hard to solve - problem a matter full of legal knots
a bond of union , especially the marriage bond
a) a protuberant lump or swelling in tissue - a knot in a gland
b) the base of a woody branch enclosed in the stem from which it arises , also its section in lumber
a cluster of persons or things - group
an ornamental bow of ribbon - cockade
a) a division of the log's line serving to measure a ship's speed
b) (1) one nautical mile per hour
(2) one nautical mile - not used technically
a closed curve in three-dimensional space
knot (verb)
transitive verb
to tie in or with a knot form in - knots
to unite closely or intricately - entangle
intransitive verb
- tie knotted the score to form knots
knot (noun)
either of two sandpipers ( and ) that breed in the Arctic and winter in temperate or warm parts of the New and Old World - Calidris canutus C. tenuirostris
knot (Wikipedia)
For speeds, see Knot (unit). For the mathematical object, see Knot (mathematics). For other uses, see Knot (disambiguation).

A knot is a method of fastening or securing linear material such as rope by tying or interweaving. It may consist of a length of one or several segments of rope, string, webbing, twine, strap, or even chain interwoven such that the line can bind to itself or to some other object (the "load"). Knots have been the subject of interest for their ancient origins, their common uses, and the area of mathematics known as knot theory.

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