American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rounded protuberance.
- n. A rounded handle, as on a drawer or door.
- n. A rounded control switch or dial.
- n. A prominent rounded hill or mountain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rounded projection; a protuberance; a bunch; a knop.
- n. A fleshy protuberance; a pimple.
- n. A rounded projection forming the termination of something, as of a staff: specifically, the more or less ballshaped part of the handle for a door, drawer, or the like.
- n. A prominent isolated hill; a hill generally: same as mound in Wisconsin and Iowa, and butte in the Cordilleran region. [Southern and western U. S.]
- n. In entomology, a dilated outer portion of a part. Specifically — An expanded apical portion of an insect's antenna, as in a butterfly. In Diptera, the capitulum or outer portion of the halter or balancer. The distended outer portion of a fly's proboscis.
- n. In a cannon, the spherical part at the rear end of the piece, forming the opposite extremity to the muzzle: it is a part of the cascabel. In ships' guns a breeching-loop takes the place of the knob.
- n. In architecture, specifically, a bunch of leaves, flowers, or similar ornaments, as the boss at the intersection of ribs, the end of a label or other molding, or a bunch of foliage in a capital. In this sense also called knop and knot. See cut under boss.
- n. Same as knobstick.
- n. The rudiment of a deer's antler. Compare knobber.
- To grow into knobs; bunch.
- To produce a knob or knobs upon.
- To free from knobs, as stone in the quarry, in rough-dressing it.
- n. A small flock, less than 30, of ducks: an English sporting-term.
- n. A rounded protuberance, handle, or control switch.
- n. geography A prominent rounded hill.
- n. A rounded ornament on the hilt of an edged weapon; a pommel.
- n. A prominent, rounded bump along a mountain ridge.
- n. UK, New Zealand, slang A penis.
- n. slang, pejorative A contemptible person.
- n. cooking A dollop, an amount just larger than a spoonful (usually referring to butter)
- v. UK, slang, vulgar, of a man To have sex with.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump.
- n. A knoblike ornament or handle.
- n. United States A rounded hill or mountain.
- n. (Arch.) See Knop.
- v. obsolete To grow into knobs or bunches; to become knobbed.
- n. a round handle
- n. an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger
- n. a circular rounded projection or protuberance
- n. any thickened enlargement
- From Middle English knobbe, from Middle Low German knobbe, knoppe ("a knot in wood"), from Proto-Germanic *knuppô (“lump, clod”), from Proto-Indo-European *gneub-, *gneup- (“to press, crush”). Cognate with Dutch knop ("button, knob"), German Knopf ("button, knob"), Swedish knopp ("knob"), Old English cnoppa ("knob"). See also knop. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English knobbe, from Middle Low German, knot in wood. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“While the knurled knob is pressing against the pane in two locations, it's not yet clear whether the glass has suffered any measurable damage.”
“Turn the lower-right knob so that the flat side of the knob is facing Northwest”
“Turn the lower-left knob so that the flat side of the knob is facing Northeast”
“Turn the upper-right knob so that the flat side of the knob is facing Southwest”
“Turn the upper-left knob so that the flat side of the knob is facing Southeast”
“I was so careful, and yet I managed to break off the main knob, the circular thing in the image to the right.”
“Worst attribute - The magforce adjustment knob is small for someone with big hands but all in all an excellent product.”
“Most folks think you just mess around with the big knob on top. what you are really doing when you adjust the one eye piece and the top knob is making a pair of magnifying glasses specifically for your eye sight.”
“Close that drawer note bottom drawer has slot in knob with bobby pin pick the lock.”
“The oven heat control knob is calibrated in degrees Centigrade, but I also have a Fahrenheit thermometer hanging from one of the oven racks.”
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