from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small decorative knob or boss.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A knob, usually ornamental
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A knob; a bud; a bunch; a button.
- n. Any boldly projecting sculptured ornament; esp., the ornamental termination of a pinnacle, and then synonymous with finial; -- called also knob, and knosp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small rounded projection; a stud; a button; a knob.
- n. A bud.
- n. Eccles., a bulb on the stem of a chalice for convenience in holding it. It is found in some of the earliest known chalices.
- n. In architecture, same as knob.
- n. A large tub. [Prov. Eng.]
- To adorn with buttons, knobs, or projections of any sort.
- n. A loop or tuft in two- (or more) ply yarn produced in doubling for ornamental purposes.
Middle English knopp, knoppe, from Old English cnop.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English cnoppa (Wiktionary)