Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small rounded hill or mound; a hillock.
  • intransitive verb To ring mournfully; knell.
  • intransitive verb To ring or sound (a bell, for example) mournfully; knell.
  • noun A knell.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The ringing of a bell: as, the curfew knoll.
  • To ring, as a bell; especially, to ring slowly, for or as for a funeral; toll; knell.
  • To ring or sound a knell for; warn or draw by the sound of a bell.
  • To sound, as a bell; ring.
  • noun The top or crown of a hill; more generally, a small, gently rounded hill or mount.
  • noun A turnip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To sound, as a bell; to knell.
  • noun A little round hill; a mound; a small elevation of earth; the top or crown of a hill.
  • noun rare The tolling of a bell; a knell.
  • transitive verb To ring, as a bell; to strike a knell upon; to toll; to proclaim, or summon, by ringing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small mound or rounded hill.
  • noun A knell.
  • verb To ring (a bell) mournfully: to knell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small natural hill

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English knol, from Old English cnoll.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English knollen, probably alteration of knellen, to knell; see knell.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English cnoll ("summit"). Related to Old Norse knollr (found only in names of places), Dutch knol ("tuber"), Swedish knöl ("tuber"), Danish knold ("hillock, clod, tuber") and German Knolle ("bulb")

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Imitative, or variant of knell.

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