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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of knot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of knots; having knots; knurled
  • adj. Interwoven; matted; entangled.
  • adj. Having intersecting lines or figures.
  • adj. Characterized by small, detached points, chiefly composed of mica, less decomposable than the mass of the rock, and forming knots in relief on the weathered surface.
  • adj. Entangled; puzzling; knotty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of knots; having knots; knotty.
  • Specifically — In botany, having a series of nodes, or nodelike swellings; jointed: said of stems, pods, etc.
  • In zoology, having one or more swellings; nodose
  • Having intersecting figures; having lines or walks intersecting one another, marked with interlacings.
  • In lithology, containing or characterized by knots.

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

  • adj. used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
  • adj. tied with a knot


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