from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A loop formed in a rope by means of a slipknot so that it binds tighter as the rope is pulled. Also called running noose.
- n. A snare or trap.
- transitive v. To capture or hold by or as if by a noose.
- transitive v. To make a noose of or in.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An adjustable loop of rope, e.g. the one placed around the neck in hangings, or the one at the end of a lasso.
- v. To tie or catch in a noose; to entrap or ensnare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A running knot, or loop, which binds the closer the more it is drawn.
- transitive v. To tie in a noose; to catch in a noose; to entrap; to insnare.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A running knot or slip-knot. See slip-knot.
- n. A loop formed by or fastened with a running knot or slip-knot, as that in a hangman's halter, or in a lasso; hence, a snare; a gin.
- To knot; entangle in or as in a knot.
- To catch or insnare by or as by a noose.
- To furnish with a noose or running knot.
- To decorate with something resembling a noose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
- v. make a noose in or of
- v. secure with a noose
- n. a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
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There are still, of course, sectors of American society where the crude racism of the epithet and the noose is casually accepted.
CBS report that: A Halloween decoration showing a mannequin dressed as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose from the roof of a West Hollywood home is drawing giggles from some passers-by and gasps of outrage from others.
A noose is hastily slung over a rafter and after George does a short dance on it, he is convinced to donate his help and ends up beating everybody to the Indian camp.
The noose is seen as a symbol of lynching, the practice of white mobs executing blacks, sometimes under the eyes of passive law-enforcement officials.
"The noose is seen as a symbol of lynching, the practice of white mobs executing blacks" and worse