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Mph

The ratio of the distance traveled (in miles) to the time spent traveling (in hours)

Knot

A knot is an intentional complication in cordage which may be practical or decorative, or both. Practical knots are classified by function, including hitches, bends, loop knots, and splices: a hitch fastens a rope to another object; a bend fastens two ends of a rope to each another; a loop knot is any knot creating a loop; and splice denotes any multi-strand knot, including bends and loops.

Mph

A speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travel

Knot

A fastening made by looping a piece of string, rope, or something similar on itself and tightening it
A complicated knot of racial politics and pride
Tie a knot at the end of the cord

Knot

A tangled mass in something such as hair or wool.

Knot

A knob, protuberance, or node in a stem, branch, or root.
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Knot

An unpleasant feeling of tightness or tension in a part of the body
Her stomach was in knots as she unlocked the door

Knot

A small tightly packed group of people
A knot of spectators was gathering

Knot

A unit of speed equivalent to one nautical mile per hour, used especially of ships, aircraft, or winds.

Knot

A small, relatively short-billed sandpiper, with a reddish-brown or blackish breast in the breeding season.

Knot

Fasten with a knot
A knotted rope
The scarves were knotted loosely around their throats

Knot

Make (something, especially hair) tangled
The shampoo knotted my hair terribly
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Knot

Cause (a muscle) to become tense and hard.

Knot

A compact intersection of interlaced material, such as cord, ribbon, or rope.

Knot

A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way.

Knot

A decorative bow of ribbon, fabric, or braid.

Knot

A unifying bond, especially a marriage bond.

Knot

A tight cluster of persons or things:a knot of onlookers.

Knot

A feeling of tightness:a knot of fear in my stomach.

Knot

A complex problem.

Knot

A hard place or lump, especially on a tree, at a point from which a stem or branch grows.

Knot

The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.Also called node.

Knot

A protuberant growth or swelling in a tissue:a knot in a gland.

Knot

(Nautical)A division on a log line used to measure the speed of a ship.

Knot

Abbr. kn. or kt.A unit of speed, one nautical mile per hour, approximately 1.85 kilometers (1.15 statute miles) per hour.

Knot

A distance of one nautical mile.

Knot

(Mathematics)A closed loop that is embedded in three-dimensional space and that can be intertwined with or tangled in itself, but that cannot intersect itself.

Knot

Either of two migratory sandpipers of the genus Calidris that breed in Arctic regions, especially the red knot.

Knot

To tie in or fasten with a knot or knots.

Knot

To snarl or entangle.

Knot

To cause to form a knot or knots.

Knot

To form a knot or knots.

Knot

To become snarled or entangled.

Knot

A looping of a piece of string or of any other long, flexible material that cannot be untangled without passing one or both ends of the material through its loops.
Climbers must make sure that all knots are both secure and of types that will not weaken the rope.

Knot

A tangled clump.
The nurse was brushing knots from the protesting child's hair.

Knot

A maze-like pattern.

Knot

(mathematics) A non-self-intersecting closed curve in (e.g., three-dimensional) space that is an abstraction of a knot (in sense 1 above). Category:en:Curves
A knot can be defined as a non-self-intersecting broken line whose endpoints coincide: when such a knot is constrained to lie in a plane, then it is simply a polygon.

Knot

A difficult situation.
I got into a knot when I inadvertently insulted a policeman.

Knot

The whorl left in lumber by the base of a branch growing out of the tree's trunk.
When preparing to tell stories at a campfire, I like to set aside a pile of pine logs with lots of knots, since they burn brighter and make dramatic pops and cracks.

Knot

Local swelling in a tissue area, especially skin, often due to injury.
Jeremy had a knot on his head where he had bumped it on the bedframe.

Knot

A tightened and contracted part of a muscle that feels like a hard lump under the skin.

Knot

A protuberant joint in a plant.

Knot

Any knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance.

Knot

The swelling of the bulbus glandis in members of the dog family, Canidae.

Knot

The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter.
The knot of the tale

Knot

(engineering) A node.

Knot

A kind of epaulet; a shoulder knot.

Knot

A group of people or things.

Knot

A bond of union; a connection; a tie.

Knot

A unit of speed, equal to one nautical mile per hour. (From the practice of counting the number of knots in the log-line (as it is paid out) in a standard time. Traditionally spaced at one every 120 of a mile.)
Cedric claimed his old yacht could make 12 knots.

Knot

(aviation) A unit of indicated airspeed, calibrated airspeed, or equivalent airspeed, which varies in its relation to the unit of speed so as to compensate for the effects of different ambient atmospheric conditions on aircraft performance.
In the early stages of reentry, due to the extremely-rarefied air at these altitudes, the space shuttle flew at only one to a few knots equivalent airspeed, even when its actual speed was many thousands of knots.

Knot

(nautical) A nautical mile.

Knot

(slang) The bulbus glandis.

Knot

(fandom) In omegaverse fiction, a bulbus glandis-like structure on the penis of a male alpha, which ties him to an omega during intercourse.

Knot

One of a variety of shore birds; red-breasted sandpiper (variously Calidris canutus or Tringa canutus).

Knot

(transitive) To form into a knot; to tie with a knot or knots.
We knotted the ends of the rope to keep it from unravelling.

Knot

(transitive) To form wrinkles in the forehead, as a sign of concentration, concern, surprise, etc.
She knotted her brow in concentration while attempting to unravel the tangled strands.

Knot

To unite closely; to knit together.

Knot

To entangle or perplex; to puzzle.

Knot

(intransitive) To form knots.

Knot

(intransitive) To knit knots for a fringe.

Knot

A fastening together of the parts or ends of one or more threads, cords, ropes, etc., by any one of various ways of tying or entangling.

Knot

A bond of union; a connection; a tie.
Ere we knit the knot that can never be loosed.

Knot

Something not easily solved; an intricacy; a difficulty; a perplexity; a problem.
Knots worthy of solution.
A man shall be perplexed with knots, and problems of business, and contrary affairs.

Knot

A figure the lines of which are interlaced or intricately interwoven, as in embroidery, gardening, etc.
Flowers worthy of paradise, which, not nice artIn beds and curious knots, but nature boonPoured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain.

Knot

A cluster of persons or things; a collection; a group; a hand; a clique; as, a knot of politicians.
His ancient knot of dangerous adversaries.
Palms in cluster, knots of Paradise.
As they sat together in small, separate knots, they discussed doctrinal and metaphysical points of belief.

Knot

A portion of a branch of a tree that forms a mass of woody fiber running at an angle with the grain of the main stock and making a hard place in the timber. A loose knot is generally the remains of a dead branch of a tree covered by later woody growth.

Knot

A knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance.
With lips serenely placid, felt the knotClimb in her throat.

Knot

A protuberant joint in a plant.

Knot

The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter.
I shoulde to the knotte condescend,And maken of her walking soon an end.

Knot

See Node.

Knot

A division of the log line, serving to measure the rate of the vessel's motion. Each knot on the line bears the same proportion to a mile that thirty seconds do to an hour. The number of knots which run off from the reel in half a minute, therefore, shows the number of miles the vessel sails in an hour.

Knot

A kind of epaulet. See Shoulder knot.

Knot

A sandpiper (Tringa canutus), found in the northern parts of all the continents, in summer. It is grayish or ashy above, with the rump and upper tail coverts white, barred with dusky. The lower parts are pale brown, with the flanks and under tail coverts white. When fat it is prized by epicures. Called also dunne.
The knot that called was Canutus' bird of old,Of that great king of Danes his name that still doth hold,His appetite to please that far and near was sought.

Knot

To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle.
As tight as I could knot the noose.

Knot

To unite closely; to knit together.

Knot

To entangle or perplex; to puzzle.

Knot

To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled.
Cut hay when it begins to knot.

Knot

To knit knots for fringe or trimming.

Knot

To copulate; - said of toads.

Knot

A tight cluster of people or things;
A small knot of women listened to his sermon

Knot

Any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

Knot

A hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged;
The saw buckled when it hit a knot

Knot

Something twisted and tight and swollen;
Their muscles stood out in knots
The old man's fists were two great gnarls
His stomach was in knots

Knot

A unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters

Knot

Soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design

Knot

A sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere

Knot

Make into knots; make knots out of;
She knotted der fingers

Knot

Tie or fasten into a knot;
Knot the shoelaces

Knot

Tangle or complicate;
A ravelled story

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