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Definizione monolingua knot



knot (third-person singular simple present knots, present participle knotting, simple past and past participle knotted)

  1. To form into a knot; tie with (a) knot(s).
    We knotted the ends of the rope to keep it from unravelling.
  2. 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 (plural knots)

  1. 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.
  2. (of hair, etc) A tangled clump.
    The nurse was brushing knots from the protesting childs hair.
  3. A maze-like pattern.
  4. (mathematics) A non-self-intersecting closed curve in (e.g., three-dimensional) space that is an abstraction of a knot (in sense 1 above).
    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.
        A knot in its original sense can be modeled as a mathematical knot (or link) as follows: if the knot is made with a single piece of rope, then abstract the shape of that rope and then extend the working end to merge it with the standing end, yielding a mathematical knot. If the knot is attached to a metal ring, then that metal ring can be modeled as a trivial knot and the pair of knots become a link. If more than one mathematical knot (or link) can be thus obtained, then the simplest one (avoiding detours) is probably the one which one would want.
  5. A difficult situation.
    I got into a knot when I inadvertently insulted the policeman.
  6. Either of two species of small wading birds, the red knot (Calidris canutus) and the great knot (Calidris tenuirostris).
  7. The whorl left in lumber by the base of a branch growing out of the trees 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.
  8. 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.
  9. A group of people or things.
    • 1968, Bryce Walton, Harpoon Gunner, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, NY, (1968), page 20,
      He pushed through knots of whalemen grouped with their families and friends, and surrounded by piles of luggage.

Definizione italiano>inglese knot

  tangled clump
  difficult situation
  whorl in wood left by branch
  nautical unit of speed
  Nome dato a un pezzo di corda o altro materiale flessibile girata su se stessa e tirata in modo tale da non poterla sciogliere continuando a tirare.
  A loop of string or any other long flexible material which cannot be untied without pulling part of the string through the loops.
  form into a knot; tie with knot(s)
  form wrinkles in forehead
piovanello maggiore
  variety of wading bird

Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

nodo ,annodare ,corrugare ,piovanello maggiore ,legare

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