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Meaning of knotted by Wiktionary Dictionary


Explanation of knotted by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. tied with a knot

    2. his carefully knotted necktie
    3. used of old persons or old trees

    4. gnarled and knotted hands

    Definition of knotted by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Knot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Knotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Knotting.]
      1. To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle. “Knotted curls.” Drayton.

      As tight as I could knot the noose. Tennyson.

      2. To unite closely; to knit together. Bacon.

      3. To entangle or perplex; to puzzle. [Obs. or R.]

    2. Knotted a.
      1. Full of knots; having knots; knurled; as, “a knotted cord; the knotted oak.” Dryden.

      2. Interwoven; matted; entangled.

      Make . . . thy knotted and combined locks to part. Shak.

      3. Having intersecting lines or figures.

      The west corner of thy curious knotted garden. Shak.

      4. ( Geol. ) 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; as, “knotted rocks”. Percival.

      5. Entangled; puzzling; knotty. [R.]

      They're catched in knotted lawlike nets. Hudibras.