What does knob mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word knob.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knob, boss(noun)

    a circular rounded projection or protuberance

  2. knob(noun)

    a round handle

  3. node, knob, thickening(noun)

    any thickened enlargement

  4. knob, pommel(noun)

    an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger


  1. knob(Noun)

    A rounded protuberance, handle, or control switch.

  2. knob(Noun)

    A prominent rounded hill.

  3. knob(Noun)

    A rounded ornament on the hilt of an edged weapon; a pommel.

  4. knob(Noun)

    A prominent, rounded bump along a mountain ridge.

  5. knob(Noun)

    A penis.

  6. knob(Noun)

    A contemptible person.

  7. knob(Noun)

    A dollop, an amount just larger than a spoonful (usually referring to butter)

  8. knob(Verb)

    To have sex with.

  9. Origin: From knobbe, from knobbe, knoppe, from knuppô, from gneub-. Cognate with knop, Knopf, knopp, cnoppa. See also knop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knob(noun)

    a hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump; as, a knob in the flesh, or on a bone

  2. Knob(noun)

    a knoblike ornament or handle; as, the knob of a lock, door, or drawer

  3. Knob(noun)

    a rounded hill or mountain; as, the Pilot Knob

  4. Knob(noun)

    see Knop

  5. Knob(verb)

    to grow into knobs or bunches; to become knobbed

  6. Origin: [A modification of knop. Cf. Nob.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Knob

    nob, n. a hard protuberance: a hard swelling: a round ball.—adj. Knobbed, containing or set with knobs.—n. Knob′biness.—adj. Knob′by, full of knobs: knotty.—n. Knob′stick (slang), a synonym for a blackleg or scab in trades-union slang. [Knop.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knob in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knob in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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