Definitions for knobnɒb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a projecting part, usu. rounded, forming a handle, as on a door, or a control device, as on a radio.

  2. a rounded protuberance on the surface or at the end of something.

  3. a rounded hill.

    Category: Geography (terms)

Origin of knob:

1350–1400; ME knobbe < MLG


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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. knob(noun)ɒb

    a round door handle

    to turn the knob; knobs on the cabinet

  2. knobɒb

    a round control on a piece of equipment

    buttons and knobs on the CD player


  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

Anagrams of knob

  1. bonk

Translations for knob

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a hard rounded part standing out from the main part

a bedstead with brass knobs on.

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