Definitions for knocknɒk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word knock

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock, knocking(noun)

    the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)

    "the knocking grew louder"

  2. knock, roast(noun)

    negative criticism

  3. knock, bash, bang, smash, belt(noun)

    a vigorous blow

    "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"

  4. knock(noun)

    a bad experience

    "the school of hard knocks"

  5. knock, belt, rap, whack, whang(verb)

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

  6. knock, strike hard(verb)

    deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"

  7. knock(verb)

    rap with the knuckles

    "knock on the door"

  8. bump, knock(verb)

    knock against with force or violence

    "My car bumped into the tree"

  9. tap, rap, knock, pink(verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

  10. pink, ping, knock(verb)

    sound like a car engine that is firing too early

    "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"

  11. knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart(verb)

    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

    "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"


  1. Knock(v. t.)

    To criticise; to find fault with; to disparage.


  1. knock(Noun)

    An abrupt rapping sound, as from an impact of a hard object against wood

    I heard a knock on my door.

  2. knock(Noun)

    An impact.

    He took a knock on the head.

  3. knock(Noun)

    a batsman's innings.

    He played a slow but sure knock of 35.

  4. knock(Noun)

    A type of abnormal combustion occurring in spark ignition engines caused by self-ignition or the characteristic knocking sound associated with it.

  5. knock(Verb)

    To rap one's knuckles against something, especially wood.

    Knock on the door and find out if they're home.

  6. knock(Verb)

    To bump or impact.

    I knocked against the table and bruised my leg.

  7. knock(Verb)

    To denigrate, undervalue.

    Don't knock it until you've tried it.

  8. knock(Verb)

    To pass, kick a ball towards another player.

  9. Origin: Akin to Old Norse knoka (compare Swedish knocka, Danish knuge, to hug) and Middle High German knochen, to hit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knock(verb)

    to drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another

  2. Knock(verb)

    to strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door

  3. Knock(verb)

    to strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table

  4. Knock(verb)

    to strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door

  5. Knock(noun)

    a blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar

  6. Knock(noun)

    a stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap

  7. Origin: [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. Knack.]


  1. Knock, County Mayo

    Knock is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. Its notability is derived from the Knock Shrine, at which the Virgin Mary, together with Saint Joseph and John the Evangelist, supposedly appeared on 21 August 1879. In the 20th century Knock became one of Europe's major Catholic Marian shrines, alongside Lourdes and Fatima. One and a half million pilgrims visit Knock Shrine annually. Pope John Paul II, a supporter of devotion to the Virgin Mary, visited Knock in 1979 to commemorate the centenary of the apparition.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knock' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1853

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knock' in Verbs Frequency: #430

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edward Blackwell:

    Hark, a knock at the door!

  2. Pennsylvania State Trooper Robert Hicks:

    When they heard the knock, they knew who it was.

  3. Eduardo Marzagao:

    He had to knock on the cell door to go to the toilet.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If the truth is with you, no power can knock you down!

  5. American Proverb:

    Opportunity doesn't knock. You knock, opportunity answers.

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