What does noose mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snare, gin, noosenoun

    a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose

  2. noose, running noose, slip nooseverb

    a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled

  3. nooseverb

    make a noose in or of

  4. nooseverb

    secure with a noose


  1. noosenoun

    An adjustable loop of rope, e.g. the one placed around the neck in hangings, or the one at the end of a lasso.

  2. nooseverb

    To tie or catch in a noose; to entrap or ensnare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noosenoun

    a running knot, or loop, which binds the closer the more it is drawn

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. OF. nous, nom. sing. or acc. pl. of nou knot, F. nud, L. nodus. Cf. Node.]

  2. Nooseverb

    to tie in a noose; to catch in a noose; to entrap; to insnare

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. OF. nous, nom. sing. or acc. pl. of nou knot, F. nud, L. nodus. Cf. Node.]


  1. Noose

    A noose is a loop at the end of a rope in which the knot slides to make the loop collapsible. Knots used for making nooses include the running bowline, the tarbuck knot, and the slip knot.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Noose

    nōōs, or nōōz, n. a running knot which ties the firmer the closer it is drawn: a snare or knot generally.—v.t. to tie or catch in a noose. [Prob. O. Fr. nous, pl. of nou (Fr. nœud)—L. nodus, knot.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. noose

    A slip or running knot.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. noose

    A running knot, which binds the closer the more it is drawn.

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  1. osone, soone

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of noose in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of noose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of noose in a Sentence

  1. Antonio Lino:

    I walked into work, I set up like I normally do, and I just happened to look over my shoulder and it was a noose hanging over my workspace first thing Monday morning.

  2. President Richard Brodhead:

    One person put up that noose, but this is the multitude of people who got together to say that's not the Duke we want, that's not the Duke we're here for, and that's not the Duke we're here to create.

  3. Noelia Saldano:

    The president wants to wash her hands and blame everybody else and other governments, we have a noose around our necks. It's clear that the country is in bad shape.

  4. Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson:

    Why would anyone -- especially an African-American man -- use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations ?

  5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Let's block Iran's other aggression in the region, because they're doing everything. They're trying to encircle Israel with a noose of death, they're sending weapons to the Houthis. They're in Iraq. They're in Afghanistan. They're all over the place. In Yemen, of course. Let's bolster those forces to stand up to Iran's aggression in the region, and none is stronger, none is more reliable than Israel.

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