What does noose mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snare, gin, noose(noun)

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

  2. noose, running noose, slip noose(verb)

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

  3. noose(verb)

    make a noose in or of

  4. noose(verb)

    secure with a noose


  1. noose(Noun)

    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. noose(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noose(noun)

    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. Noose(verb)

    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.

Anagrams for noose »

  1. osone, soone

How to pronounce noose?

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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. Bubba Wallace:

    It was a noose, whether tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose.

  2. Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson:

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

  3. H. G. Wells:

    A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with mens lives should not stake their own.

  4. Zeg Choudhry:

    Oil is the major drag at the moment. In a normal environment, when we see China data as good as what we had over the weekend, that would set the market alight, the pressure on crude is the noose around our neck at the moment.

  5. Avigdor Lieberman:

    No matter the price, we will not allow a noose to form around us.

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