What does noose mean?

Definitions for noose
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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

Wiktionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Avigdor Lieberman:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson:

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

  4. Dan McKinnon:

    Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose.

  5. 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.

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