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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. NOOSEnoun

    Can’st thou with a weak angle strike the whale?
    Catch with a hook, or with a noose inthral? George Sandys.

    Where the hangman does dispose,
    To special friend the knot of noose. Hud. p. i.

    They run their necks into a noose,
    They’d break ’em after, to break loose. Hud. p. iii.

    Falsely he falls into some dangerous noose,
    And then as meanly labours to get loose. Dryden.

    A rope and a noose are no jesting matters. J. Bull.

  2. To Nooseverb

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

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The sin is woven with threads of different sizes, the least of them strong enough to noose and entrap us. Gov. Tongue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noosenoun

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

  2. Nooseverb

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

  3. 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. 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.

  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. 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.

  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. Don Lemon:

    Jussie Smollett, the actor who is accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime in 2019, testifying in his own defense today. At the time Smollett told police that two men had attacked him in the street yelling racist, anti-gay remarks, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach on him, smollett has repeatedly denied staging the racist and homophobic attack against himself; he is charged with six counts of disorderly conduct on suspicion of making false reports to police.

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