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

  2. Noose(verb)

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

  3. Origin: [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?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say noose in sign language?

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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. Avigdor Lieberman:

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

  2. Dan McKinnon:

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

  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. Anuj Somany:

    Getting married is also called tying the knot but wondering why it looks like a noose around the neck of the man only.

  5. Antonio Lino:

    There was two employees playing around with each other and one decided to take the time and make a real-life, 13-knot noose, and that was a joke to them.

Images & Illustrations of noose

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