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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.


  1. Noose

    A noose is a loop at the end of a rope in which the knot tightens under load and can be loosened without untying the knot. The knot can be used to secure a rope to a post, pole, or animal but only where the end is in a position that the loop can be passed over.


  1. noose

    A noose is a loop at the end of a rope or cord, often tied with a slip knot to make it tighter when the other end is pulled, and typically used for trapping animals, hanging, or execution by strangulation.

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

  2. 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. 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.

  2. Dan McKinnon:

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

  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. 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.

  5. Bubba Wallace:

    It was a noose, whether tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose. So, it wasn't directed at me but somebody tied a noose. That's what I'm saying.

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