NOOSE

noose, running noose, slip noose

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

snare, gin, noose

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

noose

(verb) secure with a noose

noose

(verb) make a noose in or of

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

noose (plural nooses)

An adjustable loop of rope, such as the one placed around the neck in hangings, or the one at the end of a lasso.

Verb

noose (third-person singular simple present nooses, present participle noosing, simple past and past participle noosed)

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

Anagrams

• osone, soone

Source: Wiktionary


Noose, n. Etym: [Prob. fr. OF. nous, nom. sing. or acc. pl. of nou knot, F. n, L. nodus. Cf. Node.]

Definition: A running knot, or loop, which binds the closer the more it is drawn.

Noose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Noosed; p. pr. & vb. n. Noosing.]

Definition: To tie in a noose; to catch in a noose; to entrap; to insnare.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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