See also: Noose

EnglishEdit

 
A noose

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English nose, probably from Old French nos or Old Occitan nous, nos, nominative singular or accusative plural of nou (knot). Cognate with French nœud (knot), Portuguese (knot) and Spanish nudo (knot). Compare node and knot.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: noo͞s, IPA(key): /nuːs/
  • Rhymes: -uːs
  • (file)

NounEdit

noose (plural nooses)

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

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VerbEdit

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

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

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

noose (plural nooses)

  1. Alternative form of nose