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Entry Word: knot
Function: noun
Text: 1 a number of things considered as a unit <from the summit we could see knots of houses up and down the river> -- see GROUP 1
2 a small rounded mass of swollen tissue <felt a small knot on the back of his head> -- see BUMP 1
3 a uniting or binding force or influence <their business partnership is strengthened by the knot of personal friendship> -- see BOND 2
4 a usually small number of persons considered as a unit <knots of people were quietly chatting around the meeting hall> -- see GROUP 2
5 something that requires thought and skill for resolution <mercy killing is generally seen as a matter fraught with legal and medical knots> -- see PROBLEM 1