noose

  • 1 noose — [ nus ] noun 1. ) count a piece of rope that is formed into a circle at one end, so that if you pull the other end the circle becomes smaller. A noose is used for killing someone by hanging them by the neck. a ) the noose MAINLY LITERARY the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 2 Noose — (n[=oo]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Noosed} (n[=oo]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Noosing}.] To tie in a noose; to catch in a noose; to entrap; to insnare. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 noose — ► NOUN ▪ a loop with a running knot which tightens as the rope or wire is pulled, used especially to hang offenders or trap animals. ► VERB ▪ catch or hold with a noose. ● put one s head in a noose Cf. ↑put one s head in a noose ORIGIN probably… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 noose — [no͞os] n. [ME nose, prob. via Prov nous < L nodus, knot, NODE] 1. a loop formed in a rope, cord, etc. by means of a slipknot so that the loop tightens as the rope is pulled 2. anything that restricts one s freedom; tie, bond, snare, trap, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Noose — Noose, n. [Prob. fr. OF. nous, nom. sing. or acc. pl. of nou knot, F. n[oe]ud, L. nodus. Cf. {Node}.] A running knot, or loop, which binds the closer the more it is drawn. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 noose — noose; bur·noose; …

    English syllables

  • 7 noose — noose. См. аркан. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 8 noose — [nu:s] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from Provençal nous knot , from Latin nodus; NODE] a ring formed by the end of a piece of rope, which closes more tightly as it is pulled, used especially for killing someone by hanging them …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 noose — (n.) mid 15c., perhaps from O.Fr. nos or cognate O.Prov. nous knot, from L. nodus knot (see NET (Cf. net) (n.)). Rare before c.1600 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 Noose — For the film, see Noose (film). Hanging noose used at public executions outside Lancaster Castle, circa 1820 1830 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… …

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  • 11 noose — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ hangman s VERB + NOOSE ▪ fasten, tie ▪ They tied a noose around her neck. ▪ pull, tighten …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 noose — UK [nuːs] / US [nus] noun Word forms noose : singular noose plural nooses 1) a) [countable] a piece of rope that is formed into a circle at one end, so that if you pull the other end the circle becomes smaller. A noose is used for killing someone …

    English dictionary

  • 13 noose — n. 1) to tighten a noose around (they tightened the noose around his neck) 2) a hangman s noose * * * [nuːs] a hangman s noose to tighten a noose around (they tightened the noose around his neck) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 noose — [[t]nu͟ːs[/t]] nooses 1) N COUNT A noose is a circular loop at the end of a piece of rope or wire. A noose is tied with a knot that allows it to be tightened, and it is usually used to trap animals or hang people. 2) N COUNT: usu with supp You… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 noose — noun a loop with a running knot which tightens as the rope or wire is pulled, used especially to hang offenders or trap animals. verb apply a noose to; catch with a noose. ↘form (a rope) into a noose. Phrases put one s head in a noose bring about …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 noose — n. & v. n. 1 a loop with a running knot, tightening as the rope or wire is pulled, esp. in a snare, lasso, or hangman s halter. 2 a snare or bond. 3 joc. the marriage tie. v.tr. 1 catch with or enclose in a noose, ensnare. 2 a make a noose on (a… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 noose — I. noun Etymology: Middle English nose Date: 15th century 1. a loop with a slipknot that binds closer the more it is drawn 2. something that snares like a noose II. transitive verb (noosed; noosing) Date: 1600 1. to secure by …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 noose — nooser, n. /noohs/, n., v., noosed, noosing. n. 1. a loop with a running knot, as in a snare, lasso, or hangman s halter, that tightens as the rope is pulled. 2. a tie or bond; snare. v.t. 3. to secure by or as by a noose. 4. to make a noose with …

    Universalium

  • 19 noose — nuːs n. loop with a running knot; loop of rope used to hang people; knot v. catch with a noose; fasten with a running knot; hang with a noose …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 noose — noun 1 (C) a ring formed by the end of a piece of rope or string, which closes more tightly as it is pulled 2 the noose punishment by hanging: The outlaws managed to escape the hangman s noose …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English