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knob

 (nŏb)
n.
1. A rounded protuberance.
2.
a. A rounded handle, as on a drawer or door.
b. A rounded control switch or dial.
3. A prominent rounded hill or mountain.

[Middle English knobbe, from Middle Low German, knot in wood.]

knobbed (nŏbd) adj.
knob′bi·ness n.
knob′by adj.

knob

(nɒb)
n
1. a rounded projection from a surface, such as a lump on a tree trunk
2. a handle of a door, drawer, etc, esp one that is rounded
3. (Physical Geography) a round hill or knoll or morainic ridge
4. taboo Brit a slang word for penis
5. and the same to you with knobs on and the same to you with brass knobs on informal Brit the same to you but even more so
vb, knobs, knobbing or knobbed
6. (tr) to supply or ornament with knobs
7. (intr) to form into a knob; bulge
8. taboo Brit to have sexual intercourse with (a person)
[C14: from Middle Low German knobbe knot in wood; see knop]
ˈknobˌlike adj

knob

(nɒb)

n.
1. a projecting part, usu. rounded, forming a handle, as on a door, or a control device, as on a radio.
2. a rounded protuberance on the surface or at the end of something.
3. a rounded hill.
[1350–1400; Middle English knobbe < Middle Low German]
knobbed, adj.

Knob

 a small collection of widgeons, dunbirds, teals, or the like; fewer than thirty, 1878.
Examples: knob of dunbirds, 1878; pochard; teal, 1878; widgeon, 1878.

knob


Past participle: knobbed
Gerund: knobbing

Imperative
knob
knob
Present
I knob
you knob
he/she/it knobs
we knob
you knob
they knob
Preterite
I knobbed
you knobbed
he/she/it knobbed
we knobbed
you knobbed
they knobbed
Present Continuous
I am knobbing
you are knobbing
he/she/it is knobbing
we are knobbing
you are knobbing
they are knobbing
Present Perfect
I have knobbed
you have knobbed
he/she/it has knobbed
we have knobbed
you have knobbed
they have knobbed
Past Continuous
I was knobbing
you were knobbing
he/she/it was knobbing
we were knobbing
you were knobbing
they were knobbing
Past Perfect
I had knobbed
you had knobbed
he/she/it had knobbed
we had knobbed
you had knobbed
they had knobbed
Future
I will knob
you will knob
he/she/it will knob
we will knob
you will knob
they will knob
Future Perfect
I will have knobbed
you will have knobbed
he/she/it will have knobbed
we will have knobbed
you will have knobbed
they will have knobbed
Future Continuous
I will be knobbing
you will be knobbing
he/she/it will be knobbing
we will be knobbing
you will be knobbing
they will be knobbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been knobbing
you have been knobbing
he/she/it has been knobbing
we have been knobbing
you have been knobbing
they have been knobbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been knobbing
you will have been knobbing
he/she/it will have been knobbing
we will have been knobbing
you will have been knobbing
they will have been knobbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been knobbing
you had been knobbing
he/she/it had been knobbing
we had been knobbing
you had been knobbing
they had been knobbing
Conditional
I would knob
you would knob
he/she/it would knob
we would knob
you would knob
they would knob
Past Conditional
I would have knobbed
you would have knobbed
he/she/it would have knobbed
we would have knobbed
you would have knobbed
they would have knobbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knob - a circular rounded projection or protuberanceknob - a circular rounded projection or protuberance
knobble - a small knob
nailhead - flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support
2.knob - a round handle
doorhandle, doorknob - a knob used to release the catch when opening a door (often called `doorhandle' in Great Britain)
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
stop - (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; "the organist pulled out all the stops"
3.knob - any thickened enlargement
convex shape, convexity - a shape that curves or bulges outward
4.knob - an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
hilt - the handle of a sword or dagger

knob

noun
1. handle, grip, door handle, handgrip He turned the knob and pushed against the door.
2. ball, stud, nub, protuberance, boss, bunch, swell, knot, bulk, lump, bump, projection, snag, hump, protrusion, knurl a loose brass knob on the bedstead
3. dial, switch, button, control switch the volume knob
4. lump, ball, piece, wedge, spot, mass, cake, bunch, cluster, chunk, dab, hunk, nugget, gob, clod, gobbet a knob of butter

knob

noun
1. A part that protrudes or extends outward:
2. An unevenness or elevation on a surface:
Translations
كُرَة ناتئَهمِقْبَضمِقْبَضٌ
knoflík
håndtagknopdørknop
nuppi
ručka
gomb
hnúîurhúnn
ノブ
손잡이
apvali rankena
apaļš rokturisbumbulisizaugumspuns
guľovitá kľučka
gumbkljuka
handtag
ลูกบิด
nắm đấm cửa

knob

[nɒb] N
1. (= protuberance) → protuberancia f, bulto m; (on treetrunk) → nudo m
2. (= control) [of radio etc] → botón m, mando m
3. (= handle) [of door] → pomo m, tirador m; [of drawer] → tirador m; [of stick] → puño m
4. (= piece) a knob of butter (Brit) → un pedazo de mantequilla
5. (Brit) (= penis) → verga f, polla f (Sp)

knob

[ˈnɒb] n
[door] → bouton m
(= control) → bouton m
(British) a knob of butter → une noix de beurre

knob

n
(on walking stick) → Knauf m; (on door) → Griff m, → Knauf m; (on instrument etc) → Knopf m; and the same to you with (brass) knobs on (Brit inf) → das beruht auf Gegenseitigkeit
(= swelling)Beule f, → Knubbel m (inf); (on tree) → Knoten m, → Auswuchs m
(= small piece)Stückchen nt; a knob of butterein Stich mButter
(sl: = penis) → Prügel m (sl), → Lanze f (sl)

knob

[nɒb] npomo, pomello; (on radio, TV) → manopola
a knob of butter (Brit) → una noce f di burro

knob

(nob) noun
1. a hard rounded part standing out from the main part. a bedstead with brass knobs on.
2. a rounded handle on or for a door or drawer. wooden door-knobs.
ˈknobbly adjective
having knobs or lumps. a knobbly walking-stick.

knob

مِقْبَضٌ knoflík håndtag Knopf πόμολο perilla, pomo nuppi poignée ručka maniglia ノブ 손잡이 knop knott gałka botão нарост handtag ลูกบิด tokmak nắm đấm cửa 球形把手

knob

n. protuberancia, bulto.
References in classic literature ?
In the light that steamed out at the door he stood with the knob in his hand and talked.
He took hold of the knob of the door; then loosened his grasp without opening it.
Now they arrived at the base of a great knob or dome veneered with ice and powdered with snow--the utmost, summit, the last bit of solidity between them and the hollow vault of heaven.
It didn't have an iron latch on the front door, nor a wooden one with a buckskin string, but a brass knob to turn, the same as houses in town.
He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn't unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door- knob, a dog-collar -- but no dog -- the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash.
I reached and got the paper, and then we stood up and waited perfectly still; Bud never stirred; I turned the key of the outside door very soft and slow, then turned the knob the same way, and we went tiptoeing out onto the guard, and shut the door very soft and gentle.
This she did because she had seen something under it--a round knob which had been covered by the leaves hanging over it.
Without an instant's hesitation, she snatched up a morsel of cord, tied one end fast round the knob of the cupboard door, and seizing the other end in both hands, pulled it suddenly with the exertion of her whole strength.
Joe's blue eyes turned a little watery; he rubbed, first one of them, and then the other, in a most uncongenial and uncomfortable manner, with the round knob on the top of the poker.
she had snatched at the knob of the door, and he swiftly put his hand on hers and stayed her).
Receiving no reply he turned the knob, and at the same instant a sudden recollection filled the tutor anew with numbing terror--he had, himself, locked the door behind him when he had entered the room.
Louis XIII had already placed his hand on the knob of the door; at the noise of M.