noose


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noose

 (no͞os)
n.
1. A loop formed in a rope by means of a slipknot so that it binds tighter as the rope is pulled. Also called running noose.
2. A snare or trap.
tr.v. noosed, noos·ing, noos·es
1. To capture or hold by or as if by a noose.
2. To make a noose of or in.

[Middle English nose, probably from Old French nos, nous, knot, from Latin nōdus; see node.]

noose

(nuːs)
n
1. (Knots) a loop in the end of a rope or cord, such as a lasso, snare, or hangman's halter, usually tied with a slipknot
2. something that restrains, binds, or traps
3. put one's head in a noose to bring about one's own downfall
vb (tr)
4. to secure or catch in or as if in a noose
5. to make a noose of or in
[C15: perhaps from Provençal nous, from Latin nōdus node]

noose

(nus)

n., v. noosed, noos•ing. n.
1. a loop with a running knot, as in a snare or lasso, that tightens as the rope is pulled.
2. a tie; snare.
v.t.
3. to secure by a noose.
4. to make a noose with or in (a rope or the like).
[1400–50; late Middle English nose, perhaps < Old French nos, nous knot, nominative corresponding to oblique no, nou (French noeud) < Latin nōdus]

noose


Past participle: noosed
Gerund: noosing

Imperative
noose
noose
Present
I noose
you noose
he/she/it nooses
we noose
you noose
they noose
Preterite
I noosed
you noosed
he/she/it noosed
we noosed
you noosed
they noosed
Present Continuous
I am noosing
you are noosing
he/she/it is noosing
we are noosing
you are noosing
they are noosing
Present Perfect
I have noosed
you have noosed
he/she/it has noosed
we have noosed
you have noosed
they have noosed
Past Continuous
I was noosing
you were noosing
he/she/it was noosing
we were noosing
you were noosing
they were noosing
Past Perfect
I had noosed
you had noosed
he/she/it had noosed
we had noosed
you had noosed
they had noosed
Future
I will noose
you will noose
he/she/it will noose
we will noose
you will noose
they will noose
Future Perfect
I will have noosed
you will have noosed
he/she/it will have noosed
we will have noosed
you will have noosed
they will have noosed
Future Continuous
I will be noosing
you will be noosing
he/she/it will be noosing
we will be noosing
you will be noosing
they will be noosing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been noosing
you have been noosing
he/she/it has been noosing
we have been noosing
you have been noosing
they have been noosing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been noosing
you will have been noosing
he/she/it will have been noosing
we will have been noosing
you will have been noosing
they will have been noosing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been noosing
you had been noosing
he/she/it had been noosing
we had been noosing
you had been noosing
they had been noosing
Conditional
I would noose
you would noose
he/she/it would noose
we would noose
you would noose
they would noose
Past Conditional
I would have noosed
you would have noosed
he/she/it would have noosed
we would have noosed
you would have noosed
they would have noosed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noose - a trap for birds or small mammalsnoose - a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
slipknot - a knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made
trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
2.noose - a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknotnoose - a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
clench, clinch - a small slip noose made with seizing
hangman's halter, hangman's rope, hempen necktie, halter, hemp - a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
lariat, reata, riata, lasso - a long noosed rope used to catch animals
slipknot - a knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made
loop - anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
Verb1.noose - make a noose in or of
loop, intertwine - make a loop in; "loop a rope"
2.noose - secure with a noose
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
Translations
أنْشوطَة الشَّنْقأنْشوطَه
okooprátkasmyčka
løkke
siklóhurok
hengingarsnarasnara
輪縄
cilpa
renneløkkerennesnare

noose

[nuːs]
A. N (= loop) → nudo m corredizo; (for animal, as trap) → lazo m; [of hangman] → soga f
to put one's head in the nooseponerse la soga al cuello
B. VTcoger con lazo

noose

[ˈnuːs] n (gen)nœud m coulant; (hangman's)corde f

noose

nSchlinge f; to put one’s head in the noose (prov) → den Kopf in die Schlinge stecken

noose

[nuːs] n (loop) → nodo scorsoio, cappio; (for animal trapping) → laccio; (hangman's) → cappio
to put one's head in the noose (fig) → scavarsi la fossa con le proprie mani

noose

(nuːs) noun
1. a loop in rope, wire etc that becomes tighter when pulled.
2. such a loop in a rope used for hanging a person.
References in classic literature ?
The next moment, craftily lifted up about the girth of his leg by an iron fork, the noose tightened and the bite of it sank home into his flesh and pride.
Without dismounting, they cast the noose around a log, and thus drag it to their houses.
By accident the noose fell squarely about the running ape's neck, bringing him to a sudden and surprising halt.
He would have preferred to use his noose, but the foliage surrounding the huge cat precluded the possibility of an accurate throw with the rope.
But when I saw them put the noose around his neck, then everything let go in me and I made a spring to the rescue -- and as I made it I shot one more glance abroad -- by George
They tied Pinocchio's hands behind his shoulders and slipped the noose around his neck.
When a foeman came within range of them a noose would settle unerringly about him and be would be dragged, fighting and yell-ing, to the cliff-top, unless, as occasionally occurred, he was quick enough to draw his knife and cut the rope above him, in which event he usually plunged down-ward to a no less certain death than that which awaited him above.
Sinewy fingers completed the work the choking noose had commenced.
At the ape-man's side swung his long grass rope--the play-thing of yesterday, the weapon of today--and as Taug charged the second time, Tarzan slipped the coils over his head and deftly shook out the sliding noose as he again nimbly eluded the ungainly beast.
There was no additional strangulation; the noose about his neck was already suffocating him and kept the water from his lungs.
First he had to make a noose and sew it into his overcoat--a work of a moment.
The noose, you know,' said Mr Folair, a little crest-fallen.