knob


knob
UK [nɒb] / US [nɑb] noun [countable]
Word forms "knob":
singular knob plural knobs
1) a round handle on a door or drawer
a) a round switch on a piece of equipment
b) the round top of a stick or post
c) a small round lump on the surface of something
2) British a small piece of something
knob of:

a knob of butter

3) British impolite a man's penis (= sex organ)

with (brass) knobs onBritish

informal used by children for replying in a rude way to an insult



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  • knob — knob; knob·ber; knob·bi·ly; knob·bi·ness; knob·bish; knob·ble; knob·bled; knob·bly; knob·cone; knob·ker·rie; knob·thorn; knob·by; knob·ker·ry; knob·thorne; …   English syllables

  • Knob — Knob, n. [A modification of knop. Cf. {Nob}.] 1. A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump; as, a knob in the flesh, or on a bone. [1913 Webster] 2. A knoblike ornament or handle; as, the knob of a lock, door, or drawer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knob — [nɔb US na:b] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Low German; Origin: knobbe] 1.) a round handle or thing that you turn to open a door, turn on a television etc ▪ He thought the door was locked, but he turned the knob and the door opened. ▪ a brass door …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knob — [ nab ] noun count 1. ) a round handle on a door or drawer a ) a round switch on a piece of equipment b ) a small round lump on the surface of something c ) the round top of a stick or post 2. ) knob of BRITISH a small piece of something: a knob… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Knob — Knob, v. i. To grow into knobs or bunches; to become knobbed. [Obs.] Drant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knob — (n.) late 14c., knobe, probably from a Scandinavian or German source (Cf. M.L.G. knobbe knob, M.Du. cnoppe, Du. knop, O.Fris. knopp, knapp, O.H.G. knopf, Ger. Knopf button, O.N. knyfill short horn ). Meaning knoll, isolated round hill is first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • knob — ► NOUN 1) a rounded lump or ball at the end or on the surface of something. 2) a ball shaped handle on a door or drawer. 3) a round button on a machine. 4) a small lump of something. 5) chiefly N. Amer. a prominent round hill. 6) vulgar slang a… …   English terms dictionary

  • knob — [näb] n. [ME knobbe < or akin to Du, a knot, knob, bud < IE * gn eu bh < base * gen : see KNEAD] 1. a rounded lump or protuberance 2. a) a handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc. b) a similar device which is turned to control… …   English World dictionary

  • knob|by — «NOB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. covered with knobs. 2. rounded like a knob …   Useful english dictionary

  • knob — [n] lump, handle bulge, bulk, bump, bunch, doorknob, hump, knot, knurl, latch, lever, nub, opener, projection, protrusion, protuberance, snag, stud, swell, swelling, trigger, tumor; concepts 445,471 …   New thesaurus

  • knob — [[t]nɒ̱b[/t]] knobs 1) N COUNT A knob is a round handle on a door or drawer which you use in order to open or close it. He turned the knob and pushed against the door. 2) N COUNT A knob is a rounded lump or ball on top of a post or stick. A loose …   English dictionary