noose [no͞os]
[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.
noosed, noosing
1. to catch or hold in a noose; trap, ensnare, etc.
2. to form a noose in or of (a rope, cord, etc.)
the noose
death by hanging

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • noose — noose; bur·noose; …   English syllables

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

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

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