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knot, knot; naught, nought; not
knot (NAHT) (noun)
1. A bond between individuals usually as part of a ceremony: Frank and Tamika tied the marriage knot during a beautiful ceremony on the beach.
2. An interwoven or interlaced knob created by a flexible cord or fabric: A sailor on the ship needed to know the right knot to use when rigging the sails.
3. The measurement of a ship’s speed: The captain of the ship calculated his vessel was moving at one knot per hour.
knot (NAHT) (verb)
To tie up or to secure by using a flexible cord: David is going to knot his shoelaces twice so they will not come undone.
naught, nought (NAHT) (noun)
1. Nonexistence; nothingness: All of Debora's efforts came to naught.
2. The figure "0"; a cipher; a zero: Helena is going to receive naught for all of the hours that she worked at the food pantry for homeless people.
not (NAHT) (adverb)
Used to indicate the negative of a verb or adjective describing a group of words or phrases: The cook announced there would not be bacon and eggs for breakfast after all.

Douglas and Kim decided not to tie the knot while they were on vacation because they had naught to spend on the ceremony.

Later, Douglas and Kim took the ferry which traveled across the lake at just one knot per hour and she asked the captain if he would tie the knot for them. He did, and he also gave them an ornamental knot of rope as a souvenir.

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(Latin: knot, knob; lump)
(Greek > Latin: swelling, a knot; center of a cavity; nerve center; pertaining to a mass of nerve tissue)