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Meaning of KNOLL

Pronunciation:  nowl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a small natural hill
 

KNOLL is a 5 letter word that starts with K.

 

 Synonyms: hammock, hillock, hummock, mound
 
 See Also: anthill, formicary, hill, kopje, koppie, molehill

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Knoll\, n. [AS. cnoll; akin to G. knolle, knollen, clod,
    lump, knob, bunch, OD. knolle ball, bunch, Sw. kn["o]l, Dan.
    knold.]
    A little round hill; a mound; a small elevation of earth; the
    top or crown of a hill.
    
          On knoll or hillock rears his crest, Lonely and huge,
          the giant oak.                           --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
  2. \Knoll\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knolled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Knolling}.] [OE. knollen, AS. cnyllan. See {Knell}.]
    To ring, as a bell; to strike a knell upon; to toll; to
    proclaim, or summon, by ringing. ``Knolled to church.''
    --Shak.
    
          Heavy clocks knolling the drowsy hours.  --Tennyson.
    
    
  3. \Knoll\, v. i.
    To sound, as a bell; to knell. --Shak.
    
          For a departed being's soul The death hymn peals, and
          the hollow bells knoll.                  --Byron.
    
    
  4. \Knoll\, n.
    The tolling of a bell; a knell. [R.] --Byron.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: anthill, barrow, brae, butte, crest, down, drumlin, dune, elevation, fell, foothills, hill, hillock, hilltop, hummock, knob, lofty peak, molehill, monticle, monticule, moor, mound, mountaintop, peak, pic, pico, pike, pinnacle, point, precipice, rise, sand dune, spur, summit, swell, tor
 

 

 

 

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