Definition of Knoll

1. Noun. A small natural hill.

Exact synonyms: Hammock, Hillock, Hummock, Mound
Specialized synonyms: Anthill, Formicary, Kopje, Koppie, Molehill
Generic synonyms: Hill
Derivative terms: Mound

Definition of Knoll

1. n. A little round hill; a mound; a small elevation of earth; the top or crown of a hill.

2. v. t. To ring, as a bell; to strike a knell upon; to toll; to proclaim, or summon, by ringing.

3. v. i. To sound, as a bell; to knell.

4. n. The tolling of a bell; a knell.

Definition of Knoll

1. Noun. A small mound or rounded hill. ¹

2. Noun. A knell. ¹

3. Verb. To ring (a bell) mournfully: to knell. ¹

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Definition of Knoll

1. to knell [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: knell

Medical Definition of Knoll

1. Philipp, Bohemian physiologist, 1841-1900. See: Knoll's glands. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knoll

knockout mouse
knockout punch
knocks about
knocks around
knocks down
knocks off
knocks up
knoll (current term)

Literary usage of Knoll

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1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1863)
"Then, still pressing on and on, the foremost rider of the Allied armies, he gained the summit of the knoll. Lord Rag- I know of no battle in which, ..."

2. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1908)
"Oak knoll, Danvers, 3rd mo. 23, 1879. To the editor of the Literary World. ... Oak knoll, Danvers, Mass., Nov. 25, 1886. With autograph manuscript poem of ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1885)
"—Dr. knoll has made several experiments upon this subject, using rabbits ... Several experiments upon this state have been worked out by Dr. Philip knoll. ..."

4. The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November 30, 1864: A Monograph by Jacob Dolson Cox (1897)
"From the parapet at the knoll, looking southward, a slight hollow ran diagonally up to the right toward the water-shed on which the Columbia road was built. ..."

5. The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November 30, 1864: A Monograph by Jacob Dolson Cox (1897)
"SUCH was the situation when I left my headquarters at the Carter house and rode along the lines of Reilly's division to the knoll in Stiles's brigade near ..."

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