knob Definition

  • 1a rounded lump or ball, especially at the end or on the surface of something
  • 2a handle on a door or drawer that you use to open or close it

Using knob: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "knob" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She turned the knob and opened the door.

  • Example

    The radio has a volume knob.

  • Example

    The cabinet knobs are made of brass.

  • Example

    The car's gear knob was difficult to turn.

knob Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for knob

Phrases with knob

  • a small piece of butter, typically a cube or ball shape


    Add a knob of butter to the pan and stir until melted.

  • a small piece of ginger root, typically used in cooking or for medicinal purposes


    Grate a knob of ginger and add it to the soup for extra flavor.

  • knob-headed

    having a head shaped like a knob or lump


    The lizard had a knob-headed appearance, with a large bump on its forehead.


Summary: knob in Brief

A 'knob' [nษ’b] is a rounded lump or ball, often found at the end or on the surface of something. It can also refer to a handle on a door or drawer, as in 'She turned the knob and opened the door.' 'Knob' can be used in phrases like 'knob of butter' or 'knob of ginger,' referring to small pieces of food. It is a formal term for 'handle' or 'control.'