a mass or lump.
a semisolid mass, as of coagulated blood.
a small compact group of individuals:
a clot of sightseers massed at the entrance.
British Informal. blockhead, dolt, clod.
verb (used without object), clotted, clotting.
to form into clots; coagulate.
verb (used with object), clotted, clotting.
to cause to clot.
to cover with clots:
Carefully aimed snowballs clotted the house.
to cause to become blocked or obscured:
to clot the book’s narrative with too many characters.
a soft thick lump or mass: a clot of blood
(Brit, informal) a stupid person; fool
verb clots, clotting, clotted
to form or cause to form into a soft thick lump or lumps
Old English clott “a round mass, lump,” akin to Dutch kloot “ball,” Danish klods “a block, lump,” German Klotz “lump, block;” probably related to cleat and clod.
early 15c., from clot (n.). Of fluids from 1590s. Related: Clotted; clotting.
A soft, nonrigid, insoluble mass formed when blood or lymph gels. v. clot·ted, clot·ting, clots
A soft insoluble mass formed when blood or lymph gels. During blood clotting, white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and various clotting factors interact in a cascade of chemical reactions initiated by a wound. When a body tissue is injured, calcium ions and platelets act on prothrombin to produce the enzyme thrombin. Thrombin then catalyzes the conversion of the protein fibrinogen into fibrin, a fibrous protein that holds the clot together. An abnormal clot inside the blood vessels or the heart (a thrombus or an embolus) can obstruct blood flow.
[klawth, kloth] /klɔθ, klɒθ/ noun, plural cloths [klawth z, kloth z, klawths, kloths] /klɔðz, klɒðz, klɔθs, klɒθs/ (Show IPA) 1. a fabric formed by weaving, felting, etc., from wool, hair, silk, flax, cotton, or other fiber, used for garments, upholstery, and many other items. 2. a piece of such a fabric for a particular purpose: […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a roller, located at the front of a loom, on which woven material is wound after it leaves the breast beam.
[klawth-bound, kloth-] /ˈklɔθˈbaʊnd, ˈklɒθ-/ adjective 1. (of a book) with rather than paper, leather, etc. /ˈklɒθˌbaʊnd/ adjective 1. (of a book) bound in stiff boards covered in cloth
[klawth-kap, kloth-] /ˈklɔθˌkæp, ˈklɒθ-/ adjective, British. 1. pertaining to or characteristic of the working class.