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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. nut(noun)

    usually large hard-shelled seed

  2. Nut(noun)

    Egyptian goddess of the sky

  3. nut(noun)

    a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt

  4. en, nut(noun)

    half the width of an em

  5. crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball(noun)

    a whimsically eccentric person

  6. addict, nut, freak, junkie, junky(noun)

    someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

    "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie"

  7. testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg(verb)

    one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

    "she kicked him in the balls and got away"

  8. nut(verb)

    gather nuts

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. nut(Noun)

    A hard-shelled seed.

    There are many sort of nuts - peanuts, cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts and more.

  2. nut(Noun)

    A fastener: a piece of metal, usually square or hexagonal in shape, with a hole through it having machined internal threads, intended to be screwed onto a bolt or other threaded shaft.

  3. nut(Noun)

    A crazy person.

    He was driving his car like a nut.

  4. nut(Noun)

    The head.

  5. nut(Noun)

    The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.

  6. nut(Noun)

    A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.

  7. nut(Noun)

    On string instruments such as guitars and violins, the small piece at the peghead end of the fingerboard that holds the strings at the proper spacing and, in most cases, the proper height.

  8. nut(Noun)

    En, a unit of measurement equal to half of the height of the type in use.

  9. nut(Noun)

    An extravagantly fashionable young man of the 1910s and 1920s.

  10. nut(Verb)

    To hit deliberately with the head; to headbutt.

  11. nut(Verb)

    To ejaculate (semen).

  12. nut(Noun)

    A testicle.

    I was kicked in the nuts

  13. nut(Noun)

    Semen, ejaculate.

  14. nut(Noun)

    An extreme enthusiast.

  15. nut(Noun)

    A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used to protect a climb. (Originally, machine nuts [sense #2] were used for this purpose.)

  16. nut(Noun)

    Relating to the nuts, the best possible hand on a given board.

  17. Origin: From nute, note, from hnutu, from hnutuz (cf. West Frisian nút, Dutch noot, German Nuss), from knu- (cf. Albanian nyç, Irish cnó, Latin nux).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Nut(noun)

    the fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel

  2. Nut(noun)

    a perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of lst Bolt

  3. Nut(noun)

    the tumbler of a gunlock

  4. Nut(noun)

    a projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place

  5. Nut(verb)

    to gather nuts

  6. Origin: [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. nt, Dan. nd.]

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  1. Nut

    A nut is a fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed, where the hard-shelled fruit does not open to release the seed. So, while, in a culinary context, a wide variety of dried seeds are often called nuts, in a botanical context, only ones that include the indehiscent fruit are considered true nuts. The translation of "nut" in certain languages frequently requires paraphrases as the concept is ambiguous. Most seeds come from fruits that naturally free themselves from the shell, unlike nuts such as hazelnuts, chestnuts, and acorns, which have hard shell walls and originate from a compound ovary. Culinary usage of the term is less restrictive, and some nuts as defined in food preparation, like pistachios and Brazil nuts, are not nuts in a botanical sense. Common usage of the term often refers to any hard-walled, edible kernel as a nut.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'NUT' in Nouns Frequency: #2255

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