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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nutnʌt(n.; v.)nut•ted, nut•ting.

  1. (n.)a dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell.

    Category: Cooking, Botany

  2. the kernel itself.

    Category: Botany

  3. a hard, indehiscent, one-seeded fruit, as the chestnut or the acorn.

    Category: Botany

  4. a block, usu. of metal, perforated with a threaded hole so that it can be screwed down on a bolt to hold together objects through which the bolt passes.

  5. Slang. a devotee or zealot.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. Slang. a foolish, silly, or eccentric person. an insane person.

    Category: Status (usage)

  7. Often, nuts.Slang: Usu. Vulgar. the testicles.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. the operating expenses of a commercial enterprise, usu. figured weekly; break-even point. the total cost of financing a venture.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz, Informal

  9. (in an instrument of the violin family) a ledge at the upper end of the fingerboard over which the strings pass.

    Category: Music and Dance

  10. (v.i.)to seek for or gather nuts.

Idioms for nut:

  1. a hard or tough nut to crack, a difficult problem. a person difficult to understand or convince.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of nut:

bef. 900; ME nute, OE hnutu; c. MD note, neute (D noot), OHG (h)nuz (G Nuss), ON hnot

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nut(noun)ʌt

    the hard fruit of some trees with an outer shell that you remove before eating

    almonds, pecans, walnuts and other nuts; to crack a nut

  2. nutʌt

    a circular piece of metal that holds a bolt in place

    Screw the nut onto the bolt.

  3. nutʌt

    a person you think is slightly crazy

    Some nut backed his car into us.

  4. nutʌt

    sb who is very enthusiastic about health, electronics, etc.

  5. nutʌt

    sb or sth that is difficult to understand or deal with

    Golfers know the course is a tough nut to crack.

  6. nutʌt

    the most basic aspects

    the nuts and bolts of writing reports


  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 Dictionary

  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


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams of NUT

  1. tun

Translations for NUT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a fruit consisting of a single seed in a hard shell

a hazel-nut; a walnut.

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