What does donut mean?

Definitions for donut
ˈdoʊ nət, -ˌnʌtdonut

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word donut.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. doughnut, donut, sinkernoun

    a small ring-shaped friedcake


  1. donutnoun

    A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly made in a toroidal or ellipsoidal shape, and mixed with various sweeteners and flavors, sometimes filled with jelly, custard or cream.

    Etymology: Alteration of doughnut, from dough + nut.

  2. donutnoun

    Anything in the shape of a torus

    Etymology: Alteration of doughnut, from dough + nut.

  3. donutnoun

    a peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of donut; a 360-degree skid.

    Etymology: Alteration of doughnut, from dough + nut.

  4. donutnoun

    A spare tire, smaller than a full sized tire and is only intended for temporary use.

    Etymology: Alteration of doughnut, from dough + nut.

  5. donutnoun

    A toroidal cushion typically used by hemorrhoid patients.

    Etymology: Alteration of doughnut, from dough + nut.


  1. DONUT

    DONUT was an experiment at Fermilab dedicated to the search for tau neutrino interactions. Even though the detector operated only during a few months in the summer of 1997, it was largely successful. By detecting the tau neutrino, it confirmed the existence of the last lepton predicted by the Standard Model. The data from the experiment was also used to put an upper limit on the tau neutrino magnetic moment and measure its interaction cross section.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce donut?

How to say donut in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of donut in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of donut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of donut in a Sentence

  1. Yahoo Lifestyle:

    I am so sorry, there is nothing I can say that will change what I said. I drove back up there and tried to apologize and Donut Palace employee Keaundrea Wardlaw had gone. I regret every word that I said there is no excuse to ever say these horrible things. I only hope that by me sharing a public apology in this incident you could show me some grace. I was upset about another issue and it spilled over into this and I ca n’t apologize enough.

  2. Joanna Bonder:

    With Free Donut Wednesdays, we’re excited to give our DD Perks members a free sweet treat to help beat the midweek slump and keep them running with a smile.

  3. Theresa Pierno:

    Through this administration's rule, such treasured lands will now allow sport hunters to lure bears with greased donut bait piles to kill them, or crawl into hibernating bear dens to shoot bears and cubs, shooting hibernating mama and baby bears is not the conservation legacy that our national parks are meant to preserve and no way to treat or manage park wildlife.

  4. CaddyShack:

    The Zen philosopher, Basho, once wrote, 'A flute with no holes, is not a flute. A donut with no hole, is a Danish'.

  5. Michael Krondl:

    This probably would have been great six hours ago, But I feel as though the glaze just gets lost in the cake donut and a yeast donut just works better with complicated toppings.

Images & Illustrations of donut

  1. donutdonutdonutdonutdonut

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for donut

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for donut »


Find a translation for the donut definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these donut definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "donut." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 16 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/donut>.

    Are we missing a good definition for donut? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    feelings of great warmth and intensity
    • A. fervidness
    • B. foumart
    • C. sapling
    • D. mumblety-peg

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for donut: