What does doughnut mean?

Definitions for doughnut
ˈdoʊ nət, -ˌnʌtdough·nut

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ring, halo, annulus, doughnut, anchor ring(noun)

    a toroidal shape

    "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"

  2. doughnut, donut, sinker(noun)

    a small ring-shaped friedcake

Wiktionary

  1. doughnut(Noun)

    A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly of a toroidal (a ring doughnut) often mixed with various sweeteners and flavourings; or flattened sphere (a filled doughnut) shape filled with jam, custard or cream.

    Etymology: Dough + nut, first attested in in Washington Irving's Knickerbocker’s History of New York, 1809. The original doughnuts were small, nut-sized balls of fried dough (the toroidal shape was to become common in the twentieth century).

  2. doughnut(Noun)

    Anything in the shape of a torus.

    Etymology: Dough + nut, first attested in in Washington Irving's Knickerbocker’s History of New York, 1809. The original doughnuts were small, nut-sized balls of fried dough (the toroidal shape was to become common in the twentieth century).

  3. doughnut(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Dough + nut, first attested in in Washington Irving's Knickerbocker’s History of New York, 1809. The original doughnuts were small, nut-sized balls of fried dough (the toroidal shape was to become common in the twentieth century).

  4. doughnut(Noun)

    A spare car tyre, usually stored in the boot, that is smaller than a full sized tyre and is only intended for temporary use.

    Etymology: Dough + nut, first attested in in Washington Irving's Knickerbocker’s History of New York, 1809. The original doughnuts were small, nut-sized balls of fried dough (the toroidal shape was to become common in the twentieth century).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doughnut(noun)

    a small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard

Freebase

  1. Doughnut

    A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food. The doughnut is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. They are usually deep-fried from a flour dough, and typically either ring-shaped or without a hole and often filled. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar glazing, chocolate glazing, or maple glazing. The two most common types are the toroidal ring doughnut and the filled doughnut—which is injected with fruit preserves, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings. A small spherical piece of dough may be cooked as a doughnut hole. Other shapes include rings, balls, and flattened spheres, as well as ear shapes, twists and other forms. Doughnut varieties are also divided into cake and risen type doughnuts.

How to pronounce doughnut?

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How to say doughnut in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doughnut in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doughnut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of doughnut in a Sentence

  1. Tres Shannon:

    We used to joke that we dreamed of opening a doughnut palace, and we’d say things like, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to have a waterslide in it?’ Now there’s one right nearby!

  2. Emilie Smith:

    He called and asked us if he would be able to give us $1,000 for his doughnut, i got choked up. He asked again would that be ok? because there was silence on the line.

  3. Kevin Madden:

    When you go to a diner or a coffee shop, you'd be surprised how often patrons will offer you a doughnut, a piece of pie, something that is deep-fried, has sugar on it, at the Iowa State Fair, everything is deep-fried and on a stick. It's hard to resist.

  4. Jackie Mills:

    I just got a mini doughnut pan, and it makes the cutest desserts. It's probably four bites, so you can bake a regular cake batter in it and have automatic portion control.

  5. Dave Skena:

    Finding the right word can be like, I don’t know….hard. But eating a doughnut is easy. So, we printed the right words on the doughnuts for you so you can’t mess this up.

Images & Illustrations of doughnut

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