What does nut mean?

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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


  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

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nut

    nut, n. the name popularly given to all those fruits which have the seed enclosed in a bony, woody, or leathery pericarp, not opening when ripe: (bot.) a one-celled fruit, with a hardened pericarp, containing, when mature, only one seed: often the hazel-nut, sometimes the walnut: a small block of metal for screwing on the end of a bolt.—v.i. to gather nuts:—pr.p. nut′ting; pa.p. nut′ted.adj. Nut′-brown, brown, like a ripe old nut.—ns. Nut′cracker, an instrument for cracking nuts: a genus of birds of the family Corvidæ; Nut′-gall, an excrescence, chiefly of the oak; Nut′hatch, a genus of birds of the family Sittidæ, agile creepers—also Nut′jobber, Nut′pecker; Nut′-hook, a stick with a hook at the end for pulling down boughs that the nuts may be gathered: a bailiff, a thief who uses a hook; Nut′meal, meal made from the kernels of nuts; Nut′-oil, an oil obtained from walnuts; Nut′-pine, one of several pines with large edible seeds; Nut′shell, the hard substance that encloses the kernel of a nut: anything of little value; Nut′ter, one who gathers nuts; Nut′tiness; Nut′ting, the gathering of nuts; Nut′-tree, any tree bearing nuts, esp. the hazel.—adj. Nut′ty, abounding in nuts: having the flavour of nuts.—n. Nut′-wrench, an instrument for fixing on nuts or removing them from screws.—A nut to crack, a difficult problem to solve; Be nuts on (slang), to be very fond of; In a nutshell, in small compass. [A.S. hnutu; Ice. hnot, Dut. noot, Ger. nuss.]

Editors Contribution

  1. nut

    Is a type of fruit created and cultivated in various colors, tastes from various types of plant, seed, shrub and tree.

    Nuts are a popular type of fruit and are grown and eaten worldwide.

  2. nut



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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nut in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hungarian Proverb:

    A nut is good if broken, a women if beaten.

  2. Unknown:

    The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground....

  3. Maureen Ternus:

    Once you start breaking down a nut, it just lessens the time for freshness.

  4. Michael Graves:

    I wouldn't have been a health care nut if it hadn't been for my paralysis, so something good came from this.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job, i faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off.

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