What does strut mean?

Definitions for strut

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word strut.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strut, prance, swaggernoun

    a proud stiff pompous gait

  2. strutverb

    brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression

  3. tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cockverb

    to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

    "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Strutnoun

    An affectation of stateliness in the walk.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Certain gentlemen of the gown, by smirking countenances and an ungainly strut in their walk, have got preferment. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Strutverb

    Etymology: strussen, German.

    Adore our errours, laugh at’s while we strut
    To our confusion. William Shakespeare, Ant and Cleopatra.

    Does he not hold up his head and strut in his gait? William Shakespeare.

    Though thou strut and paint,
    Yet art thou both shrunk up and old. Ben Jonson.

    The false syren
    Struts on th waves, and shews the brute below. Dryden.

    We will be with you ere the crowing cock
    Salutes the light, and struts before his feather’d flock. Dryd.

    The goats with strutting dugs shall homeward speed. Dryd.

    The pow’r appeas’d, with winds suffic’d the sail,
    The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. Dryden.

    As thy strutting bags with money rise,
    The love of gain is of an equal size. John Dryden.


  1. Strut

    A strut is a structural component commonly found in engineering, aeronautics, architecture and anatomy. Struts generally work by resisting longitudinal compression, but they may also serve in tension.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strutverb

    to swell; to bulge out

  2. Strutverb

    to walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity

  3. Strutnoun

    the act of strutting; a pompous step or walk

  4. Strutnoun

    in general, any piece of a frame which resists thrust or pressure in the direction of its own length. See Brace, and Illust. of Frame, and Roof

  5. Strutnoun

    any part of a machine or structure, of which the principal function is to hold things apart; a brace subjected to compressive stress; -- the opposite of stay, and tie

  6. Strutverb

    to hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3

  7. Strutadjective


  8. Etymology: [OE. struten, strouten, to swell; akin to G. strozen to be swelled, to be puffed up, to strut, Dan. strutte.]


  1. Strut

    "Strut" is the second single from The Cheetah Girls 2 movie soundtrack.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strut

    strut, v.i. to walk in a pompous manner: to walk with affected dignity:—pr.p. strut′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. strut′ted.n. a proud step or walk: affectation of dignity in walking.—n. Strut′ter, one who struts.—adv. Strut′tingly, in a strutting manner. [Scand., Dan. strutte, to strut; Low Ger. strutt, rigid; Ger. strotzen, to be puffed up.]

  2. Strut

    strut, n. a support for a rafter: an instrument for adjusting the plaits of a ruff.—v.t. to brace.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. strut

    A stanchion or sustaining prop to the lower beams.

Editors Contribution

  1. strut

    Is a component created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes and sizes for a variety of purposes according to the design.

    Struts are created and designed for a variety of purposes e.g. in construction industry, automobile components, and housebuilding etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strut in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of strut in a Sentence

  1. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy:

    Senator John Kennedy on Nancy Pelosi, “She can strut sitting down!”

  2. Chief Executive Musk:

    It looks like the key strut that holds down one of the helium bottles failed. As a result, the helium bottle would have shot to the top of the tank at high speed, it failed five times below its nominal strength, which is pretty crazy.

  3. Alexander Hamilton:

    Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.

  4. Dan Bulay:

    I’m a big fan of the Taylor Swift strut, the general public can do this workout without a lot of training experience, and it’s also entertaining enough to keep most people consistent and engaged through its duration.

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Translations for strut

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  • stiver, stoltsere, spankulereDanish
  • Strebe, sich aufblähen, herumstolzieren, paradieren, sich aufplustern, stolzierenGerman
  • tornapunta, pavonearse, contonearse, puntalSpanish
  • tepastella, pönkkä, [[astella]] [[ylväästi]], tuki, saapastella, kekkaloidaFinnish
  • pavaner, paraderFrench
  • ard-chesmadManx
  • pavoneggiarsiItalian
  • whakatāmaramara, tauhōkai, whakamanamanaMāori
  • paraderenDutch
  • распо́рка, [[ходи́ть]] с [[напы́щенный, ва́жничать, сто́йка, подко́сRussian
  • potporanj, stožerSerbo-Croatian
  • stoltsera, spankuleraSwedish

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