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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strut, prance, swagger(noun)

    a proud stiff pompous gait

  2. strut(verb)

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

  3. tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock(verb)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strut(verb)

    to swell; to bulge out

  2. Strut(verb)

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

  3. Strut(noun)

    the act of strutting; a pompous step or walk

  4. Strut(noun)

    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. Strut(noun)

    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. Strut(verb)

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

  7. Strut(adj)


  8. Origin: [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 structural 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 MC Harmonious 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. Alexander Hamilton:

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

  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. William Shakespeare:

    Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun.

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  • stiver, stoltsere, spankulereDanish
  • stolzieren, sich aufplustern, paradieren, sich aufblähen, herumstolzieren, StrebeGerman
  • puntal, tornapunta, pavonearse, contonearseSpanish
  • [[astella]] [[ylväästi]], saapastella, kekkaloida, tuki, pönkkä, tepastellaFinnish
  • parader, pavanerFrench
  • ard-chesmadManx
  • pavoneggiarsiItalian
  • tauhōkai, whakatāmaramara, whakamanamanaMāori
  • paraderenDutch
  • сто́йка, подко́с, распо́рка, [[ходи́ть]] с [[напы́щенный, ва́жничатьRussian
  • stožer, potporanjSerbo-Croatian
  • stoltsera, spankuleraSwedish

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