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DOUGHNUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does doughnut mean? 

DOUGHNUT (noun)
  The noun DOUGHNUT has 2 senses:

1. a toroidal shape
2. a small ring-shaped friedcake

  Familiarity information: DOUGHNUT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOUGHNUT (noun)


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Meaning:

A toroidal shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

anchor ring; annulus; anulus; doughnut; halo; ring

Context examples:

a ring of ships in the harbor / a halo of smoke

Hypernyms ("doughnut" is a kind of...):

toroid (the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "doughnut"):

fairy circle; fairy ring (a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium)


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Meaning:

A small ring-shaped friedcake

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

donut; sinker; doughnut

Hypernyms ("doughnut" is a kind of...):

friedcake (small cake in the form of a ring or twist or ball or strip fried in deep fat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "doughnut"):

raised doughnut (a doughnut made light with yeast rather than baking powder)


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