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NUT (nutted, nutting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Nut mean? 

NUT (noun)
  The noun NUT has 7 senses:

1. usually large hard-shelled seed
2. Egyptian goddess of the sky
3. a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
4. half the width of an em
5. a whimsically eccentric person
6. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
7. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

  Familiarity information: NUT used as a noun is common.


NUT (verb)
  The verb NUT has 1 sense:

1. gather nuts

  Familiarity information: NUT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NUT (noun)


Sense 1nut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Usually large hard-shelled seed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

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

seed (a small hard fruit)

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

nutlet (a small nut)

palm kernel; palm nut (see o any oil palm)

mast (nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground; used especially as food for swine)

cola nut; kola nut (bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract)

cedar nut; cembra nut (the seed of the Swiss pine)

edible nut (a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell)


Sense 2Nut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Egyptian goddess of the sky

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Egyptian deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians)


Sense 3nut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

block (a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides))

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

hex nut (a nut with a hexagonal shape)

locknut; safety nut (supplementary nut that is screwed down on a primary nut to prevent it from loosening)

square nut (nut with a square shape)

packing nut; stuffing nut (a nut used to tighten a stuffing box)

butterfly nut; thumbnut; wing nut; wing screw; wing-nut (a threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning)

Holonyms ("nut" is a part of...):

nut and bolt (a fastener made by screwing a nut onto a threaded bolt)


Sense 4nut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Half the width of an em

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

en; nut

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

linear unit (a unit of measurement of length)

Holonyms ("nut" is a part of...):

em; pica; pica em (a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing)


Sense 5nut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A whimsically eccentric person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

screwball; nutcase; nut case; fruitcake; crackpot; crank; nut

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

eccentric; eccentric person; flake; geek; oddball (a person with an unusual or odd personality)


Sense 6nut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

addict; junky; junkie; freak; nut

Context examples:

a golf addict / a car nut / a bodybuilding freak / a news junkie

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

enthusiast; partisan; partizan (an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity)

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

gym rat (someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa)


Sense 7nut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

testis; ballock; bollock; testicle; orchis; egg; ball; nut

Context example:

she kicked him in the balls and got away

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

gonad; sex gland (a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced)

male reproductive gland (the reproductive organs of a man)

Meronyms (parts of "nut"):

spermatic cord (a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves)

ductus deferens; vas deferens (a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct)

rete testis (network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia)

epididymis (a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens)

seminiferous tubule (any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature)

testicular vein; vena testicularis (a vein from the testicles)

arteria testicularis; internal spermatic artery; testicular artery (a branch of the aorta supplying the testicles)

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

undescended testicle; undescended testis (a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops)

cobblers (a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball))

Holonyms ("nut" is a part of...):

family jewels; male genital organ; male genitalia; male genitals (external male sex organs)

male reproductive system (the reproductive system of males)


NUT (verb)


Sense 1nut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather nuts

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "nut" is one way to...):

collect; garner; gather; pull together (assemble or get together)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

In the summer they like to go out and nut


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