Definitions of nut

  1. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; " a golf addict"; " a car nut"; " a control freak"
  2. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; " she kicked him in the balls and got away"
  3. half the width of an em
  4. gather nuts
  5. a small square or hexagonal metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
  6. goddess of the sky
  7. usually large hard- shelled seed
  8. a small ( usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
  9. Egyptian goddess of the sky
  10. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; " a golf addict"; " a car nut"; " a news junkie"
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The tumbler of a gunlock.
  14. A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.
  15. To gather nuts.
  16. The fruit of certain trees, consisting of a kernel inclosed in a hard shell; the kernel; a piece of metal with a threaded hole for screwing on to the end of a bolt; slang, a foolish person.
  17. The fruit of certain trees, consisting of a kernel in a hard shell: a small block of metal for screwing on the end of a bolt.
  18. To gather nuts:- pr. p. nutting; pa. p. nutted.
  19. Fruit consisting of a kernel in a shell; small block screwed on a bolt.
  20. A fruit consisting of a kernel or seed enclosed in a woody shell.
  21. A small block of wood or metal having an internal screw thread.
  22. A fruit, consisting of a kernel, enclosed in a hard shell; in bot., a bony pericarp containing a single seed, to which it is not closely attached; a piece of metal grooved for screwing on the end of a bolt.

Usage examples for nut

  1. And there you are, says I. Been rackin' your nut to dig up something kind and generous to do for him, ain't you! – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford
  2. I noticed that they did not depend upon the eye to find the nuts; they did not look the branches over from some lower branch as you and I would have done; they explored the branches one by one, running out to the end, and, if the nut was there, seized it and came swiftly down. – The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers by John Burroughs
  3. " Laugh, you crazy nut! – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  4. Mary Stuart, reaching for a flower, saw at her feet what she took for a fallen coco- nut, and stooped to pick it up, and then screamed aloud and sat down suddenly with a sick, white face. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  5. In front of the fort there is a small island called Nut Island. – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  6. Grey, of all shades, from light blue to butter- nut, was the universal colour. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  7. At first he would not listen to them, but after a while he flew into the top of a betel- nut tree near by, and when he caught sight of her, he flew into the tree above her head. – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole
  8. Then the Malaki Tuangun prepared a betel- nut for his guest. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  9. Ree and John examined the frail boat of bitter- nut hickory bark, with much interest. – Far Past the Frontier by James A. Braden
  10. They have also a kind of wax- nut, about the size of a dried plum of which they make candles by running a stick through several of them. – Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific by Gabriel Franchere
  11. You reckollect, jedge, says William, that the waggin wheel is held onto the exle with a big nut. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  12. Here it is in a nut- shell: if I marry you now, I'm a ruined man." – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  13. Widout a nut, and ready to be laughed at? – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  14. " But tell us about the candle- nut tree," said I. " You were talking about it." – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  15. Well, what do you think that crazy nut has pulled off now? – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  16. If there are any nut trees, which still retain their nuts, standing at a distance without the wood, their paths often lead directly to and from them. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  17. If you have no tree near the house you might fasten a cord across the outer frame of your window and tie the pieces of nut to that. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher