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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. a whimsically eccentric person
  4. half the width of an em
  5. gather nuts
  6. a small square or hexagonal metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
  7. goddess of the sky
  8. usually large hard- shelled seed
  9. a small ( usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
  10. Egyptian goddess of the sky
  11. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; " a golf addict"; " a car nut"; " a news junkie"
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. The tumbler of a gunlock.
  15. A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.
  16. To gather nuts.
  17. Dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. To gather nuts:- pr. p. nutting; pa. p. nutted.
  21. Fruit consisting of a kernel in a shell; small block screwed on a bolt.
  22. A fruit consisting of a kernel or seed enclosed in a woody shell.
  23. A small block of wood or metal having an internal screw thread.
  24. The fruit of certain trees consisting of a kernel inclosed in a hard shell; a small block of metal or wood containing a concave or female screw; the projection near the eye of an anchor.
  25. 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.
  26. A dry, hard, indehiscent one- celled fruit.
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Quotes of nut

  1. I couldn't care less about who sees my bits... My friends asked how I could do scenes like that and not get excited, but it wasn't like that. My bits looked the size of a cashew nut – Colin Farrell
  2. Paul is a very creative artist but I'm more that thorough, meticulous, disciplined nut – Art Garfunkel
  3. Actually, I've been a fanatical health nut for five years. – Jerome Hines
  4. Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground. – David Icke
  5. I am not a madman or a nut – Abdul Qadeer Khan
  6. I'd retired for about six or seven years. Coming back to the business, I found that I was sort of not quite a has -been, and it wasn't a new career, it was just kind of difficult to crack the nut so to speak. – Julie London
  7. I'm a lifelong Disney nut – Leonard Maltin
  8. You can eliminate, for example, a Brazil nut gene if you know that it will create an allergenic effect. – Jeremy Rifkin
  9. My ship was also in better condition than when she sailed from Boston on her long voyage. She was still as sound as a nut and as tight as the best ship afloat. She did not leak a drop- not one drop! – Joshua Slocum
  10. Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel. – Charles Spurgeon
  11. When you hire me, you hire a nut who is going to work 24 hours a day for you and never, ever burn his audience. – Howard Stern
  12. In a good play every speech should be as fully flavoured as a nut or apple. – John Millington Synge
  13. Spector is a good guy, but he's a nut Ha, ha, ha! You know, I love him, but he's unpredictable. He's OK as long as he don't drink. – Ike Turner

Usage examples for nut

  1. Here it is in a nut shell: if I marry you now, I'm a ruined man." – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. " But tell us about the candle- nut tree," said I. " You were talking about it." – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. 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
  4. Ree and John examined the frail boat of bitter- nut hickory bark, with much interest. – Far Past the Frontier by James A. Braden
  5. 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
  6. But while he can get as hot under the collar as anyone I ever saw, and twice as quick, he don't go clear off his nut any of the time. – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  7. 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
  8. You must be a tough nut – The Man from Jericho by Edwin Carlile Litsey
  9. " Laugh, you crazy nut – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. You reckollect, jedge, says William, that the waggin wheel is held onto the exle with a big nut – Remarks by Bill Nye
  13. 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
  14. Now Nut Kut lowered him quickly- holding him before his own red eyes. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  15. 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
  16. Widout a nut and ready to be laughed at? – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Well, what do you think that crazy nut has pulled off now? – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. 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

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