nugget


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nug·get

 (nŭg′ĭt)
n.
1. A small, solid lump, especially of gold.
2. A small compact portion or unit: nuggets of information.

[Perhaps diminutive of English dialectal nug, lump.]

nugget

(ˈnʌɡɪt)
n
1. a small piece or lump, esp of gold in its natural state
2. something small but valuable or excellent
[C19: origin unknown]

Nugget

(ˈnʌɡɪt)
n
trademark shoe polish
vb
(tr; sometimes not capital) informal to shine (shoes)

nug•get

(ˈnʌg ɪt)

n.
1. a lump, esp. of native gold or other precious metal.
2. anything small but of great value or significance: nuggets of wisdom.
3. a small batter-fried piece of chicken or fish.
[1850–55; perhaps diminutive of obsolete nug small piece, akin to nog2; see -et]

nugget


Past participle: nuggetted
Gerund: nuggetting

Imperative
nugget
nugget
Present
I nugget
you nugget
he/she/it nuggets
we nugget
you nugget
they nugget
Preterite
I nuggetted
you nuggetted
he/she/it nuggetted
we nuggetted
you nuggetted
they nuggetted
Present Continuous
I am nuggetting
you are nuggetting
he/she/it is nuggetting
we are nuggetting
you are nuggetting
they are nuggetting
Present Perfect
I have nuggetted
you have nuggetted
he/she/it has nuggetted
we have nuggetted
you have nuggetted
they have nuggetted
Past Continuous
I was nuggetting
you were nuggetting
he/she/it was nuggetting
we were nuggetting
you were nuggetting
they were nuggetting
Past Perfect
I had nuggetted
you had nuggetted
he/she/it had nuggetted
we had nuggetted
you had nuggetted
they had nuggetted
Future
I will nugget
you will nugget
he/she/it will nugget
we will nugget
you will nugget
they will nugget
Future Perfect
I will have nuggetted
you will have nuggetted
he/she/it will have nuggetted
we will have nuggetted
you will have nuggetted
they will have nuggetted
Future Continuous
I will be nuggetting
you will be nuggetting
he/she/it will be nuggetting
we will be nuggetting
you will be nuggetting
they will be nuggetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nuggetting
you have been nuggetting
he/she/it has been nuggetting
we have been nuggetting
you have been nuggetting
they have been nuggetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nuggetting
you will have been nuggetting
he/she/it will have been nuggetting
we will have been nuggetting
you will have been nuggetting
they will have been nuggetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nuggetting
you had been nuggetting
he/she/it had been nuggetting
we had been nuggetting
you had been nuggetting
they had been nuggetting
Conditional
I would nugget
you would nugget
he/she/it would nugget
we would nugget
you would nugget
they would nugget
Past Conditional
I would have nuggetted
you would have nuggetted
he/she/it would have nuggetted
we would have nuggetted
you would have nuggetted
they would have nuggetted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nugget - a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earthnugget - a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earth
hunk, lump - a large piece of something without definite shape; "a hunk of bread"; "a lump of coal"

nugget

noun lump, piece, mass, chunk, clump, hunk Miners sifting gravel from the Yukon River in search of gold nuggets

nugget

noun
An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size:
Informal: hunk.
Translations
شَذْرَه من مَعْدَن
valoun
klump=-klump
hippu
aranyrög
moli
grynuolis
tīrradnis

nugget

[ˈnʌgɪt] N (Min) → pepita f
gold nuggetpepita de oro

nugget

[ˈnʌgɪt] n
[gold] → pépite f
[butter] → noix f
a nugget of information → un renseignement
a nugget of truth → une parcelle de vérité
(COOKERY) morceau de viande, de poisson ou de légume en beignet
chicken nuggets → nuggets de poulet

nugget

n (of gold etc)Klumpen m; (fig: of information, knowledge) → Brocken m, → Bröckchen nt

nugget

[ˈnʌgɪt] npepita

nugget

(ˈnagit) noun
a lump, especially of gold.
References in classic literature ?
Before a week was over he was to come across a large nugget of pure gold, the largest nugget that had ever been discovered, and bring it down to the coast in a waggon guarded by six mounted policemen.
That, however, will surprise you the less when I pause to declare that I have paid as much as four shillings and sixpence for half a loaf of execrable bread; that my mate and I, between us, seldom took more than a few pennyweights of gold-dust in any one day; and never once struck pick into nugget, big or little, though we had the mortification of inspecting the "mammoth masses" of which we found the papers full on landing, and which had brought the gold-fever to its height during our very voyage.
To give birth to an idea--to discover a great thought--an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain--plow had gone over before.
You have noticed this nugget I wear on my watch-chain, steward?
That's what those kangaroo-hunters call a nugget," boomed over my shoulder directly at the largest of the specimens.
I should melt it down into a nugget, and bring it home from the U.
That ring with the rough nugget on it was above it, and the twisted snake ring on the third finger.
Gold is already coming down, nuggets of it, and he is opening a depot to buy all the mahogany and ivory in the country.
The miners were in from Moseyed Creek and the other diggings to the west, the summer washing had been good, and the men's pouches were heavy with dust and nuggets.
From its open mouth poured a yellow stream of coarse gold-dust and nuggets.
She untied the mouth and ran out into my hand as pretty a stream of gold as I have ever seen--coarse gold, placer gold, some large dust, but mostly nuggets, and it was so fresh and rough that it scarcely showed signs of water-wash.
And then he strewed the table with the nuggets, stuffed ptarmigans, bead work and seal pelts of the returned Kiondiker, and began to prate to us of his millions.