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nut

 (nŭt)
n.
1.
a. An indehiscent fruit having a single seed enclosed in a hard shell, such as an acorn or hazelnut.
b. The usually edible seed of such a fruit.
c. Any of various other usually edible seeds enclosed in a hard covering such as a seed coat or the stone of a drupe, as in a pine nut, peanut, almond, or walnut.
2. Slang
a. A crazy or eccentric person.
b. An enthusiast; a buff: a movie nut.
3. Informal A difficult endeavor or problem: Painting the closet was a tough nut to crack.
4. Slang The human head.
5. Music
a. A ridge of wood at the top of the fingerboard or neck of a stringed instrument, over which the strings pass.
b. A device at the lower end of the bow for a stringed instrument, used for tightening the hairs.
6. A small block of metal or wood with a central, threaded hole that is designed to fit around and secure a bolt or screw.
7. Slang
a. The cost of launching a business venture.
b. The operating expenses of a theater, theatrical production, or similar enterprise: "The [theater] has simply failed to attract enough paying customers per week to meet its nut" (Variety).
8. Vulgar Slang A testicle.
intr.v. nut·ted, nut·ting, nuts
1. To gather or hunt for nuts.
2. Vulgar Slang To ejaculate.

[Middle English nute, from Old English hnutu.]

nut

(nʌt)
n
1. (Botany) a dry one-seeded indehiscent fruit that usually possesses a woody wall
2. (not in technical use) any similar fruit, such as the walnut, having a hard shell and an edible kernel
3. (Botany) the edible kernel of such a fruit
4. slang
a. an eccentric person
b. a person who is mentally disturbed
5. a slang word for head1
6. do one's nut slang Brit to be extremely angry; go into a rage
7. off one's nut slang mad, crazy, or foolish
8. a person or thing that presents difficulties (esp in the phrase a tough or hard nut to crack)
9. (Mechanical Engineering) a small square or hexagonal block, usually metal, with a threaded hole through the middle for screwing on the end of a bolt
10. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a variously shaped small metal block, usually a wedge or hexagonal prism (originally an ordinary engineer's nut) with a wire or rope loop attached, for jamming into a crack to provide security. Also called: chock
11. (Instruments) music
a. the ledge or ridge at the upper end of the fingerboard of a violin, cello, etc, over which the strings pass to the tuning pegs
b. the end of a violin bow that is held by the player
12. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another word for en
13. (Cookery) a small usually gingery biscuit
14. Brit a small piece of coal
vb, nuts, nutting or nutted
15. (intr) to gather nuts
16. (tr) slang to butt (someone) with the head
[Old English hnutu; related to Old Norse hnot, Old High German hnuz (German Nuss)]
ˈnutˌlike adj

NUT

(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Education) National Union of Teachers

nut

(nʌt)

n., v. nut•ted, nut•ting. n.
1. a dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell.
2. the kernel itself.
3. a hard, indehiscent, one-seeded fruit, as the chestnut or the acorn.
4. a block, usu. of metal, perforated with a threaded hole so that it can be screwed down on a bolt to hold together objects through which the bolt passes.
5. Slang. a devotee or zealot.
6. Slang.
a. a foolish, silly, or eccentric person.
b. an insane person.
7. Often, nuts.Slang: Usu. Vulgar. the testicles.
8.
a. the operating expenses of a commercial enterprise, usu. figured weekly; break-even point.
b. the total cost of financing a venture.
9. (in an instrument of the violin family) a ledge at the upper end of the fingerboard over which the strings pass.
v.i.
10. to seek for or gather nuts.
Idioms:
a hard or tough nut to crack,
a. a difficult problem.
b. a person difficult to understand or convince.
[before 900; Middle English nute, Old English hnutu; c. Middle Dutch note, neute (Dutch noot), Old High German (h)nuz (German Nuss), Old Norse hnot]

nut


Past participle: nutted
Gerund: nutting

Imperative
nut
nut
Present
I nut
you nut
he/she/it nuts
we nut
you nut
they nut
Preterite
I nutted
you nutted
he/she/it nutted
we nutted
you nutted
they nutted
Present Continuous
I am nutting
you are nutting
he/she/it is nutting
we are nutting
you are nutting
they are nutting
Present Perfect
I have nutted
you have nutted
he/she/it has nutted
we have nutted
you have nutted
they have nutted
Past Continuous
I was nutting
you were nutting
he/she/it was nutting
we were nutting
you were nutting
they were nutting
Past Perfect
I had nutted
you had nutted
he/she/it had nutted
we had nutted
you had nutted
they had nutted
Future
I will nut
you will nut
he/she/it will nut
we will nut
you will nut
they will nut
Future Perfect
I will have nutted
you will have nutted
he/she/it will have nutted
we will have nutted
you will have nutted
they will have nutted
Future Continuous
I will be nutting
you will be nutting
he/she/it will be nutting
we will be nutting
you will be nutting
they will be nutting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nutting
you have been nutting
he/she/it has been nutting
we have been nutting
you have been nutting
they have been nutting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nutting
you will have been nutting
he/she/it will have been nutting
we will have been nutting
you will have been nutting
they will have been nutting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nutting
you had been nutting
he/she/it had been nutting
we had been nutting
you had been nutting
they had been nutting
Conditional
I would nut
you would nut
he/she/it would nut
we would nut
you would nut
they would nut
Past Conditional
I would have nutted
you would have nutted
he/she/it would have nutted
we would have nutted
you would have nutted
they would have nutted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nut - usually large hard-shelled seednut - usually large hard-shelled seed  
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
cedar nut, cembra nut - the seed of the Swiss pine
cola nut, kola nut - bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract
mast - nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground
palm kernel, palm nut - seed of any oil palm
seed - a small hard fruit
nutlet - a small nut
2.Nut - Egyptian goddess of the sky
3.nut - a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
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
nut and bolt - a fastener made by screwing a nut onto a threaded bolt
square nut - nut with a square shape
packing nut, stuffing nut - a nut used to tighten a stuffing box
butterfly nut, thumbnut, wing screw, wing-nut, wing nut - a threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning
4.nut - half the width of an em
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
pica em, em, pica - a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
5.nut - a whimsically eccentric personnut - a whimsically eccentric person  
eccentric, eccentric person, oddball, flake, geek - a person with an unusual or odd personality
6.nut - someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addictionnut - someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie"
enthusiast, partizan, partisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
gym rat - someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa
7.nut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgensnut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
arteria testicularis, internal spermatic artery, testicular artery - a branch of the aorta supplying the testicles
testicular vein, vena testicularis - a vein from the testicles
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
seminiferous tubule - any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
gonad, sex gland - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
cobblers - a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)
male reproductive gland - the reproductive organs of a man
undescended testicle, undescended testis - a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops; "undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"
epididymis - a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
rete testis - network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia
ductus deferens, vas deferens - a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
spermatic cord - a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves
Verb1.nut - gather nuts
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"

nut

noun
1. kernel, stone, seed, pip Nuts are a good source of vitamin E.
2. (Slang) fanatic, addict, enthusiast, freak, buff (informal), devotee a football nut who spends thousands of pounds travelling to watch games
3. (Slang) madman, eccentric, flake (slang, chiefly U.S.), psycho (slang), crank (informal), lunatic, maniac, loony (slang), nutter (Brit. slang), oddball (informal), crackpot (informal), basket case (slang), wacko (slang), nutcase (slang), headcase (informal), headbanger (slang) Some nut with a gun walked in and just opened fire on the diners. (Slang)
4. head, skull, noggin He took a bottle and smashed me over the nut.
nuts and bolts essentials, basics, fundamentals, nitty-gritty (informal), practicalities, ins and outs, details Social skills are the nuts and bolts of social interaction.

Nuts

almond, beech nut, brazil nut, butternut, cashew, chestnut, chinquapin, chincapin, or chinkapin, coco de mer, dwarf chestnut, earthnut or pignut, hazelnut, filbert, cobnut, or cob, macadamia or Queensland nut, marron, peanut, monkey nut, or groundnut, pecan, pine nut or pine kernel, pistachio, quandong, walnut

nut

noun
1. Slang. A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy:
Informal: crank, loon, loony.
2. Slang. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity:
Informal: buff, fan, fiend.
Slang: freak.
3. Slang. The uppermost part of the body:
Translations
جَوّزَةٌصَمُولَةٌصَمولَه، عَزْقَهمُكَسَّرات: جَوز، لَوز، بُنْدُق
ořechmatkamatice
nødmøtrik
mutteripähkinäpallipöljäkaali
maticaorahorašasti plod
anyaanyacsavarbolond emberdiófej
kacang
hnetahnota
ナッツナット
견과너트
nux
labai trumpairiešutasriešuto kevalasriešutų spaustukaiveržlė
riekstsuzgrieznisuzmava
matica
orehmatica vijaka
nötgalenmutter
แป้นเกลียวของสลักถั่ว
cevizcivata somunufındık fıstıksert kabuklu meyvesomun
đai ốcđậuhạt

nut

[nʌt]
A. N
1. (Tech) → tuerca f
the nuts and bolts of a schemelos aspectos prácticos de un proyecto
2. (Bot) → nuez f
to be a hard or tough nut it's a hard or tough nut to crackes un hueso duro de roer
he's a tough nutes un tipo duro
3. (= head) → coco m
to do one's nut (Brit) → salirse de sus casillas
to be off one's nutestar chiflado or chalado
you must be off your nut!¿tú estás chalado o qué?
4. (= crazy person) → chiflado/a m/f, chalado/a m/f
5. nuts (= testicles) → cojones mpl, huevos mpl
6. nuts!¡narices!
B. CPD nut chocolate Nchocolate m de nueces
nut tree N (= hazel) → avellano m; (= walnut) → nogal m

nut

[ˈnʌt]
n
(= fruit) terme générique désignant les noix, noisettes, etc (= walnut) → noix f (= hazelnut) → noisette f (= peanut) → cacahuète f
a tough nut to crack (= difficult problem) → un casse-tête
(made of metal)écrou m
nuts and bolts → écrous et boulons
the nuts and bolts of sth (fig)les détails pratiques de qch
(= crazy person) → cinglé(e) m/f
(= fanatic) a football nut → un(e) fana mf de foot
a health-food nut → un(e) fana mf de diététique
modif
[chocolate] → aux noisettes
to have a nut allergy → être allergique aux noix
nut cutlet → galette f végétarienne (à base de cacahuètes, noix, etc)
vt (British) (= headbutt) → donner un coup de boule à

nut

n
(Bot) → Nuss f; (of coal)kleines Stück; a packet of nuts and raisinseine Tüte Studentenfutter; a hard or tough nut to crack (fig)eine harte Nuss
(inf: = head) → Nuss f (inf), → Birne f (inf); use your nut!streng deinen Grips an! (inf); to be off one’s nutnicht ganz bei Trost sein (inf), → spinnen (inf); to go off one’s nutdurchdrehen (inf); to do one’s nut (Brit inf) → durchdrehen (inf) ? also nuts
(inf: = person) → Spinner(in) m(f) (inf); he’s a tough nut (inf)er ist ein harter or zäher Brocken (inf)
(inf: = enthusiast) → Fan m, → Freak m (inf); computer nutComputerfreak m (inf); to be a car/football nutautonärrisch/fußballverrückt sein (inf)
(Mech) → (Schrauben)mutter f; the nuts and bolts of a theorydie Grundbestandteile einer Theorie
nuts pl (sl: = testicles) → Eier pl (sl)

nut

:
nutbrown
adjnussbraun
nutcase
n (inf)Spinner(in) m(f) (inf)
nutcracker
n, nutcrackers
plNussknacker m
nuthatch
nKleiber m
nuthouse
n (inf, lit, fig) → Irrenhaus nt (inf); (lit also)Klapsmühle f (inf)
nutmeg
n
(= spice)Muskat (→ nuss f) m; (also nutmeg tree)Muskatnussbaum m
(Ftbl inf: = play of ball through opponent’s legs) → Tunneln nt; nut!super (inf)or endgeil (sl)getunnelt
vt (Ftbl inf) → tunneln; to nut the goaliedem Torwart durch die Hosenträger spielen (inf)

nut

[nʌt]
1. n
a. (Bot) → noce f (or nocciola or mandorla ) (no generic term in Italian) nuts nplfrutta sg secca
a bag of mixed nuts → un sacchetto di frutta secca mista
b. (Tech) → dado (Mountaineering) → nut m inv
c. (fam) (head) → zucca
he is off his nut → gli manca una rotella, è svitato
d. (fam) (person) → pazzo/a, matto/a
2. adj (chocolate) → alle noci (or alla nocciola or alla mandorla )
see also nuts

nut

(nat) noun
1. a fruit consisting of a single seed in a hard shell. a hazel-nut; a walnut.
2. a small round piece of metal with a hole through it, for screwing on the end of a bolt to hold pieces of wood, metal etc together. a nut and bolt.
ˈnutty adjective
1. containing, or tasting of, nuts. a nutty flavour.
2. a slang word for mad. He's quite nutty.
ˈnutcracker noun
(usually in plural) an instrument for cracking nuts open. a pair of nutcrackers.
ˈnutshell noun
the hard covering of a nut.
in a nutshell
expressed, described etc very briefly. I'll tell you the story in a nutshell.

nut

جَوّزَةٌ, صَمُولَةٌ matka, ořech møtrik, nød Mutter, Nuss ξηρός καρπός, παξιμάδι fruto seco, tuerca mutteri, pähkinä écrou, noix matica, orašasti plod dado, noce ナッツ, ナット 견과, 너트 moer, noot mutter, nøtt nakrętka, orzech noz, porca гайка, орех mutter, nöt แป้นเกลียวของสลัก, ถั่ว fındık fıstık, vida somunu đai ốc, hạt 坚果, 螺母

nut

n. nuez; [mad] loco-a, maniático-a; [screw] tuerca.

nut

n nuez f
References in classic literature ?
A little more sunshine to ripen the nut, then, not a boy's impatient shake, but a man's hand reached up to pick it gently from the burr, and find the kernal sound and sweet.
Here and there a bird was heard fluttering among the branches of the beeches, and occasionally a squirrel dropped a nut, drawing the startled looks of the party for a moment to the place; but the instant the casual interruption ceased, the passing air was heard murmuring above their heads, along that verdant and undulating surface of forest, which spread itself unbroken, unless by stream or lake, over such a vast region of country.
A squirrel, from the lofty depths of his domestic tree, chattered either in anger or merriment -- for the squirrel is such a choleric and humorous little personage, that it is hard to distinguish between his moods -- so he chattered at the child, and flung down a nut upon her bead.
On pretence of adjusting the saddle, he adroitly slipped under it the sharp little nut, in such a manner that the least weight brought upon the saddle would annoy the nervous sensibilities of the animal, without leaving any perceptible graze or wound.
Well, a man that is packed away like that is a nut that isn't worth the cracking, there is so little of the meat, when you get down to it, by comparison with the shell.
This here one he's called Nut an' this here other one's called Shell.
The supper was excellent; and though the Castle was rather subject to dry-rot insomuch that it tasted like a bad nut, and though the pig might have been farther off, I was heartily pleased with my whole entertainment.
However, an unlucky school-boy aimed a hazel nut directly at my head, which very narrowly missed me; otherwise it came with so much violence, that it would have infallibly knocked out my brains, for it was almost as large as a small pumpkin, but I had the satisfaction to see the young rogue well beaten, and turned out of the room.
They boast and chatter and pretend that they are a great people about to do great affairs in the jungle, but the falling of a nut turns their minds to laughter and all is forgotten.
When she had washed up the next evening she bit the second nut, and there was a still more beautiful dress inside.
All these different products are afforded before the nut is formed, and while it is green it contains a delicious cooling water; with these nuts they store their gelves, and it is the only provision of water which is made in this country.
WHEN Timmy and Goody Tiptoes came to the nut thicket, they found other squirrels were there already.