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also do·nut  (dō′nŭt′, -nət)
1. A small ring-shaped cake made of rich, light dough that is fried in deep fat.
2. Something whose form is reminiscent of a ring-shaped cake.
3. A fast, tight 360° turn made in a motor vehicle or motorized boat.

[dough + earlier nut, a small rounded cake or cookie; see nut.]
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(ˈdəʊnʌt) or


1. (Cookery) a small cake of sweetened dough, often ring-shaped or spherical with a jam or cream filling, cooked in hot fat
2. (Nuclear Physics) anything shaped like a ring, such as the reaction vessel of a thermonuclear reactor
vb, -nuts, -nutting or -nutted
(Parliamentary Procedure) (tr) informal (of Members of Parliament) to surround (a speaker) during the televising of Parliament to give the impression that the chamber is crowded or the speaker is well supported
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or do•nut

(ˈdoʊ nət, -ˌnʌt)

1. a small, usu. ring-shaped cake of sweetened dough fried in deep fat.
2. any thick, ring-shaped object; toroid.
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Past participle: doughnutted
Gerund: doughnutting

I doughnut
you doughnut
he/she/it doughnuts
we doughnut
you doughnut
they doughnut
I doughnutted
you doughnutted
he/she/it doughnutted
we doughnutted
you doughnutted
they doughnutted
Present Continuous
I am doughnutting
you are doughnutting
he/she/it is doughnutting
we are doughnutting
you are doughnutting
they are doughnutting
Present Perfect
I have doughnutted
you have doughnutted
he/she/it has doughnutted
we have doughnutted
you have doughnutted
they have doughnutted
Past Continuous
I was doughnutting
you were doughnutting
he/she/it was doughnutting
we were doughnutting
you were doughnutting
they were doughnutting
Past Perfect
I had doughnutted
you had doughnutted
he/she/it had doughnutted
we had doughnutted
you had doughnutted
they had doughnutted
I will doughnut
you will doughnut
he/she/it will doughnut
we will doughnut
you will doughnut
they will doughnut
Future Perfect
I will have doughnutted
you will have doughnutted
he/she/it will have doughnutted
we will have doughnutted
you will have doughnutted
they will have doughnutted
Future Continuous
I will be doughnutting
you will be doughnutting
he/she/it will be doughnutting
we will be doughnutting
you will be doughnutting
they will be doughnutting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been doughnutting
you have been doughnutting
he/she/it has been doughnutting
we have been doughnutting
you have been doughnutting
they have been doughnutting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been doughnutting
you will have been doughnutting
he/she/it will have been doughnutting
we will have been doughnutting
you will have been doughnutting
they will have been doughnutting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been doughnutting
you had been doughnutting
he/she/it had been doughnutting
we had been doughnutting
you had been doughnutting
they had been doughnutting
I would doughnut
you would doughnut
he/she/it would doughnut
we would doughnut
you would doughnut
they would doughnut
Past Conditional
I would have doughnutted
you would have doughnutted
he/she/it would have doughnutted
we would have doughnutted
you would have doughnutted
they would have doughnutted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doughnut - a toroidal shapedoughnut - a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
fairy circle, fairy ring - a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium
toroid - the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus
2.doughnut - a small ring-shaped friedcakedoughnut - a small ring-shaped friedcake  
friedcake - small cake in the form of a ring or twist or ball or strip fried in deep fat
raised doughnut - a doughnut made light with yeast rather than baking powder
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دَوْناتفَطيرَه مَقْلِيَّه
donathalka lokmatatlı çörek
bánh rán


[ˈdəʊnʌt] Ndonut ® m, dona f (LAm)
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[ˈdəʊnʌt] donut (US) nbeignet m
a jam doughnut → un beignet à la confiture
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donut (Am) [ˈdəʊnʌt] nkrapfen m inv, bombolone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


1. noun a mass of flour moistened and kneaded but not baked.
2. (slang) money.
ˈdoughnut (-nat) , ((American) -nət) noun
a ring-shaped cake, with a hole in the middle, fried in fat.
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دَوْنات kobliha doughnut Doughnut ντόνατ donut, rosquilla donitsi beignet krafna ciambella ドーナツ 도넛 donut smultring pączek donut, rosquinha пончик munk ขนมโดนัท tatlı çörek bánh rán 炸面圈
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References in classic literature ?
She offered him her thimble, and he flung it down; she offered him all the doughnuts she had, which was two, and he flung them down; she offered him half a paper of pins, worth forty ravens, and he made a mouth at her and jabbed one of them in the raven's back.
We busted it up, and chased the children up the hollow; but we never got anything but some doughnuts and jam, though Ben Rogers got a rag doll, and Jo Harper got a hymn-book and a tract; and then the teacher charged in, and made us drop everything and cut.
On the contrary, having always fed heartily on pumpkin-pies, doughnuts, Indian puddings, and other Puritan dainties, she was as round and plump as a pudding herself.
Also I made pores for porous plasters and high-grade holes for doughnuts and buttons.
She asked Peter to wait a moment, and when she came back from the kitchen she brought a bag of sandwiches and doughnuts for us.
The participants in it, instead of freighting an ungainly steam ferry--boat with youth and beauty and pies and doughnuts, and paddling up some obscure creek to disembark upon a grassy lawn and wear themselves out with a long summer day's laborious frolicking under the impression that it was fun, were to sail away in a great steamship with flags flying and cannon pealing, and take a royal holiday beyond the broad ocean in many a strange clime and in many a land renowned in history!
At a table he sat and consumed beefsteak, flapjacks, doughnuts and pie.
And we had fruit cake and pound cake and doughnuts and two kinds of preserves, Marilla.
She set the lamp on the table, and he saw that it was carefully laid for supper, with fresh doughnuts, stewed blueberries and his favourite pickles in a dish of gay red glass.
Ah' when he gets back to Milpitas, or Sleepy Hollow, or wherever he hangs out, an' tells how the boys does things in Oakland, it's dollars to doughnuts they won't be a rube in his district that'd come to town to drive if they offered ten dollars an hour."
"Otherwise," said he, "I shall have no choice but to marry a certain merchant's daughter in Moscow, in order that I may keep my vow to deprive my nephew of the inheritance.--Then he pressed five hundred roubles into my hand--to buy myself some bonbons, as he phrased it--and wound up by saying that in the country I should grow as fat as a doughnut or a cheese rolled in butter; that at the present moment he was extremely busy; and that, deeply engaged in business though he had been all day, he had snatched the present opportunity of paying me a visit.
"Don't care if you are; you'd better mind yourself, and tell how you took away my strap, and kept the biggest doughnut, and didn't draw fair when we had the truck."