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Definition of the noun acorn

What does acorn mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acorns

  1. fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base
    • examples: Then, they played Hide-and-Seek among the buttercups and daisies, until the little white rabbit wanted to play Find the Acorn. | And so the two little rabbits lived together happily in the big forest; eating dandelions, playing Jump The Daisies, Run Through The Clover and Find The Acorn all day long. | Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes. | From a small acorn grows a tall oak tree.
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: fruit = the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
    • part of: oak / oak tree = a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus
    • part: acorn cup / cupule = cup-shaped structure of hardened bracts at the base of an acorn

Alternative definition of the noun acorn


  1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  2. [nautical] A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  3. [context: zoology] See acorn-shell.


The acorn, or oak nut, is the nut of the oaks and their close relatives. It usually contains a single seed, enclosed in a tough, leathery shell, and borne in a cup-shaped cupule. Acorns vary from 1–6 cm long and 0.8–4 cm broad. Acorns take between about 6 and 24 months to mature; see List of Quercus species for details of oak classification, in which acorn morphology and phenology are important factors.


Acorn is a brewery / brand of beer.


"Acorn" is a musical album of The Mommyheads.

  • released in (26 years ago)


Acorn is a musical group.

  • albums: "Here & There & Back", "The First Album"


Acorn is a fictional character from the 978 film She Fell Among Thieves.


  1. Acorn a.k.a. Acorn, Arkansas is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Arkansas, United States, approximately 6 miles north of Mena. The town is located at the junction of U.S. Route 59, U.S. Route 71 and U.S. Route 270 in the northern part of the county. Though Acorn is only a three-way junction, it marks the end of three separate U.S. highway concurrencies: U.S. 59 & 71 from Texarkana, U.S. 59 & 270 from Heavener, Oklahoma, and U.S. 71 & 270 from "Y" City.
  2. Acorn a.k.a. Acorn, Virginia: Acorn is an unincorporated community in Westmoreland County, in the U. S. state of Virginia.

There are other places with in their name, like Acorn Bank Garden & Watermill.


Acorn, developed by CACI Limited in London, is a segmentation tool which categorises the United Kingdom’s population into demographic types. It has been built by analysing significant social factors and population behaviour to provide precise information and in-depth understanding of the different types of people and communities across the UK. Acorn segments households, postcodes and neighbourhoods into 6 categories, 18 groups and 62 types.

  • developer: CACI Limited

Phrases with Acorn

  1. acorn cup
  2. Acorn nut
  3. acorn tube
  4. Acorn Worms
  5. Acorn-Shell
  6. acorn squash
  7. acorn-shaped
  8. acorn barnacle
  9. Acorn Barnacles
  10. Acorn Buckwheat
  11. Acorn Peperomia
  12. Acorn Rams-Horn
  13. Acorn Hairysnail
  14. Acorn Woodpecker
  15. Ride a Horse Foaled by an Acorn

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Google previewChristian Ethics (2010)

Contemporary Issues and Options by Norman L. Geisler

An acorn is a potential oak tree, and an embryo is a potential human being. Yet a fetus has the potential to become...

However, a potential human is no more an actual human than an acorn is an oak tree. The legal argument. The Supreme ...

Google previewThe Life and Death Debate (1990)

Moral Issues of Our Time by James Porter Moreland, Norman L. Geisler

An acorn is a potential oak tree, and an embryo is a potential human being. Of course, a fetus has the potential to...

However, a potential human is no more an actual human than an acorn is an oak tree. 4. The Legal Argument The Supreme ...

Google previewTo examine the impact and effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, October 18, 2005.

1 ACORN is an acronym that stands for Association of Community Organizations for 22 Reform Now. We are a membership driven organization, and we focus on the issues and 23 concerns of low and moderate income people . We are a ...

Google previewWhitetail Savvy (2013)

New Research and Observations about America's Most Popular Big Game Animal by Leonard Lee Rue

The white oak acorn is the deer's favorite, owing to lower tannin levels. It takes at least fifteen years for an oak sapling to grow large enough to start to produce acorns. An oak must be at least thirty to forty years old before it matures and ...

Google previewLife's Dominion (2011)

An Argument About Abortion, Euthanasia, and Individual Freedom by Ronald Dworkin

The “pro-choice” world defends abortion by claiming that an embryo is no more a child than an acorn is an oak. Theological, moral, philosophical, and even sociological discussions of abortion almost all presume that people disagree about ...

Google previewContemporary Moral Problems (2005)

by James White

It is like arguing that because an acorn develops into an oak tree, therefore an acorn is an oak tree.

Google previewRethinking Ethics in the Midst of Violence (1993)

A Feminist Approach to Freedom by Linda A. Bell

Even those of us who recognize a Ictus in its earliest development as no more a full human being than a sprouting acorn is an oak tree may bemoan the numbers of abortions, particularly when we recognize the pain experienced by those who ...

Google previewLanguage, Mind, and Art (2013)

Essays in Appreciation and Analysis, in Honor of Paul Ziff by D. Jamieson

an acorn is an oak tree because oak trees grow out of acorns, or that a monarchy is as good as a democracy because the democracy arose or evolved from the monarchy. These are textbook fallacies, and Berger should have realized that ...

Google previewGeodemographics, GIS and Neighbourhood Targeting (2005)

by Richard Harris, Peter Sleight, Richard Webber

To answer these questions a highly novel approach was adopted and used to attribute a price-sensitivity index to ACORN classes of neighbourhood type ( ACORN is a commercial geodemographic classification). From existing knowledge of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2008)

by Robert W. Kolb

ACORN staff members do not select community- organizing goals. Seventy-five percent of all funding comes from members and from member activities, including dues and fund-raising events. ACORN also accepts government funding for ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013)

by Andrew Smith

Both of these trees will provide an abundant crop of acorns in the fall, but the white oak acorn only requires one growing season to mature and the red oak two . Another noteworthy difference is that red acorns have about five times the tannic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Energy-efficient Building Design (1977)

391 Practical Case Studies by Kaiman Lee


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Scrabble value of A1C3O1R1N1

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