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Definition of the noun gut

What does gut mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: guts

  1. the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonyms of gut: bowel / intestine
    • more generic terms: internal organ / viscus = a main organ that is situated inside the body
    • more specific terms:
      • small intestine = the longest part of the alimentary canal
      • large intestine = beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum
    • part of: abdomen / belly / stomach / venter = the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    • part: hindgut = the caudal part of the alimentary canal in vertebrate embryos
  2. a narrow channel or strait
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic word: channel = a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
  3. a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of gut: catgut
    • more generic word: cord = a line made of twisted fibers or threads
    • substance of: suture = thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together

Alternative definition of the noun gut


  1. The alimentary canal, especially the intestine; innards.
  2. [informal] The abdomen of a person, especially one that is enlarged
  3. [uncountable] The intestines of an animal used to make strings of a tennis racket or violin, etc.

Definition of the adjective gut

What does gut mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Made of gut, e.g., a violin with gut strings
  2. Instinctive, e.g., a gut reaction

Definition of the verb gut

What does gut mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gutted | gutting | guts

  1. empty completely; destroy the inside of
    • example: Gut the building
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: empty = make void or empty of contents
  2. remove the guts of


Gut is a German grindcore band, often credited as fathers of pornogrind, and known for their over-the-top vocals and morbid, pornographic imagery. Natalie Purcell, in her book Death Metal Music: The Passion and Politics of a Subculture, suggests that pornogrind is defined solely on the basis of its lyrical content and unique imagery, its focus on pornographic content. Purcell does note, however, that bands like Gut include "simpler, slower, and more rock-like songs".

  • genres: Pornogrind, Grindcore
  • albums: "The Cumback 2006", "The Singles Collection", "Odour of Torture", "Pimps of Gore", "Pussyfied / Assyfied", "Drowning in Female Excrements (Demo)", "Hyper-Intestinal Vulva Desecration", "Girls on Acid / Masters of Gore", "Gut / Morphea", "Yellow Tea for Free / Hooker Ballett", "Gigolo Warfare / Untitled"


Who is Gut?

Gut a.k.a. Jacques Gut is a production designer and film art director.


Gut a.k.a. güt is a record label.


Gut a.k.a. Gutersloh Airport is an Airport in Germany.


  1. Gut is a peer-reviewed medical journal on gastroenterology and hepatology. It is the journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology and is published by the BMJ Group, which is a subsidiary of the British Medical Association. Gut has been published since 1960 and focuses on articles and original research about the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, and biliary tract.
  2. Gut or kut, also spelled goot, is the ritual performed by Korean mu in the tradition of Sinism, involving offerings a sacrifices to the gods and ancestor worship, rhythmic movements, songs, oracles and prayers. The main varieties of the gut are naerim-gut, dodang-gut and ssitgim-gut.
  3. Gut a.k.a. Gat: A gat is a strait that is constantly eroded by currents flowing back and forth, such as tidal currents. It is usually a relatively narrow but deep passage between land masses or shallow bars in an area of mudflats. A gat is sometimes a shallower passage on lagoon coasts, including those without any tidal range.
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  4. Gut a.k.a. RAF Gütersloh: Royal Air Force Station Gütersloh, more commonly known as RAF Gütersloh, was a Royal Air Force Germany military airfield, the nearest Royal Air Force airfield to the East/West German border, in the vicinity of the town of Gütersloh. It was constructed by the Germans prior to World War II. The station was captured by the Americans in April 1945 and was handed over to the RAF in June 1945 as Headquarters No. 2 Group RAF.
    • also known as RAF Gutersloh
  5. Gut: A gut is narrow coastal body of water, a channel or strait, usually one that is subject to strong tidal currents flowing back and forth. Many guts are straits but some are at a river mouths where tidal currents are strong. The comparatively large quantities of water that flow quite quickly through a gut can cause heavy erosion that results in a channel deeper than the rest of the surrounding seabed, and the currents may present a hazard to ships and boats at times.
  6. Gut a.k.a. The Maléku Jaíka language, also called Guatuso, is an indigenous language of north central Costa Rica. It is a Chibchan language spoken by around 750 indigenous Maléku people.
    • also known as Guatuso, Maléku language
  7. Gut is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  8. Gut is a website.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Gut

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Google previewGut Health: The New Paradigm in Food Animal Production (2016)

by Ryan J. Arsenault, Michael H. Kogut

The gut is the prototypical organ for considering immunity and metabolism as an integrated whole.

Manipulationofthe gut is a multi-billion dollar target for animal industry products, including prebiotics, probiotics, antibiotics, anti-parasitics, ...

Google previewBiology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (2011)

by Cecie Starr, Ralph Taggart, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr

A saclike gut is an incomplete digestive system; food enters and wastes leave through the same body opening. A tubular gut is a complete digestive system, with a mouth at one end and an anus at the other. A complete digestive system has ...

Google previewDo Something! (2010)

A Handbook for Young Activists by Nancy Lublin

Your gut is that part of your stomach that clenches when you”re nervous, flip/flops when youlre excited, gets all tingly when you”re mad, and aches a little when youlre sad. Listening to your gut is a great way to figure out how you feel about ...

Google previewCured (2014)

How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science by Nathalia Holt

The gut is the battleground for HIV and a broad range of infections. Following ingestion, sexual transmission, and even intravenous transmission, the gut is the first place HIV takes on the immune system. It isn't clear why this is so in the case of ...

Google previewUnited States Coast Pilot (1918)

Atlantic Coast. St. Croix River to Cape Cod

The easterly entrance is through Nantasket Gut, but there is also an entrance southward of Peddock Island that is frequently used by vessels bound into Weymouth Fore or Back Rivers. Nantasket Gut is a narrow channel between Peddock ...

Google preview50 Ways to Eat Right when Eating Healthy isnÕt Love at 1st Bite! (2013)

by Kimberly Hammond

Your gut is a major player in protecting you from illness and disease, and is under attack daily: stress, environmental toxins, chemicals, antibiotics and antacids and other med's commonly popped. Amp up your defense power through eating ...

Google previewReview Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians - REVISED REPRINT (2014)

by Thomas P. Colville

c Gut is an absorbable suture that breaks down rapidly.

Google previewAn Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes (1837)

by John Bellenden Ker

Gut, gate, and the Dutch gat ( opening) are the same word ; a gut is a passage and so is &gate ...

Google previewIntestinal Microorganisms of Termites and Other Invertebrates (2006)

by Helmut König, Ajit Varma

A precondition for successfully colonising the collembolan gut is that the bacteria resist digestion by the host. Also, successful gut bacteria in Collembola need to grow quickly, since moulting cycles frequently change the total bacterial ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Review of the NAVLE (2009)

by Patricia Schenck

The gut is the shock organ of the horse II. Signs of colic A. B. Poor ...

Google previewI, Superorganism (2015)

Learning to love your inner ecosystem by Jon Turney

The gut is a different proposition. If you could remove ...

Google previewSuperspace and Supergravity (1981)

Proceedings of the Nuffield Workshop, Cambridge by S. W. Hawking, M. Rocek

the minimal GUT is that based on the group SU(5) . In reaching this conclusion they used the fact that (1) has rank four and therefore the GU group must have at least rank four. The 15 left-handed ...

Google previewParasites and Western Man (2012)

by R.J. Donaldson

Beneath the cuticle is a layer of muscle cells and lying between this layer and the gut is a fluid-filled body cavity with a high hydrostatic pressure. The sexes are separate and the male is usually smaller than the female and is distinguished in its ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

The primary habitat for the majority of microorganisms associated with insects is the digestive tract, especially the hind gut. The termite gut is one of the better studied examples of symbiosis, and molecular tools are improving our ability to ...

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Quotes about Gut

There's something sexy about a gut. Not a 400-pound beer gut, but a little paunch. I love that. (Sandra Bullock)
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Scrabble value of G2U1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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