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Nut appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • tuna nut
  • A nut for a jar of tuna.
  • No cab, no tuna nut on bacon.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun nut:


The word nut is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun nut

What does nut mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • nut: nuts
  • Nut: -

  1. usually large hard-shelled seed
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: seed = a small hard fruit
    • more specific terms:
  2. Egyptian goddess of the sky
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: Egyptian deity = a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians
  3. a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
  4. half the width of an em
  5. a whimsically eccentric person
  6. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    • example: a car nut
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of nut: addict / freak / junkie / junky
    • more generic words: enthusiast / partisan / partizan = an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    • more specific term: gym rat = someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa
  7. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

Alternative definition of the noun nut


  1. A hard-shelled seed.
  2. A fastener: a piece of metal, usually square or hexagonal in shape, with a hole through it having machined internal threads, intended to be screwed onto a bolt or other threaded shaft.
  3. [slang] A crazy person.
  4. [slang] The head.
  5. [context: vulgarity, slang, rarely used in the singular] A testicle.
  6. [context: vulgarity, slang] Semen, ejaculate.
  7. [US, slang] The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.
  8. [US, slang] A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.
  9. [musical instruments] On string instruments such as guitars and violins, the small piece at the peghead end of the fingerboard that holds the strings at the proper spacing and, in most cases, the proper height.
  10. [typography slang] En, a unit of measurement equal to half of the height of the type in use.
  11. An extreme enthusiast (See #3)
  12. [climbing] A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used to protect a climb. (Originally, machine nuts [sense #2] were used for this purpose.)
  13. [rft-sense] [poker, only in attributive use] Relating to the nuts, the best possible hand on a given board.

Specialised definition of the noun nut

Glossary of sports / alpinism

a tapered piece of metal that fits into a crack in a rockface to provide protection (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb nut

What does nut mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: nutted, nutting

  1. gather nuts

Alternative definition of the verb nut


  1. [UK, transitive, slang] To hit deliberately with the head; to headbutt.
  2. [intransitive, slang] To ejaculate (semen).


Nut: A nut is a fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible. In botany, there is an additional requirement that the shell does not open to release the seed. In a general context, a wide variety of dried seeds are called nuts, but in a botanical context, only ones that include the indehiscent fruit are considered true nuts. The translation of "nut" in certain languages frequently requires paraphrases, as the word is ambiguous.


"Nut" is a play written by debbie tucker green.


  1. "Nut" a.k.a. "Nüt…" is a composition.
  2. "Nut" a.k.a. "Nüt …" is a musical single of Claude.
    • released in (33 years ago)


Who is Nut?

Nut a.k.a. Chanakul Yambuppha is the contestant of the reality show Dance Your Fat Off.


Nut is a musical group.

  • album: "14 melodias bailables y una que no"


  1. Nut is a fictional character from the 2012 film Super Salaryman.
  2. Nut is a fictional character from the 2009 film Slice.
  3. Nut is a fictional character from the 2007 film Ploy.
  4. Nut is a fictional character from the 2005 film Art of the Devil 2.
  5. Nut is a fictional character from the 2013 film Tang Wong.
  6. Nut a.k.a. Nuts is a fictional character from Magical Angel Sweet Mint.
    • read more about Nuts
  7. Nut is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe, based loosely on the Nut of Egyptian mythology.
  8. Nut is a fictional character from Thai television program Dok Som See Thong.

There are other characters with in their name, like P-Nut, P*NUT, Hard Nut and Ginger nut.


  1. Nut: A nut is a type of fastener with a threaded hole. Nuts are almost always used opposite a mating bolt to fasten a stack of parts together. The two partners are kept together by a combination of their threads' friction, a slight stretch of the bolt, and compression of the parts. In applications where vibration or rotation may work a nut loose, various locking mechanisms may be employed: Adhesives, safety pins or lockwire, nylon inserts, or slightly oval-shaped threads. The most common shape is hexagonal, for similar reasons as the bolt head - 6 sides give a good granularity of angles for a tool to approach from, but more corners would be vulnerable to being rounded off. Other specialized shapes exist for certain needs, such as wing nuts for finger adjustment and captive nuts for inaccessible areas.
  2. The nut of a string instrument is a small piece of hard material that supports the strings at the end closest to the headstock or scroll. The nut marks one end of the vibrating length of each open string, sets the spacing of the strings across the neck, and usually holds the strings at the proper height from the fingerboard. Along with the bridge, the nut defines the vibrating lengths of the open strings.
  3. Nut: In rock climbing, a nut is a metal wedge threaded on a wire and is used for protection by wedging it into a crack in the rock. Quickdraws are clipped to the nut wire by the ascending climber and the rope threads through the quickdraw. Nuts come in a variety of sizes and styles, and several different brands are made by competing manufacturers. Most nuts are made of aluminum. Larger nuts may be threaded on Dyneema cord instead of wire, but this has become unusual.
  4. Nut a.k.a. Nung Language: Nùng is a Tai–Kadai language spoken mostly in Cao Bằng and Lạng Sơn provinces in Vietnam. It is also known as Bu-Nong, Highland Nung, Nong, Tai Nung, Tay, and Tày Nùng. Nung is the name given to the various Tai languages of northern Vietnam that are spoken by peoples classified as Nùng by the Vietnamese government.
    • also known as Nong, Tay, Highland Nung, Tai Nung, Bu-nong, Tày Nùng, Nung
  5. Nut: Nuts are an important source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife. Because nuts generally have a high oil content, they are a highly prized food and energy source. A large number of seeds are edible by humans and used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted, or roasted as a snack food, or pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics. Nuts are also a significant source of nutrition.
  6. Nut is a 2013 theater production of the play by debbie tucker green.
  7. Nut a.k.a. Niue Time Zone is a time zone.
  8. Nut a.k.a. nuclear protein in testis is a gene.

Phrases with Nut

Phrases starting with the word Nut:

  1. Nut Up
  2. nut bar
  3. Nut Job
  4. Nut Out
  5. Nut Ball
  6. nut case
  7. nut palm

Phrases ending with the word Nut:

  1. cap nut
  2. elk nut
  3. hex nut
  4. Lug nut
  5. oil nut
  6. Pea-Nut
  7. Soy nut
  8. Beer Nut
  9. cola nut
  10. dika nut
  11. Horn Nut
  12. king nut
  13. kola nut

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Nut

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Google previewNuts Are Healthy Fruit

by Tracy Edwards-Wright

A nut is a hard-shelled indehiscent fruit of some plants. Researchers believe that people who consume nuts regularly are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease. One study found that people who eat nuts live two or three years longer ...

Google previewPhysics in the Arts (2011)

Revised Edition by P.U.P.A. Gilbert, Willy Haeberli

(The nut is the far end of the fingerboard, right before the tuning pegs.) Answer: Counting keys on the piano keyboard, the...


Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, Customs, Language and Social Life by COLUMBUS O. OKOROIKE

Kola nut is a native and product of the African tropical agriculture.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs (2002)

by Richard Lawrence Miller

Areca nut is a popular recreational stimulant relieving tension and producing euphoria, regularly used by perhaps 200 million ...

Google previewPhysic Nut, Jatropha Curcas L. (1996)

by Joachim Heller

The physic nut is a drought-resistant species which is widely cultivated in the tropics as a living fence. Many parts of the plants are used in traditional medicine. The seeds, however, are toxic to humans and many animals ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

nut 1. The dry fruit of a plant. Nuts have a hard outer shell and a ...

Google previewLocomotive Dictionary (1916)

Steam Valve Body Cylinder Body Cylinder Cap Steam Valve Piston Piston Ring Piston Nut Piston Spring Union Nut 0-O'OQQOUI-LNN Steam Valve Body Cylinder Body Cylinder Cap Steam Valve Piston Piston Ring Piston Nut Piston Spring ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Immigrant Health (2011)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

NAIR Beachwood, OH, USA The betel nut (more commonly known as the areca nut) is a seed of the areca catechu palm, a tree similar in shape to a coconut tree and found in the rainforests and moist lands of the Pacific Islands, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)


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Quotes about Nut

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Scrabble value of N1U1T1

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

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