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Noun: nut  nút
  1. A hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
    - edible nut
     
  2. A large hard-shelled seed
     
  3. A small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
     
  4. [informal] A whimsically eccentric person
    - crackpot [informal], crank, nutcase [informal], fruitcake [informal], screwball [informal]
     
  5. [informal] Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    "a car nut";
    - addict, freak, junkie [informal], junky [informal]
     
  6. [vulgar] One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
    "she kicked him in the nuts and got away";
    - testis, testicle
     
  7. [informal] The upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    - head, caput [technical], bean [informal], bonce [Brit, informal], noodle [informal], noggin [informal], dome [informal], napper [Brit, informal], nob [informal], skull [informal]
     
  8. [US, informal] The amount of money necessary to set up or run some venture
     
  9. Half the width of an em
    - en
Verb: nut (nutted,nutting)  nút
  1. Gather nuts
     
  2. [Brit, informal] Hit with the head
Noun: Nut
  1. Egyptian goddess of the sky

Derived forms: nutted, nuts, nutting

Type of: block, collect, dag [Austral, NZ, informal], eccentric, eccentric person, Egyptian deity, enthusiast, external body part, flake [N. Amer, informal], garner, gather, geek [informal], gonad, human head, linear measure, linear unit, male reproductive gland, oddball [informal], partisan, partizan, pull together, seed, sex gland

Part of: animal, animate being, beast, body, brute, creature, em, family jewels [slang], fauna, lunch box [Brit, slang], male genital organ, male genitalia, male genitals, male reproductive system, nut and bolt, organic structure, pica, pica em

Encyclopedia: Nut