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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. Half the width of an em
    - en
  5. A whimsically eccentric person
    - crackpot, crank, nut case, fruitcake, screwball
  6. Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    "a car nut";
    - addict, freak, junkie, junky
  7. One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
    "she kicked him in the nuts and got away";
    - testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, egg
  8. Informal term for a human head
    "use your nut";
    - bean, bonce [Brit], noodle, noggin, dome, nob, skull, noddle [Brit]
  9. [US] (informal) the amount of money necessary to set up or run some venture
Verb: nut (nutted,nutting)  nút
  1. Gather nuts
Noun: Nut
  1. Egyptian goddess of the sky

Derived forms: nutting, nuts, nutted

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

Part of: em, family jewels, lunch box [Brit, informal], male genital organ, male genitalia, male genitals, male reproductive system, nut and bolt, pica, pica em

Encyclopedia: Nut