nut: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (nut), [key]
— n., v., nut•ted, nut•ting.
- a dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell.
- the kernel itself.
- a hard, indehiscent, one-seeded fruit, as the chestnut or the acorn.
- any of various devices or ornaments resembling a nut.
- a block, usually of metal and generally square or hexagonal, perforated with a threaded hole so that it can be screwed down on a bolt to hold together objects through which the bolt passes.
- the head.
- He's a real circus nut.
- a person who is very enthusiastic about something; buff; enthusiast; devotee:He's a real circus nut.
- an extremely concerned or zealous person:My boss is a nut on double-checking everything.
- a foolish, silly, or eccentric person.
- Offensive.an insane person; psychotic.
- . a testis.
- the operating expenses, usually figured weekly, of a theatrical production or other commercial enterprise; a break-even point.
- the total cost of producing a theatrical production or of forming and opening any new business venture.
- (in instruments of the violin family)
- the ledge, as of ebony, at the upper end of the fingerboard, over which the strings pass.
- the movable piece at the lower end of the bow, by means of which the hairs may be slackened or tightened.
- en (def. 2).
- See(def. 6).
- a problem difficult to solve; a formidable undertaking.
- a person difficult to know, understand, or convince. Also,tough nut to crack.
- You're off your nut if you think such a plan can succeed.
- Sometimes Offensive.foolish, silly, or insane.
- confused; unreasonable.
- mistaken or wrong:You're off your nut if you think such a plan can succeed.
- to seek for or gather nuts: to go nutting in late autumn.
Pronunciation: (nt), [key]
— n. Egyptian Relig.
- the goddess of the sky, sometimes shown as a cow bearing Ra on her back and the stars on her underside.
— Brit. Brit.
- National Union of Teachers.
- nut (Thesaurus)