Meaning of NUT in English


Pronunciation: ' n ə t

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English nute, note, from Old English hnutu; akin to Old High German nuz nut and perhaps to Latin nux nut

Date: before 12th century

1 a (1) : a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rind or shell and interior kernel (2) : the kernel of a nut b : a dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a woody pericarp

2 a : a hard problem or undertaking b : CORE , HEART

3 : a perforated block usually of metal that has an internal screw thread and is used on a bolt or screw for tightening or holding something

4 : the ridge in a stringed instrument (as a violin) over which the strings pass on the upper end of the fingerboard

5 : a small lump (as of butter)

6 a : a foolish, eccentric, or crazy person b : ENTHUSIAST <a movie nut >

7 plural : NONSENSE ― often used interjectionally

8 slang : a person's head

9 usually vulgar : TESTIS

10 : the amount of money that must be earned in order to break even

11 : EN 1

– nut · like \ - ˌ l ī k \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.