Meaning of NUT in English

I. ˈnət 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 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


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)


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 -ˌlīk adjective

II. intransitive verb

( nut·ted ; nut·ting )

Date: 1604

: to gather or seek nuts

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.