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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Nut
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  1. [Bot] The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.
  2. A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of 1st Bolt.
  3. The tumbler of a gunlock.
  4. [Naut] A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.
  5. pl.Testicles.(vulgar slang)

Etymology: OE. nute note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. nöt, Dan. nöd

verb Nut
To gather nuts.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
  2. One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
  3. Egyptian goddess of the sky
  4. Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction ("a car nut")
  5. A whimsically eccentric person
  6. Usually large hard-shelled seed
  7. Half the width of an em
  8. Gather nuts
Wiktionary
A bowl of mixed nuts (hard-shelled seeds).
  1. A hard-shelled seed.
    There are many sort of : pea, cashews, pistachios, Brazil and more.
  2. A fastener: a piece of metal, usually square or hexagonal in shape, with a hole through it having machined internal threads, intended to be screwed onto a bolt or other threaded shaft.
  3. (slang) A crazy person.
    He was driving his car like a .
  4. (slang) The head.
  5. (US, slang) Monthly expense to keep a venture running.
  6. (US, slang) The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.
  7. (US, slang) A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.
  8. (music, lutherie) On stringed instruments such as guitars and violins, the small piece at the peghead end of the fingerboard that holds the strings at the proper spacing and, in most cases, the proper height.
  9. (typography slang) En, a unit of measurement equal to half of the height of the type in use.
  10. (dated, Britain, slang) An extravagantly fashionable young man. [1910s-1920s]
  11. (vulgar, slang, chiefly plural) A testicle.
    I kicked him in the .
  12. (vulgar, slang, uncountable) Semen, ejaculate.
  13. An extreme enthusiast.
    a fashion
    a gun
    a sailing
  14. (climbing) A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used to protect a climb. (Originally, machine nuts [sense #2] were used for this purpose.)
  15. (poker, only in attributive use) The best possible hand of a certain type, especially: "nut flush" and "nut straight". Compare nuts (“the best possible hand available”).
    If you have two cards of spades in your hand, one being the ace, and the table has any three or more cards of spades, congratulations, you have the flush! A full house could still beat you, though.
    straight = AKQJT unsuited
    a hand; a flush
  16. The tumbler of a gunlock.
  17. (nautical) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.
Assorted nuts (fasteners with internal threads).
  1. A hard-shelled seed.
    There are many sort of : pea, cashews, pistachios, Brazil and more.
  2. A fastener: a piece of metal, usually square or hexagonal in shape, with a hole through it having machined internal threads, intended to be screwed onto a bolt or other threaded shaft.
  3. (slang) A crazy person.
    He was driving his car like a .
  4. (slang) The head.
  5. (US, slang) Monthly expense to keep a venture running.
  6. (US, slang) The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.
  7. (US, slang) A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.
  8. (music, lutherie) On stringed instruments such as guitars and violins, the small piece at the peghead end of the fingerboard that holds the strings at the proper spacing and, in most cases, the proper height.
  9. (typography slang) En, a unit of measurement equal to half of the height of the type in use.
  10. (dated, Britain, slang) An extravagantly fashionable young man. [1910s-1920s]
  11. (vulgar, slang, chiefly plural) A testicle.
    I kicked him in the .
  12. (vulgar, slang, uncountable) Semen, ejaculate.
  13. An extreme enthusiast.
    a fashion
    a gun
    a sailing
  14. (climbing) A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used to protect a climb. (Originally, machine nuts [sense #2] were used for this purpose.)
  15. (poker, only in attributive use) The best possible hand of a certain type, especially: "nut flush" and "nut straight". Compare nuts (“the best possible hand available”).
    If you have two cards of spades in your hand, one being the ace, and the table has any three or more cards of spades, congratulations, you have the flush! A full house could still beat you, though.
    straight = AKQJT unsuited
    a hand; a flush
  16. The tumbler of a gunlock.
  17. (nautical) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.

From Middle English nute, note, from Old English hnutu, from Proto-Germanic *hnuts (“nut”) (compare West Frisian nút, Dutch noot, German Nuss, Danish nød, Swedish nöt, Norwegian nøtt), from Proto-Indo-European *knew- (compare Irish cnó, Latin nux (“walnut”), Albanian nyç (“a gnarl”)).

  1. A hard-shelled seed.
    There are many sort of : pea, cashews, pistachios, Brazil and more.
  2. A fastener: a piece of metal, usually square or hexagonal in shape, with a hole through it having machined internal threads, intended to be screwed onto a bolt or other threaded shaft.
  3. (slang) A crazy person.
    He was driving his car like a .
  4. (slang) The head.
  5. (US, slang) Monthly expense to keep a venture running.
  6. (US, slang) The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.
  7. (US, slang) A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.
  8. (music, lutherie) On stringed instruments such as guitars and violins, the small piece at the peghead end of the fingerboard that holds the strings at the proper spacing and, in most cases, the proper height.
  9. (typography slang) En, a unit of measurement equal to half of the height of the type in use.
  10. (dated, Britain, slang) An extravagantly fashionable young man. [1910s-1920s]
  11. (vulgar, slang, chiefly plural) A testicle.
    I kicked him in the .
  12. (vulgar, slang, uncountable) Semen, ejaculate.
  13. An extreme enthusiast.
    a fashion
    a gun
    a sailing
  14. (climbing) A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used to protect a climb. (Originally, machine nuts [sense #2] were used for this purpose.)
  15. (poker, only in attributive use) The best possible hand of a certain type, especially: "nut flush" and "nut straight". Compare nuts (“the best possible hand available”).
    If you have two cards of spades in your hand, one being the ace, and the table has any three or more cards of spades, congratulations, you have the flush! A full house could still beat you, though.
    straight = AKQJT unsuited
    a hand; a flush
  16. The tumbler of a gunlock.
  17. (nautical) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.

    nut was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Lojban, Norwegian, Old Swedish, Polish, and Scots

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