nut nut  /ˈnət/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) usually large hard-shelled seed
  2. (n) Egyptian goddess of the sky
  3. (n) a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
  4. (n) half the width of an em
  5. (n) a whimsically eccentric person
  6. (n) someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
  7. (n) one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
  8. (v) gather nuts

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Michael Duva Getty Recently, a Massachusetts school district evacuated a school bus full of 10-year-olds after a stray peanut was found on the floor.
  2. The injection counteracts anaphylactic shock, a potentially deadly allergic reaction that results in closed airways and can be triggered by mere contact with a nut-based product.
  3. For a hungry small boy to crack one walnut, or even a dozen, is no problem.

News

  1. Rugby-Lions' Heaslip pays tribute to 'madman' Cheika

    SYDNEY, June 14 (Reuters) - Michael Cheika's coaching style at Leinster was not to every player's liking, but his "hard nut" approach will ensure the New South Wales Waratahs are fired up for their tour clash against the British and Irish Lions, said back-rower Jamie Heaslip. Heaslip experienced Cheika's uncompromising ways firsthand at Leinster and tasted success under the Australian coach who ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. What are the top 10 natural and organic food trends that will influence the mainstream? From novel nut butters to ...

    Gourmet nut butters, pea protein, purple corn, yogurt for men and more chewy drinks? Sterling-Rice Group identifies the top 10 natural and organic food trends that are starting to influence the mainstream grocery market.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Food Navigator USA

  3. Siberian Pine Nut Oil and the Raw Foods Diet

    Siberian Pine Nut Oil offers three tips for those choosing a raw foods diet lifestyle. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Raw-Food/Raw-Food-Diet/prweb10815756.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "I know every series that the Lakers have played in," Bryant said. "I mean, I was just a Laker nut, and I know every Celtics series, I know every statistic. (Winning) meant the world to me."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Kobe Bryant Source: AFP

  2. "When Hemingway killed himself he put a period at the end of his life; old age is more like a semicolon," Vonnegut said with a wheezy laugh worthy of a long-term chain smoker. "My father, like Hemingway, was a gun nut and was very unhappy...
    on Sep 15, 2005 By: Kurt Vonnegut Source: MSNBC

  3. "Brian wants to go. He's in the mind-set that he wants to play, but it's a decision that I've got to make," coach Andy Reid said Friday. "He's a tough nut and I know that. I've got to do what I think is best for him and the football team down...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Andy Reid Source: ABC News

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