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Definition 1: a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt - [noun denoting artifact]

(nut is a kind of ...) a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

"the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"

(... is a kind of nut ) a nut with a hexagonal shape

(... is a kind of nut ) supplementary nut that is screwed down on a primary nut to prevent it from loosening

(... is a kind of nut ) nut with a square shape

(... is a kind of nut ) a nut used to tighten a stuffing box

(... is a kind of nut ) a threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning

(... is part of nut) a fastener made by screwing a nut onto a threaded bolt

Definition 2: one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens - [noun denoting body]

Samples where nut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she kicked him in the balls and got away

Synonyms for nut in the sense of this definition

(nut is a kind of ...) a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced

(nut is a kind of ...) the reproductive organs of a man

(... is a kind of nut ) a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)

(... is a kind of nut ) a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops

"undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"

(nut is a part of ...) a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct

(nut is a part of ...) network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia

(nut is a part of ...) a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens

(nut is a part of ...) a branch of the aorta supplying the testicles

(nut is a part of ...) any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature

(nut is a part of ...) a vein from the testicles

(nut is a part of ...) a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves

(... is part of nut) external male sex organs

(... is part of nut) the reproductive system of males

Definition 3: Egyptian goddess of the sky - [noun denoting person]

(nut is an instance of ...) a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians

Definition 4: someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction - [noun denoting person]

Samples where nut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a golf addict
  • a car nut
  • a bodybuilding freak
  • a news junkie

Synonyms for nut in the sense of this definition

(nut is a kind of ...) an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

(... is a kind of nut ) someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa

Definition 5: a whimsically eccentric person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for nut in the sense of this definition

(nut is a kind of ...) a person with an unusual or odd personality

Definition 6: usually large hard-shelled seed - [noun denoting plant]

(nut is a kind of ...) a small hard fruit

(... is a kind of nut ) a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell

(... is a kind of nut ) the seed of the Swiss pine

(... is a kind of nut ) bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract

(... is a kind of nut ) nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground

(... is a kind of nut ) seed of any oil palm

(... is a kind of nut ) a small nut

Definition 7: half the width of an em - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for nut in the sense of this definition

(nut is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

(... is part of nut) a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing

Definition 8: gather nuts - [verb of contact]

(nut is a kind of ...) assemble or get together

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

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