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English noun: nut

1. nut (plant) usually large hard-shelled seed


Broader (hypernym)seed


Narrower (hyponym)cedar nut, cembra nut, cola nut, edible nut, kola nut, mast, nutlet, palm kernel, palm nut

2. Nut (person) Egyptian goddess of the sky


Instance hypernymEgyptian deity

3. nut (artifact) a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt


Broader (hypernym)block


Narrower (hyponym)butterfly nut, hex nut, locknut, packing nut, safety nut, square nut, stuffing nut, thumbnut, wing nut, wing screw, wing-nut


Part meronymnut and bolt

4. nut (quantity) half the width of an em


Synonymsen


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit


Part meronymem, pica, pica em

5. nut (person) a whimsically eccentric person


Synonymscrackpot, crank, fruitcake, nut case, screwball


Broader (hypernym)eccentric, eccentric person, flake, geek, oddball

6. nut (person) someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction


SamplesA golf addict.
A car nut.
A bodybuilding freak.
A news junkie.


Synonymsaddict, freak, junkie, junky


Broader (hypernym)enthusiast, partisan, partizan


Narrower (hyponym)gym rat

7. nut (body) one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens


SamplesShe kicked him in the balls and got away.


Synonymsball, ballock, bollock, egg, orchis, testicle, testis


Broader (hypernym)gonad, male reproductive gland, sex gland


Narrower (hyponym)cobblers, undescended testicle, undescended testis


Part holonymarteria testicularis, ductus deferens, epididymis, internal spermatic artery, rete testis, seminiferous tubule, spermatic cord, testicular artery, testicular vein, vas deferens, vena testicularis


Part meronymfamily jewels, male genital organ, male genitalia, male genitals, male reproductive system


English verb: nut

1. nut (contact) gather nuts


ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and nut


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together









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