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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


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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