A nut is a fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed, where the hard-shelled fruit does not open to release the seed . In a culinary context, a wide variety of dried seeds are often called nuts, but in a botanical context, only ones that include the indehiscent fruit are considered true nuts. The translation of "nut" in certain languages frequently requires paraphrases, as the concept is ambiguous.

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  1. A hard-shelled seed.
    There are many sort of nuts - peanuts, cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts 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. A crazy person.
    He was driving his car like a nut.
  4. The head.
  5. Financial term for monthly expense to keep a venture running.
  6. The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.
  7. 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. On string 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. En, a unit of measurement equal to half of the height of the type in use.
  10. An extravagantly fashionable young man of the 1910s and 1920s.
  11. A testicle.
    I kicked him in the nuts.
  12. Semen, ejaculate.
  13. An extreme enthusiast.
    a fashion nut
    a gun nut
    a sailing nut
  14. 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 #2 were used for this purpose.)
  15. Relating to the nuts, the best possible hand on a given board.
  16. The tumbler of a gunlock.
  17. A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.


  1. To hit deliberately with the head; to headbutt.
  2. To ejaculate (semen).

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