Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of STRUT

Pronunciation:  strut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a proud stiff pompous gait
  2. [n]  brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression
  3. [v]  to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He strut around like a rooster in a hen house."
 

STRUT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: cock, prance, prance, ruffle, sashay, swagger, swagger
 
 See Also: brace, bracing, gait, pimproll, walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Strut\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strutted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Strutting}.] [OE. struten, strouten, to swell; akin to G.
    strozen to be swelled, to be puffed up, to strut, Dan.
    strutte.]
    1. To swell; to bulge out. [R.]
    
             The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    2. To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk
       with affected dignity.
    
             Does he not hold up his head, . . . and strut in his
             gait?                                 --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Strut\, n. [For senses 2 & 3 cf. LG. strutt rigid.]
    1. The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.
    
    2. (Arch.) In general, any piece of a frame which resists
       thrust or pressure in the direction of its own length. See
       {Brace}, and Illust. of {Frame}, and {Roof}.
    
    3. (Engin.) Any part of a machine or structure, of which the
       principal function is to hold things apart; a brace
       subjected to compressive stress; -- the opposite of stay,
       and tie.
    
    
  3. \Strut\, v. t.
    To hold apart. Cf. {Strut}, n., 3.
    
    
  4. \Strut\, a.
    Protuberant. [Obs.] --Holland.
    
    
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY