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Webster 1913 Edition


Strut

Strut

,
Verb.
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?
Shakespeare

Strut

,
Noun.
[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.

Strut

,
Verb.
T.
To hold apart. Cf.
Strut
,
Noun.
, 3.

Strut

,
Adj.
Protuberant.
[Obs.]
Holland.

Webster 1828 Edition


Strut

STRUT

,
Verb.
I.
1.
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?
2.
To swell; to protuberate.
The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. [Not used.]

STRUT

,
Noun.
A lofty proud step or walk with the head erect; affectation of dignity in walking.

Definition 2022


strut

strut

See also: struț

English

Alternative forms

Verb

strut (third-person singular simple present struts, present participle strutting, simple past and past participle strutted)

  1. (intransitive) To swell; protuberate; bulge or spread out.
    • Dryden
      The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
  2. (intransitive, originally said of fowl) To stand or walk stiffly, with the tail erect and spread out.
  3. (intransitive) To walk proudly or haughtily.
    He strutted about the yard, thinking himself master of all he surveyed.
    • Shakespeare
      Does he not hold up his head, [] and strut in his gait?
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to swell; enlarge; give more importance to.
  5. (transitive) To protrude; cause to bulge.
Synonyms
  • (To walk proudly or haughtily): swagger
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English strout, strut, strot, from strouten, struten (to strut, swell out). Cognate with Middle High German strūz (swelling, contention). See above.

Noun

strut (plural struts)

  1. A proud step or walk, with the head erect; affected dignity in walking.

Etymology 3

From a contraction of strutted.

Adjective

strut (comparative more strut, superlative most strut)

  1. (archaic) Swelling out; protuberant; bulging.

Etymology 4

Origin obscure, but apparently related to strut above. Cognate with Icelandic strútur (a hood jutting out like a horn), Norwegian strut (spout, nozzle), Swedish strut (a paper cornet), Low German strutt (stiff, rigid).

Noun

strut (plural struts)

Strut supporting a plane's wing
  1. A support rod.
Translations

Verb

strut (third-person singular simple present struts, present participle strutting, simple past and past participle strutted)

  1. (transitive, construction) To brace or support by a strut ot struts; hold in place or strengthen by an upright, diagonal, or transverse support.

Anagrams


Swedish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʉːt

Noun

strut c

  1. An object shaped as a hollow, open cone.
  2. cornet; ice-cream cone; also one including the ice cream.
  3. Short for glasstrut.

Declension

Inflection of strut 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative strut struten strutar strutarna
Genitive struts strutens strutars strutarnas

Derived terms

See also


Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [stɾut]

Noun

strut (plural struts)

  1. (male or female) ostrich

Declension

Derived terms