Strut

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Strut \Strut\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Strut \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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Strut \Strut\, verb (used with an object) To hold apart. Cf. {Strut}, noun, 3.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Strut \Strut\, adjective Protuberant. [Obs.] --Holland.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

strut

noun

1: a proud stiff pompous gait [syn: {strut}, {prance}, {swagger}]

2: brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression

verb

1: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house" [syn: {tittup}, {swagger}, {ruffle}, {prance}, {strut}, {sashay}, {cock}]


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