noun \ˈgət\

guts : the internal organs of an animal

: the inside parts of something

: the most important parts of something

Full Definition of GUT

a (1) :  bowels, entrails —usually used in plural (2) :  the basic visceral or emotional part of a person
b :  alimentary canal; also :  part of the alimentary canal and especially the intestine or stomach
c :  belly, abdomen
d :  catgut
plural :  the inner essential parts <the guts of a car>
:  a narrow passage; also :  a narrow waterway or small creek
:  the sac of silk taken from a silkworm ready to spin its cocoon and drawn out into a thread for use as a snell
plural :  fortitude and stamina in coping with what alarms, repels, or discourages :  courage, pluck

Examples of GUT

  1. the guts of the fish
  2. the guts of a machine
  3. the guts of a business deal
  4. That decision took a lot of guts.
  5. I didn't have the guts to do it.

Origin of GUT

Middle English, from Old English guttas, plural; probably akin to Old English gēotan to pour
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with GUT



: to remove the internal organs from (a fish or an animal)

: to destroy the inside of (a structure)

: to destroy the power of (something) : to make (something) no longer effective


Full Definition of GUT

transitive verb
a :  eviscerate
b :  to extract all the essential passages or portions from
a :  to destroy the inside of <fire gutted the building>
b :  to destroy the essential power or effectiveness of <inflation gutting the economy>
gut it out
:  persevere

Examples of GUT

  1. The salmon is already gutted and filleted.
  2. Critics claim that these reforms will gut the law.

First Known Use of GUT

14th century

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl



: relating to or based on emotions : not based on logic or reason

: affecting people's emotions

Full Definition of GUT

:  arising from one's inmost self :  visceral <a gut reaction>
:  having strong impact or immediate relevance <gut issues>

First Known Use of GUT




Definition of GUT

grand unified theory; grand unification theory

Other Physics Terms

amplitude, centrifugal, centripetal, convection, gradient, hysteresis, kinetic, lase, quantum
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unmistakable, remarkable, or voluptuous
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