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gut

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noun \ˈgət\

Simple Definition of gut

  • guts : the internal organs of an animal

  • : the inside parts of something

  • : the most important parts of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gut

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural :  the inner essential parts <the guts of a car>

  3. 3 :  a narrow passage; also :  a narrow waterway or small creek

  4. 4 :  the sac of silk taken from a silkworm ready to spin its cocoon and drawn out into a thread for use as a snell

  5. 5 plural :  fortitude and stamina in coping with what alarms, repels, or discourages :  courage, pluck

  6. 6 :  gut course

Examples of gut in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of gut

Middle English, from Old English guttas, plural; probably akin to Old English gēotan to pour


First Known Use: before 12th century


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gut

verb

Simple Definition of 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gut

gutted

gutting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  eviscerate b :  to extract all the essential passages or portions from

  3. 2 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

Examples of gut in a sentence

  1. The salmon is already gutted and filleted.

  2. Critics claim that these reforms will gut the law.



14th Century

First Known Use of gut

14th century

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms


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gut

adjective

Simple Definition of gut

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

  • : affecting people's emotions

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gut

  1. 1 :  arising from one's inmost self :  visceral <a gut reaction>

  2. 2 :  having strong impact or immediate relevance <gut issues>

1964

First Known Use of gut

1964

Rhymes with gut


GUT

abbreviation

Definition of GUT

  1. grand unified theory; grand unification theory





GUT Defined for Kids

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gut

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noun \ˈgət\

Definition of gut for Students

  1. 1 :  the inner parts of an animal <a frog's guts>

  2. 2 :  a person's stomach :  belly

  3. 3 :  the digestive tract or a part of it (as the intestine)

  4. 4 :  the inner parts <the guts of the machine>

  5. 5 :  catgut

  6. 6 guts plural :  courage




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gut

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verb

Definition of gut for Students

gutted

gutting

  1. 1 :  to remove the inner organs from <gut a fish>

  2. 2 :  to destroy the inside of <Fire gutted the building.>




Medical Dictionary

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gut

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noun \ˈgət\

Medical Definition of gut

  1. 1a:  digestive tract; also :  part of the digestive tract and especially the intestine or stomach <the mix of bacteria making up the flora of the gut—W. E. Leary>b:  abdomen 1a, belly—usually used in plural; not often in formal use <his huge gut hung far below his belt—L. M. Uris>

  2. 2:  catgut




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gut

transitive verb

Medical Definition of gut

gutted

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gutting

  1. :  to take out the bowels of :  eviscerate




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