jut

verb
\ ˈjət How to pronounce jut (audio) \
jutted; jutting

Definition of jut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to extend out, up, or forward : project mountains jutting into the sky a jutting jaw

transitive verb

: to cause to project

jut

noun

Definition of jut (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that juts : projection

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Examples of jut in a Sentence

Verb

mountains jutting into the sky the sandbar juts out into the ocean

Noun

Cape Fear is one of the more colorfully named juts along the North Carolina coast.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Rain frequently drenches the peaks jutting up against the country’s deepest ice-free seaport. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "A Warming Climate Brings New Crops to Frigid Zones," 25 Nov. 2018 The 112-room Capella Singapore, which juts out of a lushly landscaped island in Singapore’s harbor, is owned by the city’s Kwee family, according to Singapore media. Washington Post, "Family with Trump-like ambition runs hotel hosting summit," 10 June 2018 Winthrop, for example, has commissioned resiliency studies, including one designed to protect pumping stations, fire houses, and evacuation routes from the town, which juts into Boston Harbor. Tim Logan, BostonGlobe.com, "Rising seas could mean 62,000 Mass. homes will face chronic flooding by 2060, report says," 18 June 2018 In the videos of the graves obtained by the AP, dating to 13 days after the killing began, blue-green puddles of acid sludge surround corpses without heads and torsos that jut into the air. Skeletal hands seem to claw at the ground. Time, "'They Couldn't Hide all the Death.' 5 More Rohingya Mass Graves Found in Myanmar," 2 Feb. 2018 Peter Detmold Park, a patch at 454 East 51st Street with a dog run, includes a bridge that juts over the F.D.R. and connects to a paved slice of riverside. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Turtle Bay, Manhattan: The Convenience of Midtown, at a Relatively Affordable Price," 10 Jan. 2018 Its trendy restaurant, Cook Hall, juts out from the main building, crowned by a rooftop swimming pool. Allison Weiss Entrekin, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Hotels in Atlanta," 27 July 2018 One big natural attraction is Cabo da Roca, a dramatic promontory jutting out into the Atlantic—officially continental Europe’s westernmost point. J. S. Marcus, WSJ, "A Portuguese Old-Money Enclave Goes Modern Luxury," 29 Aug. 2018 Short, hollow cylinders jut out from the bottom display and are used to change the temperature and fan speed. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "All SUV, all of the time: The Range Rover Sport reviewed," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

From the seasonal Bok Bar, Center City and points north jut skyward. Michael Klein, https://www.inquirer.com, "This South Philly bar has a killer happy hour and free parking," 4 June 2019 The six farms, which together cover hundreds of acres in the central sections of the bay, reveal themselves at low tide, when the long lines, framed by PVC pipes, jut out of the water in rambling rows. Richard Stenger, SFChronicle.com, "Everything you need to know about the oyster capital of California," 3 July 2018 High-rises jut skyward in Buenos Aires, but the region lags between the U.S. and Europe in terms of the productivity of its cities. Mimi Whitefield, miamiherald, "Why are Latin American and Caribbean cities less productive? Mayors in Miami to discuss," 11 June 2018 Tellingly, each of these channels juts directly backwards from the temporary shorelines. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "There Were Mega-Tsunamis on Mars," 19 May 2016 Girls in pinafores and straw hats are preparing for an outing to Hanging Rock, where giant obelisks of red stone jut out of the earth and create a labyrinth of craggy interstices—a geological marvel and a sacred site for Aboriginal Australians. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "Picnic at Hanging Rock," 22 May 2018 Two just-visible chair arms jut from the bottom of the frame. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian, "A Window into the World of Diane Arbus," 24 Apr. 2018 Image Shortly thereafter, the highway juts east toward Caliente, marking the most picturesque portion of the drive. New York Times, "At Basin and Range National Monument, Landscapes, Art and Aliens," 19 Apr. 2018 Seen from above, the Appalachian Mountains jut from the earth like a spine curving through the eastern U.S., reaching north into Canada and south into Mississippi. Jessica Wapner, Newsweek, "The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia," 19 July 2015

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First Known Use of jut

Verb

circa 1573, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jut

Verb

perhaps short for jutty entry 2

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jut

verb

English Language Learners Definition of jut

: to stick out, up, or forward

jut

verb
\ ˈjət How to pronounce jut (audio) \
jutted; jutting

Kids Definition of jut

: to extend or cause to extend above or beyond a surrounding area A rock juts out.

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