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Strut (to swagger, display to impress others) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun strut

What does strut mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: struts

  1. a proud stiff pompous gait
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of strut: prance / swagger
    • more generic word: gait = a person's manner of walking
  2. brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: brace / bracing = a structural member used to stiffen a framework

Alternative definition of the noun strut


  1. A support rod.

Specialised definition of the noun strut

Glossary of sports / power boating

any brace or support, but most commonly the support for the propeller shaft's rear bearing

Definition of the verb strut

What does strut mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: strutted, strutting

  1. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

Alternative definition of the verb strut


  1. [intransitive] to bulge out
  2. [intransitive] To walk proudly or haughtily.


  1. Strut a.k.a. Bunheads is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and Lamar Damon, that aired on ABC Family from June 11, 2012 to February 25, 2013. Starring Sutton Foster, the show centers on a Las Vegas showgirl who gets married on a whim and winds up teaching alongside her new mother-in-law at her ballet school.
    • begun on and completed on
    • 18 episodes of 42 minutes each
    • country: United States of America
    • created by Amy Sherman-Palladino & Lamar Damon
    • regular cast:
      • Sutton Foster as Michelle Simms between and (8 months)
      • Kelly Bishop as Fanny Flowers between and (8 months)
      • Julia Goldani Telles as Sasha Torres between and (8 months)
      • Bailey De Young as Ginny Thompson between and (8 months)
      • Emma Dumont as Melanie Segal between and (8 months)
      • Stacey Oristano as Truly Stone between and (8 months)
      • Kaitlyn Jenkins as Boo Jordan between and (8 months)
    • genres: Comedy-drama, Comedy, Drama
    • some of the awards:
        • Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Female nomination for Sutton Foster
        • TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
        • TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
    • official website:
  2. "Strut" a.k.a. "Strut!" is a film, directed by Max Raab.


  1. Strut is a fictional character from the 1994 film The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure.
  2. Strut is a fictional character from the 1979 film Boardwalk.


"Strut" is an artwork (enamel paint) by Marilyn Minter, begun in and completed in (11 years ago).

  • media: enamel paint


  1. "Strut" is the tenth studio album by American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger Lenny Kravitz. It was released on September 23, 2014 and was the first release on Kravitz's own Roxie Records, with distribution by Kobalt Label Services.
  2. "Strut" is a pop song recorded by Sheena Easton for her album A Private Heaven. It was released by EMI America in August 1984 as the album's lead single and peaked that November at #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Strut" was composed by singer/songwriter Charlie Dore and her longtime songwriting partner, Julian Littman.
  3. "Strut" is the second single from The Cheetah Girls 2 movie soundtrack.
  4. "Strut" is a musical single of Sheena Easton.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  5. "Strut" is a musical album that was nominated for the award Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year in the 2004 Juno Awards.
  6. "Strut" is a musical single of Jeff Melnyk.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  7. "Strut" is a composition.
  8. "Strut" is a composition.
  9. "Strut" is a composition.
  10. "Strut" is a musical album of Kevin Toney.


Strut is a record label.


  1. Strut: A strut is a structural component designed to resist longitudinal compression. Struts provide outwards-facing support in their lengthwise direction, which can be used to keep two other components separate, performing the opposite function of a tie. They are commonly used in architecture and engineering.
  2. Strut: In typesetting, a strut is an invisible character or element, used to ensure that a text has a minimum height and depth, even if no other elements are included.
  3. StRUT are three separate organizations in three states with similar roots and similar mission of providing technology education, resources, and recycling to schools and non-profit organizations in or near these states. It was founded in Oregon in 1995 by Intel and the Northwest Regional Education Service District. Through StRUT, companies such as Epson, Fujitsu, Nike, and Tektronix donate used computers and equipment to schools for refurbishing and reuse. As of August 2003, StRUT has provided computers to over 135 schools and 21 educational service districts in Oregon and southwest Washington. The program has also grown to several other states, as well as inspired similar recycling programs elsewhere. In Arizona Intel, Motorola & APS have much to do with AzStrut's early growth.
  4. Strut is an annual Leeds fashion show, based in the Leeds corn exchange, exhibiting the best of Leeds' independent designers, such as Eva.
  5. Strut is the title song of Lenny Kravitz' 2014 same-titled album Strut.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Strut

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Google previewLimit State Design of Steel Structures (2014)


Strut is a compression member used in the roof truss and bracing. It is small span and lightly loaded compression member. A strut may be continuous or discontinuous. A continuous strut is a compression member which is continuous over a ...

Google previewRapid Application Development with Mozilla (2004)

by Nigel McFarlane

A strut is a stiff bar that holds its shape and keeps things apart. A spring is a stretchy coil that...

Google previewEngineering and Mining Journal (1911)

the leg becomes the weakest member of the set, whereas it should be the strongest; while the strut is the strongest,

Google previewThe Colliery Engineer ... (1912)

the leg becomes the weaker member of the set, whereas it should be the strongest; whilst the strut is the strongest,

Google previewMines and Minerals (1912)

the leg becomes the weaker member of the set, whereas it should be the strongest; whilst the strut is the strongest,

Google previewMonsters Can Mosey (2013)

Understanding Shades of Meaning by Gillia M. Olson, Ivica Stevanovic

Mosey, strut, and stride are all verbs that mean “to walk.” But each word has extra meaning that makes it different from the others. Mosey means to walk in an unhurried or aimless manner: Strut means to walk in a stiff, proud way. Stride means ...

Google previewRhinoplasty: A Multispecialty Approach, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, (2016)

by Babak Azizzadeh, Daniel Becker

Columellar strut graft Columellar strut is a versatile and powerful tool to stabilize the columellar base, strengthening the weak medial and intermediate crura, increasing tip projection, and changing rotation. It is placed in a pocket between ...

Google previewMechanics of Materials, SI Edition (2012)

by James M. Gere, Barry J. Goodno

1-19, where the tow bar is a prismatic member in tension and the landing gear strut is a member in compression. Other examples are the members of a bridge truss, connecting rods in automobile engines, spokes of bicycle wheels, columns in ...

Google previewTEX in Practice (2013)

Volume 1: Basics by Stephan v. Bechtolsheim

As mentioned before, a strut is a vertical rule of zero width. This is the usual way a strut is constructed. To achieve a line spacing of 12 pt using our 70% / 30% rule we might define a strut as follows: \vrule height 8.5pt depth 3.5pt width Opt. One ...

Google previewRenaissance of the Subperiosteal Implant (2014)

by Leonard I. Linkow DDS DMSC

we design the external oblique strut to begin approximately 10 mm below the coronoid neck and proceed downward to end near the retromolar pad. Extending inferiorly from the external oblique strut is a framework that flanks the lateral wall ...

Google previewA Guide to Fairs and Festivals in the United States (1984)

by Frances Shemanski

Salley CHITLIN' STRUT Held annually, November Economic, food The Chitlin' Strut is a one-day eating and country music event always held in November, the Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving Day. Chitlins are chitterlings, or hog ...

Google previewDictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (2008)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

bowstring truss FLAT TRUSSES N Howe truss O Pratt truss P Warren truss Q Vierendeel truss R Town truss, lattice truss S upper chord T lower chord, bottom chord U web member, brace V brace, diagonal brace W strut, vertical X pin joint, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aerodynamics (2015)

by Frank Hitchens

They are braced together either by a solid third strut placed diagonally between the two vertical struts to form an N-strut, or by diagonal incidence wires . Flying wires are attached diagonally from the lower wing to a point further outboard on the ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

king post, king piece, joggle post; in traditional timber roof construction, a central vertical strut rising from a tie beam and carrying a ridge purlin. king post roof truss, king post truss a roof truss with a tie beam, ...

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Quotes about Strut

Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing. (Alexander Hamilton)
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Scrabble value of S1T1R1U1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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