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nutshell definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the shell around the kernel of a nut

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 13th century 1. the hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is enclosed 2. something of small size, amount, or scope

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the hard exterior covering of a nut. Phrases and idioms: in a nutshell in a few words.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Nutshell Nut"shell`, n. 1. The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is inclosed. 2. Hence, a thing of little compass, or of little value. 3. (Zo["o]l.) A shell of the genus Nucula. To be, or lie, in a nutshell, to be within a small compass; to admit of very brief or simple determination or statement. ``The remedy lay in a nutshell.'' --Macaulay.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

You can use in a nutshell to indicate that you are saying something in a very brief way, using few words. In a nutshell, the owners thought they knew best... PHRASE: usu PHR with cl

Moby Thesaurus

abridge, ace, atom, bit, brief, capsule, capsulize, condense, dab, digest, dole, dot, dram, dribble, driblet, dwarf, farthing, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, gobbet, grain, granule, groat, hair, handful, inventory, iota, jot, little, little bit, minim, minimum, minutiae, mite, modicum, molecule, mote, ounce, outline, particle, pebble, pinch, pittance, point, scruple, shorten, sketch, sketch out, smidgen, smitch, speck, spoonful, spot, sum, sum up, summarize, summate, synopsize, thimbleful, tiny bit, tittle, trifling amount, trivia, whit



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