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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And, as it happens, I haven't come to watch you strut your stuff on this dubious little contract.
▪ I have done nothing to allow it to grow, change or strut its stuff.
▪ Enjoys windsurfing, working out at the gym and strutting his funky stuff on the dance floor.
▪ To celebrate, the ensemble will strut their stuff for hometown fans in Ticket to Amsterdam.
▪ Just the thing to stop you from dropping down dead after strutting your stuff to the latest chart topper!
▪ And by 1895, the city was ready to strut its stuff when it hosted the Cotton States International Exposition.
▪ The presenters strut their stuff behind a podium instead of on a runway.
▪ He strutted across the stage like Mick Jagger.
▪ Jackson strutted around on stage between songs.
▪ The hotel was full of rich people strutting around in fur coats and Rolex watches.
▪ And by 1895, the city was ready to strut its stuff when it hosted the Cotton States International Exposition.
▪ Arjuna Ranatunga was a dictatorial leader, who strutted around the field with Napoleonic arrogance.
▪ Molassi pushed Rodomonte away and strutted forward.
▪ No matter how he strutted and screamed, the end result was more like watching performance art than hearing a concert.
▪ One bird strutted pompously; another crawled into a corner to die.
▪ The dancers clapped and strutted, tossing their heads boldly like horses.
▪ The rival male, meanwhile, strutted around the deserted lady partridge in ill-disguised triumph.
▪ Each leg consisted of a primary strut with an inner and outer cylinder in a piston-like arrangement.
▪ The struts of the bridge whirred by, dripping.
▪ The prototype antenna popped from its carrier like a jack-in-the-box, and its three 92-foot accordion struts inflated as planned.
▪ They call it the strut now.
▪ You had to go by their strut to distinguish between who should be approached and who avoided.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Strut \Strut\, n. [For senses 2 & 3 cf. LG. strutt rigid.]

  1. The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.

  2. (Arch.) In general, any piece of a frame which resists thrust or pressure in the direction of its own length. See Brace, and Illust. of Frame, and Roof.

  3. (Engin.) Any part of a machine or structure, of which the principal function is to hold things apart; a brace subjected to compressive stress; -- the opposite of stay, and tie.


Strut \Strut\, v. t. To hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3.


Strut \Strut\, a. Protuberant. [Obs.]


Strut \Strut\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Strutting.] [OE. struten, strouten, to swell; akin to G. strozen to be swelled, to be puffed up, to strut, Dan. strutte.]

  1. To swell; to bulge out. [R.]

    The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.

  2. To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.

    Does he not hold up his head, . . . and strut in his gait?

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"supporting brace," 1580s, perhaps from strut (v.), or a cognate word in Scandinavian (compare Norwegian strut "a spout, nozzle") or Low German (compare Low German strutt "rigid"); ultimately from Proto-Germanic *strutoz-, from root *strut- (see strut (v.)).


"walk in a vain, important manner, walk with affected dignity," 1590s, from Middle English strouten "display one's clothes proudly, vainly flaunt fine attire" (late 14c.), earlier "to stick out, protrude, bulge, swell," from Old English strutian "to stand out stiffly, swell or bulge out," from Proto-Germanic *strut- (cognates: Danish strutte, German strotzen "to be puffed up, be swelled," German Strauß "fight"), from PIE root *ster- (1) "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (see stereo-).\n

\nOriginally of the air or the attitude; modern sense, focused on the walk, first recorded 1510s. Related: Strutted; strutting. To strut (one's) stuff is first recorded 1926, from strut as the name of a dance popular from c.1900. The noun meaning "a vain and affectedly dignified manner of walking" is from c.1600.


Etymology 1 alt. 1 (context intransitive English) To swell; protuberate; bulge or spread out. 2 (context intransitive originally said of fowl English) To stand or walk stiffly, with the tail erect and spread out. 3 (context intransitive English) To walk proudly or haughtily. 4 (context transitive obsolete English) To cause to swell; enlarge; give more importance to. 5 (context transitive English) To protrude; cause to bulge. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To swell; protuberate; bulge or spread out. 2 (context intransitive originally said of fowl English) To stand or walk stiffly, with the tail erect and spread out. 3 (context intransitive English) To walk proudly or haughtily. 4 (context transitive obsolete English) To cause to swell; enlarge; give more importance to. 5 (context transitive English) To protrude; cause to bulge. Etymology 2

n. A proud step or walk, with the head erect; affected dignity in walking. Etymology 3

  1. (context archaic English) swelling out; protuberant; bulging. Etymology 4

    n. A support rod. v

  2. (context transitive construction English) To brace or support by a strut ot struts; hold in place or strengthen by an upright, diagonal, or transverse support.

  1. n. a proud stiff pompous gait [syn: prance, swagger]

  2. brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression

  3. v. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house" [syn: swagger, ruffle, prance, sashay, cock]

  4. [also: strutting, strutted]

Strut (disambiguation)

A strut is a structural component.

Strut(s) may also refer to:

  • MacPherson strut, a component of some vehicle suspensions
  • Strut channel, a standardized formed structural system
Strut (The Cheetah Girls song)

"Strut" is the second single from The Cheetah Girls 2 movie soundtrack.

Strut (album)

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.

See also strut (disambiguation)

StRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology) 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.

The Oregon StRUT program has placed over 22,000 computers in schools, involving 3,600 students in the process. From 2001 to August 2003, over 650 tons of material have been recycled.

Strut (typesetting)

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.

For example, LaTeX and plain TeX provide the command


to insert a font size specific strut. In LaTeX it has a height of 70% of the baseline skip (the distance between the baselines of two consecutive lines of text) and a depth of 30% of the baseline skip. It ensures that two vertical stacked boxes which include such a strut have the same distance like two normal consecutive lines. LaTeX also supports the creation of general struts using the command:

\rule[-depth]{0pt}{total height}

where \strut is equivalent in size to \rule[-.3\baselineskip]{0pt}{\baselineskip}.

Strut (Sheena Easton song)

"Strut" is a song recorded by Sheena Easton for her album A Private Heaven (1984). 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 (its Cash Box peak was #4). "Strut" was composed by singer/songwriter Charlie Dore (who had had a moderate solo hit of her own in the U.S. with "Pilot of the Airwaves" several years prior) and her longtime songwriting partner, Julian Littman.

Easton had been sent the demo for the song by Christopher Neil who had been Easton's first producer. Like its parent album overall, the "Strut" single and accompanying video signaled Easton's shift towards a more sexually suggestive image.

The song appears to be about the singer being upset with a man for wanting her to be like a previous lover, and about the sexism of men in general for wanting or expecting women to behave in a certain fashion ("Strut, pout/Put it out/That's what you want from women").

"Strut" was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female at the 27th Grammy Awards.

In the UK - where "Strut" was released in November 1984 - the track became the first US Top 40 single by Easton to completely miss the Top 100 of the UK charts.

"Strut" was one of two songs performed by Easton at the opening ceremonies of Expo 86 in Vancouver 2 May 1986 (her second song was " For Your Eyes Only").

In 1986 Easton, dressed as a geisha, performed "Strut" in a Japanese TV commercial for shōchū.

Hong Kong singer Anita Mui later covered the song in Cantonese "壞女孩" (Bad Girl), which became one of her famous songs.

Strut (Lenny Kravitz song)

"Strut" is the title song of Lenny Kravitz' 2014 same-titled album Strut.

Strut (TV series)

Strut is an upcoming American reality television series that is scheduled to premiere on September 20, 2016, on the Oxygen cable network. Announced in May 2016, the reality series follows the professional lives of a group of transgender models. The show is executive produced by Whoopie Goldberg. The show features models Laith De La Cruz, Dominique Jackson, Isis King, Ren Spriggs, and Arisce Wanzer.

"[The models] are struggling with things we can all relate to — trying to make ends meet, fighting to make a name for themselves and navigating the minefields of personal relationships. All of these struggles are amplified by the fact that they are also fighting to break down barriers and taking on the responsibility of representing the transgender community in today's society. It's time to separate caricature from real people, and that’s what we are doing with Strut," said Goldberg.

Usage examples of "strut".

The globes of bright fury attached themselves to the struts and bit angrily into the metal.

Island was the haix-and-nails crowd, chaperones, and icky boys with all their macho strutting and unbuttoned shirts and hairy chests with gold chains and teensy gold crucifixes.

But back on the Island, he struts and turns macho, needling us with the unfair advantage being male here gives him.

On the shores and on the islets, strutted wild ducks, pelicans, water-hens, red-beaks, philedons, furnished with a tongue like a brush, and one or two specimens of the splendid menura, the tail of which expands gracefully like a lyre.

They waited in shadow until a unit robot had passed, then entered a squat copper-colored utility structure built over a complex cross-hatching of wide metalloid struts.

She looked beyond him and saw the two arm wings Andy had brought from Earth the year before, bright blue monolayer on a carbon strut.

That would be monomolecular boron cable, she recalled, and the struts would be tube-molecular crystal carbon composite.

Most of the people who ended up dying violently at this last stage of that grand play that this pandemic Torquemada had strutted forth, had not had enough sense to take their own given supply of Thorazine to ward off Mr.

He saw what the Ploughers and the Castellans had failed to see, namely that while Toom Drommel and his party had no great desire to be associated with either the economic ineptitude of the Ploughers, or the strutting posturing of the Castellans, they also had no desire to be seen as a party that could not make up its mind, or take a stern stand where the safety of Madren citizens was at stake.

They strutted around like punkish peacocks, drunk on their own power as they scoped out tourists to kill.

Lesuperis ranting and raving in his nasal whine, clad in his peacock finery as he strutted circles around the victim of his tirade, and Valleri, so cool, so poised, taking it all with nary a word as he had done from so many others who thought him unworthy of common decency, too smart to be baited into a brawl, too proud to lose his temper.

And Colonel Starbottle knew this, as, perspiring, florid, and panting, he rebuttoned the lower buttons of his blue frock-coat, which had become loosed in an oratorical spasm, and readjusted his old-fashioned, spotless shirt frill above it as he strutted from the court-room amidst the handshakings and acclamations of his friends.

Evolution increased the strength of the vertebrae, and reduced the amount of weight of the skeleton as sauropod vertebrae have a number of cavities and vertebral connections were reduced to slender rods and struts.

Angrily he watched the bands forming up, soldiers strutting, his mind on the shishi he sought.

The stubbly little robot struts around stetching his joints between irritated whis- tles.