Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To extend outward or upward beyond the limits of the main body; project: "He had a sharp crooked nose jutting out of a lean dancer's face” ( Graham Greene).
  • transitive v. To cause to jut. See Synonyms at bulge.
  • n. Something that protrudes; a projection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. something that sticks out
  • v. to stick out

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which projects or juts; a projection.
  • n. A shove; a push.
  • intransitive v. To shoot out or forward; to project beyond the main body.
  • intransitive v. To butt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strike; shove; butt.
  • To project forward; extend beyond the main body or line: as, the jutting part of a building: often with out.
  • n. That which juts; a projection.
  • n. A jostle; a shove; a thrust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. extend out or project in space
  • n. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  • n. the act of projecting out from something

Etymologies

Middle English jutten, from gete, iutei, jetty, projecting upper story, from Old French jetee; see jetty1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, alteration of jet, cognate with jetty (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.