Definition of Doughnut

1. Noun. A toroidal shape. "A halo of smoke"

Exact synonyms: Anchor Ring, Annulus, Halo, Ring
Specialized synonyms: Fairy Circle, Fairy Ring
Generic synonyms: Toroid



2. Noun. A small ring-shaped friedcake.
Exact synonyms: Donut, Sinker
Generic synonyms: Friedcake
Specialized synonyms: Raised Doughnut

Definition of Doughnut

1. n. A small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard.

Definition of Doughnut

1. Noun. A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly of a toroidal (a ''ring doughnut'') often mixed with various sweeteners and flavourings; or flattened sphere (a filled doughnut) shape filled with jam, custard or cream. ¹

2. Noun. Anything in the shape of a torus. ¹

3. Noun. (North America) A peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of circle; a 360-degree skid. ¹

4. Noun. A spare car tyre, usually stored in the boot, that is smaller than a full sized tyre and is only intended for temporary use. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Doughnut

1. a ring-shaped cake [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doughnut

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doughnut (current term)
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Literary usage of Doughnut

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"There was tiie molasses doughnut and the sugar doughnut —the long doughnut and the short doughnut—the round doughnut and the square doughnut—the rectangular ..."

2. The Civil War in Song and Story: 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"Every breeze sighed doughnuts—everybody talked of doughnuts. The display of doughnuts beggared description. There was the molasses doughnut ..."

3. The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion by Richard Miller Devens (1884)
"There was the molasses doughnut and the sugar doughnut—the long doughnut and the short doughnut—the round doughnut and the square doughnut —the rectangular ..."

4. Anecdotes, Poetry, and Incidents of the War: North and South. 1860-1865 edited by Frank Moore (1882)
"There was the molasses doughnut j and the sugar doughnut — the long doughnut and the short doughnut — the round doughnut and the square doughnut — the ..."

5. Godey's Magazine by Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1897)
"The simple truth about this matter is that the doughnut has not "declined," ... Like all our best institutions, the doughnut and I*ie have grown into the ..."

6. Marion Harland's Complete Cook Book: A Practical and Exhaustive Manual of by Marion Harland (1906)
"THE doughnut AND CRULLER FAMILY THESE crisp and toothsome dainties may be made several weeks before they are needed, as they improve with age. ..."

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