/ˈnʌgət/ noun, pl -gets [count]
1 : a solid lump of a valuable metal (such as gold)

gold nuggets

2 : a small, usually round piece of food

chicken nuggets

3 : a piece of valuable information

nuggets of wisdom/advice/information

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • nug|get — «NUHG iht», noun. 1. a lump: »Stone Age man probably knew metals only as occasional nuggets of the precious metals (J. Growther). 2. a lump of native gold. 3. anything valuable: »a nugget of wisdom. 4. Australian. a short, thick set person or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nug — nug·gar; nug·get; nug·gety; …   English syllables

  • get — al·get·ic; an·al·get·ic; apol·o·get·i·cal; apol·o·get·ics; get; be·get; be·get·tal; be·get·ter; bou·get; brag·get; bud·get·ary; cyn·e·get·ic; cyn·e·get·ics; drug·get; en·er·get·ic; en·er·get·i·cal; en·er·get·i·cist; ex·e·get·ic; ex·e·get·ics;… …   English syllables

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  • Nugget — Nug|get 〈[ nʌ̣gıt] n. 15〉 natürliches, unbearbeitetes Klümpchen Gold [engl.] * * * Nug|get [ nagɪt ], das; [s], s [engl. nugget, zusgez. aus: an ingot = ein Barren]: (in der Natur vorkommendes) Klümpchen reines Gold. * * * Nugget   [ nʌgɪt,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • nugget — nug|get [ˈnʌgıt] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from English dialect nug block, lump ] 1.) a small rough piece of a valuable metal found in the earth ▪ a gold nugget 2.) a small, round piece of food ▪ chicken nuggets 3.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nugget — nug•get [[t]ˈnʌg ɪt[/t]] n. 1) a lump, esp. of native gold or other precious metal 2) anything small but of great value or significance: nuggets of wisdom[/ex] 3) coo a small batter fried piece of chicken or fish • Etymology: 1850–55; perh. dim.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Nugget — Nug|get 〈 [nʌ̣gıt] n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 natürliches Goldklümpchen [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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