• WordNet 3.6
    • n doughnut a small ring-shaped friedcake
    • n doughnut a toroidal shape "a ring of ships in the harbor","a halo of smoke"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All the Krispy Kreme donut stores collectively could make a doughnut stack as high as the Empire State Building in only 2 minutes
    • n Doughnut A small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Krispy Kreme make five million doughnut a day
    • n doughnut A small spongy cake made of dough (usually sweetened and spiced) and fried in lard.
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  • Mclandburgh Wilson
    Mclandburgh Wilson
    “Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!”


Dollars for doughnuts - (USA) If something is dollars for doughnuts, it is a sure bet or certainty.


In literature:

Have lard boiling when you drop in the doughnuts.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
I'll bet the hole of a doughnut he ain't been seen.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Any reminder of the Doughnut incident in this?
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
There were cakes, and cookies, and buns, and doughnuts.
"Clematis" by Bertha B. Cobb
And it's dollars to doughnuts the captain never inquires after those revolvers at the Rockland office.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
I'll bet a doughnut their ears are glued to their doors.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
Mrs. Rumford was in the kitchen frying doughnuts for breakfast.
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Doughnuts, cookies and pies had been left there to cool the evening before.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
It means a doughnut, or a piece of pie, any time, at a moment's notice.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
His mother was in the kitchen mixing dough for doughnuts.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson

In poetry:

His radio Homers all day long
In over-Whitmanated song
That does not scan,
With adjectives laid end to end,
Extol the doughnut and commend
The Common Man.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
In country villages is found
The Apple Bee with buzzing sound.
And when our ears it does regale
We find a sting is in its tale.
As to its food,--the Apple Bee
Is fond of doughnuts, cheese and tea.
"A Phenomenal Fauna" by Carolyn Wells
He built his doughnuts solid, and it sure would curl your hair
To see him plug a doughnut as he tossed it in the air.
He bored the holes plum center every time his pistol spoke,
Till the can was full of doughnuts and the shack was full of smoke.
"Boomer Johnson" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
When at breakfast one bright mornin', I was feelin' kind of low,
Old Boomer passed the doughnuts and I tells him plenty:
"No, All I takes this trip is coffee, for my stomach is a wreck."
I could see the itch for killin' swell the wattle on his neck.
"Boomer Johnson" by Henry Herbert Knibbs

In news:

Read my article about cider doughnuts in the Capital Region.
The NEW Exercise That's Sweeping The DOUGHNUT SHOP.
A rich lemon doughnut, no sticky filling required.
So we decided to reinvent the lemon doughnut as a baked treat that is at once lighter and more deliciously lemony.
NEW YORK — Lemon doughnuts generally involve fried dough filled with sticky, tart-sweet yellow goo that tastes more of sugar than of serious lemon.
Friday's doughnut-eating contests were a part of an event called Cops on Top of a Doughnut Shop.
This Boston Cream is no doughnut.
Seniors fear return of Medicare "doughnut hole".
La Madia's Jonathan Fox to Open Firecakes, a New Doughnut Shop in River North.
Have you tried the Doughnut Burger.
Twisted Doughnut has Bacon Explosion doughnuts in Overland Park.
The maple bacon doughnut is a balanced breakfast, right.
Twisted Doughnuts (14383 Metcalf), a new concept from the creative couple behind Smallcakes, is now open in Overland Park.
Krispy Kreme opens new front in doughnut wars.
Get me a doughnut, rookie.

In science:

These doughnuts complicate the search for new objects in the subtractions.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Wave computation on the hyperbolic double doughnut, feb 2009.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
In the following sections we describe in detail Polish doughnuts and radiatively efficient disks (Shakura & Sunyaev, 1973; Novikov & Thorne, 1973).
Slim accretion disks around black holes
Fig. 3.2 presents profiles of the equipressure surfaces in the Polish doughnut model for a non-rotating BH.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
The upper left panel shows a “standard“ Polish doughnut.
Slim accretion disks around black holes