noun (US & Canadian, informal)
a pause to assess the state, progress, or condition of something such as an enterprise or institution
a test of one’s nerve, courage, or determination
It is gut-check time for corporate America.
noun 1. . noun phrase (also gut) An easy course in college [1916+ College students; perhaps fr earlier sense gut, ”a feast,” hence a course that one can ”eat up”]
[goot-n-burg; German goot-n-berk] /ˈgut nˌbɜrg; German ˈgut nˌbɛrk/ noun 1. Johannes [yoh-hahn-uh s] /yoʊˈhɑn əs/ (Show IPA), (Johann Gensfleisch) c1400–68, German printer: credited with invention of printing from movable type. /ˈɡuːtənˌbɜːɡ; German ˈɡuːtənbɛrk/ noun 1. Johann (joˈhan), original name Johannes Gensfleisch. ?1398–1468, German printer; inventor of printing by movable type
noun 1. an edition of the Vulgate printed at Mainz before 1456, ascribed to Gutenberg and others: probably the first large book printed with movable type.
- Gut feeling
noun instinctive feeling, intuition; also called gut reaction Usage Note informal