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Someone who enjoys learning and obtaining new information in general for it's own sake, often without discrimination to different areas of knowledge. The key to recognizing a nerd is if they are completely indifferent to the application of what they learn; they are not inherently inclined to use or not to use the information.

Someone who is a nerd could also be a geek, who is passionate about highly specific interests, or a dork, who is a social outcast, but they do not have to be.
Person 1: Do you intend to do anything with your advanced degree in Russian Literature?
Person 2: I could, but honestly it's just interesting to study it. I could go my entire life without using the information I gain and still feel fulfilled.
Person 1: Wow, what a nerd.
by Mr. ZAP February 13, 2011
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no-one ever really dies.
sort of 'the neptunes', but it's also their motto; even though they release music under their NERD name.
ok, they have 2 names alright?
deal.
"The Neptunes are who we are and N.E.R.D is what we do. It's our life. N.E.R.D is just a basic belief, man. People's energies are made of their souls. When you die, that energy may disperse but it isn't destroyed. Energy cannot be destroyed. It can manifest in a different way but even then it's like their souls are going somewhere. If it's going to heaven or hell or even if it's going into a fog or somewhere in the atmosphere to lurk unbeknownst to itself, it's going somewhere." – Pharrell Williams
by kada July 29, 2004
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A highly intellectual person who is greatly envied by those who are not as bright. Often insulted and excluded due to jealousy.
She is a computer nerd...lets insult her!
by Hannah Lumpkins June 08, 2005
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A studious and smart person who gets made fun of by haters. Nerds are not necessarily the 1960's stereo type with bottle cap glasses, suspenders, button shirts with pens in a shirt pocket, ect. Some nerds are good looking, some are smart, and some are both. Nerds are academicly advanced. However, most nerds are still socially challenged. Nerds are loners. :)
Not
Even
Remotely
Dumb
Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Galileo Galilei, Little rock 9, Alfred Binet, Carl Linnaeus, Steve Urkil the nerd.
by Nerd2O October 24, 2009
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Plural form of nerd.

Also, a tiny, tangy hard candy manufactured by Willy Wonka. Comes in a variety of flavors.
You have to wonder why the best flavor of Nerds, strawberry, comes packed with the worst flavor, grape.
by Stephanie M. December 29, 2003
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Guys who'll be running the country in the future.
Nerds are stronger than all others because after years of ridicule, they still come on top.
by bigtones August 31, 2004
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N.E.R.D stands for No One Ever Really Dies. It's our life. N.E.R.D is just a basic belief. People's energies are made of their souls. When you die, that energy may disperse but it isn't destroyed. Energy cannot be destroyed. It can manifest in a different way but even then it's like their souls are going somewhere. If it's going to heaven or hell or even if it's going into a fog or somewhere in the atmosphere to lurk unbeknownst to itself, it's going somewhere." --- Pharrell Williams
Thats from the man himself
Its a sprirtual thing.. The music is "mind music"
by Imir July 24, 2004
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