(v.) The act of flaunting knowledge that no one else cares about.
"Then I killed Klauth the Great Wyrm of the North with my greatsword +2 and I kept respawning back to the Temple of Tyr but then my henchman half-orc barbarian-"
"Stop nerding around!"
by Hazel January 3, 2004
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One whose IQ exceeds his weight.
by Anonymous July 24, 2003
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An individual who:
1. Enjoys learning
2. Does not adhere to social norms

A nerd is *not*:
1. A geek. The circles overlap, but they are not the same.

2. Someone who wears fake "nerdy" glasses
3. Someone who wears suspenders, fake glasses, and bowties on "nerd" day.
4. Someone who thinks of themself as a nerd, yet cannot hold an intelligent debate.
5. If you are reading this article to determine whether you are a nerd or not, you are not. Nerds do not need to look up the definition of "nerd", it is a label with no consequence whatsoever, and nerds have better things to do than play along with societal stereotypes. That being said, if you merely want to see what people think of when they think of the word "nerd", because human thought processes, societal constructs, and philosophy are so interesting, consider yourself a nerd.

Synonyms include booksmart
Nerd is only a label. It doesn't matter whether you are one or are not one. Nobody cares either way, and you should not, either.
by EmiLogic February 20, 2017
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To get excited by a gadget, or cool technical detail.
Brian got a nerd on looking at Joannes expensive new stereo system
by Foxo February 6, 2005
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noun: The most dangerous people in the entire world. Nerds have invented machine guns, assault rifles, armor piercing ammunition, high explosives, napalm, tanks, anti-personnel mines, torpedoes, cannons, surface-to-air missiles, fighter aircraft, bombers, submarines, destroyers, battleships, aircraft carriers, chemical and biological weapons, nuclear bombs, and ICBMs
Every weapon of mass destruction ever concieved of or built was concieved of or built by nerds.
by weasel1969 September 8, 2007
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1. Unnecessarily large excitement over technology/science/anything about which one is a nerd. The mental equivalent of hardon, hard-on
2. A hard-on caused by a new piece of technology
'That new network router has given me a total nerd-on'

'I'm getting such a nerd-on reading about that 14th century architectural movement'

Geek 1: Oh man, this new cooling system has just given me a ten percent boost on 3Dmark.
Geek 2: Stop, You're giving me a nerd-on
by clareds March 18, 2005
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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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