As nouns the difference between acorn and despair
is that acorn
is the fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule while despair
is loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
As a verb despair is
(obsolete) to give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.
The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
(nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
(zoology) See acorn-shell .
(slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
* acorn cup
* acorn nut
* acorn squash
* ride a horse foaled by an acorn
* (fruit of an oak) oak
(obsolete) To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.
(obsolete) To cause to despair.
- I would not despair the greatest design that could be attempted.
To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation.
* Bible, 2 Corinthians i. 8
- We despaired even of life.
Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
That which is despaired of.
- He turned around in despair , aware that he was not going to survive