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Meaning of NEB

Pronunciation:  neb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  horny projecting mouth of a bird
  2. [n]  a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose

NEB is a 3 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: beak, bill, nib, pecker, snout
 See Also: bird, mouth, muzzle, nose, olfactory organ, proboscis, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Neb\, n. [AS. nebb head, face; akin to D. neb, Icel. nef,
beak of a bird, nose, Dan. n[ae]b beak, bill, Sw. n["a]bb,
n["a]f, and prob. also to D. sneb, snavel, bill, beak, G.
schnabel, Dan. & Sw. snabel, and E. snap. Cf. {Nib}, {Snap},
The nose; the snout; the mouth; the beak of a bird; a nib, as
of a pen. [Also written {nib}.] --Shak.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aculeus, acumination, antlia, auger, beak, beezer, bill, bit, borer, bugle, conk, cusp, drill, mucro, muffle, muzzle, nares, needle, nib, nose, nostrils, nozzle, olfactory organ, pecker, point, prick, prickle, proboscis, rhinarium, rostrum, schnozzle, smeller, snoot, snout, sting, tip, trunk