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Meaning of NIB

Pronunciation:  nib

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  horny projecting mouth of a bird
  2. [n]  the writing point of a pen
 

NIB is a 3 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: beak, bill, neb, pecker, pen nib
 
 See Also: bird, mouth, pen, point

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Nib\, n. [A variabt of neb.]
    1. A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong. ``The
       little nib or fructifying principle.'' --Sir T. Browne.
    
    2. (Zo["o]l.) The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.
    
    3. The points of a pen; also, the pointed part of a pen; a
       short pen adapted for insertion in a holder.
    
    4. One of the handles which project from a scythe snath;
       also, [Prov. Eng.], the shaft of a wagon.
    
    
  2. \Nib\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nebbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Nibbing}.]
    To furnish with a nib; to point; to mend the point of; as, to
    nib a pen.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aculeus, acumination, antlia, auger, beak, beezer, bill, bit, bitter end, borer, bottom dollar, boundary, bugle, butt, butt end, conk, cusp, drill, extreme, extremity, fag end, farthest bound, jumping-off place, limit, mucro, muffle, muzzle, nares, neb, needle, nose, nostrils, nozzle, olfactory organ, pecker, point, pole, prick, prickle, proboscis, rhinarium, rostrum, schnozzle, smeller, snoot, snout, sting, stub, stump, tag, tag end, tail, tail end, Thule, tip, trunk, Ultima Thule
 

 

 

 

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