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Meaning of NICK

Pronunciation:  nik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a small cut
  2. [n]  an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
  3. [v]  mate successfully; of livestock
  4. [v]  divide or reset the tail muscles, as of horses
  5. [v]  cut a nick into
  6. [v]  cut slightly, with a razor; "The barber's knife nicked his cheek"
 

NICK is a 4 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: chip, dent, gouge, notch, snick, snick
 
 See Also: alter, blemish, change, copulate, couple, cut, cut, cutting, defect, mate, pair

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Nick\, n. [AS. nicor a marine monster; akin to D. nikker a
    water spite, Icel. nykr, ONG. nihhus a crocodile, G. nix a
    water sprite; cf. Gr. ? to wash, Skr. nij. Cf. {Nix}.]
    (Northern Myth.)
    An evil spirit of the waters.
    
    {Old Nick}, the evil one; the devil. [Colloq.]
    
    
  2. \Nick\, n. [Akin to {Nock}.]
    1. A notch cut into something; as:
       (a) A score for keeping an account; a reckoning. [Obs.]
       (b) (Print.) A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type,
           to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the
           stick, and in distribution. --W. Savage.
       (c) A broken or indented place in any edge or surface;
           nicks in china.
    
    2. A particular point or place considered as marked by a
       nick; the exact point or critical moment.
    
             To cut it off in the very nick.       --Howell.
    
             This nick of time is the critical occasion for the
             gainger of a point.                   --L'Estrange.
    
    
  3. \Nick\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nicked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Nicking}.]
    1. To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or
       upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
    
    2. To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or
       notches in.
    
             And thence proceed to nicking sashes. --Prior.
    
             The itch of his affection should not then Have
             nicked his captainship.               --Shak.
    
    3. To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to
       tally with.
    
             Words nicking and resembling one another are
             applicable to different significations. --Camden.
    
    4. To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at
       the precise point or time.
    
             The just season of doing things must be nicked, and
             all accidents improved.               --L'Estrange.
    
    5. To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail
       of a horse, in order to make him carry ir higher).
    
    
  4. \Nick\, v. t.
    To nickname; to style. [Obs.]
    
          For Warbeck, as you nick him, came to me. --Ford.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

[IRC] nickname. On irc, every user must pick a nick, which is sometimes the user's real name or login name, but is often more fanciful. Compare handle.

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