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Meaning of NUB

Pronunciation:  nub

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
  2. [n]  a small piece; "a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil"
  3. [n]  a small lump or protuberance

NUB is a 3 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: center, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, pith, stub, substance, sum
 See Also: bulge, bump, cognitive content, content, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, haecceity, hump, hypostasis, jut, mental object, nubbin, part, piece, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, quiddity, quintessence, stuff



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nub\, v. t. [Cf. {Knob}.]
    To push; to nudge; also, to beckon. [Prov. Eng.]
  2. \Nub\, n.
    A jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or
    gist, as of a story. [Colloq.]
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