the point, gist, or heart of something.
a knob or protuberance.
a lump or small piece:
a nub of coal; a nub of pencil.
a small mass of fibers produced on a card, dyed brilliant colors, and introduced into yarn during the spinning process.
a small lump or protuberance
a small piece or chunk
the point or gist: the nub of a story
a small fibrous knot in yarn
“small lump,” 1560s, probably cognate with Low German knubbe “knot, knob,” Danish knub “block, log, stump” (cf. knob).
“knob, lump, bump,” 1590s, variant of dialectal knub, probably a variant of knob. Figurative meaning “point, gist” first recorded 1834.
[nuhb-lee] /ˈnʌb li/ adjective, knubblier, knubbliest. 1. . [nuhb-lee] /ˈnʌb li/ adjective, nubblier, nubbliest. 1. full of small protuberances. 2. in the form of small lumps.
[nuhb-ee] /ˈnʌb i/ adjective, knubbier, knubbiest. 1. . [nuhb-ee] /ˈnʌb i/ adjective, nubbier, nubbiest. 1. having ; knobby or lumpy. /ˈnʌbɪ/ adjective 1. having small lumps or protuberances; knobbly adj. 1876, from nub + -y (2).
[nuhk] /nʌk/ noun 1. Informal. . 2. knucks, Slang. a pair of .
[nuhk-uh l] /ˈnʌk əl/ noun 1. a joint of a finger, especially one of the articulations of a metacarpal with a phalanx. 2. the rounded prominence of such a joint when the finger is bent. 3. a joint of meat, consisting of the parts about the carpal or tarsal joint of a quadruped. 4. an […]