the point of a pen, or either of its divisions.
a penpoint for insertion into a penholder.
a point of anything:
a cutting tool with a diamond nib.
a bill or beak, as of a bird; neb.
any pointed extremity.
the writing point of a pen, esp an insertable tapered metal part with a split tip
a point, tip, or beak
(pl) crushed cocoa beans
verb (transitive) nibs, nibbing, nibbed
to provide with a nib
to prepare or sharpen the nib of
1580s, “beak or bill of a bird,” Scottish variant of Old English neb (see neb). Meaning “point” (of a pen or quill) first recorded 1610s.
The smooth or serrated portion of a dental instrument that comes into contact with restorative material being condensed.
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[nib-bah-nuh] /nɪbˈbɑ nə/ noun, Pali. 1. (def 1). noun nirvana; the release from the cycle of rebirth and the extinction of all desires and aversions; the attainment of enlightenment Word Origin Pali ‘extinction’; Sanskrit nirvana Usage Note nirvanic adj
[nib-uh l] /ˈnɪb əl/ verb (used without object), nibbled, nibbling. 1. to bite off small bits. 2. to eat or chew in small bites: Give him a graham cracker to nibble on. 3. to bite, eat, or chew gently and in small amounts (usually followed by at): She was so upset she could only nibble […]
- Nibbled to death by ducks
adjective phrase Subject to constant petty annoyances: Writing in such an editor-dominated environment was like being nibbled to death by ducks/ is being nickeled-and-dimed, nibbled to death by ducks (1950s+)
- Nibble mode dram
storage A standard DRAM where four successive bits can be clocked out of the single data line by successive pulses on the CAS\ line while RAS\ is active. A column address is only required for the first bit. This mode is now unfashionable but can be found on some older 64 kilobit and 256 kilobit […]