his/her nibs, Informal: Often Facetious. a person in authority, especially one who is demanding and tyrannical:
His nibs wants fresh strawberries in December.
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.
(functioning as sing) (slang) his nibs, a mock title used of someone in authority
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
especially in His Nibs “boss, employer, self-important person,” 1821, of unknown origin; perhaps a variant of nob “person of high position.”
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.
National Industries for the Blind
Nordic Investment Bank
fertile; light soil, a city somewhere “in the wilderness” of Judah (Josh. 15:62), probably near Engedi.
[nik] /nɪk/ noun 1. a newly industrialized/industrializing country: the rise of NICs such as Korea and India. abbreviation 1. newly industrialized country 2. Nicaragua (international car registration) 1. Network Information Center. 2. Network Interface Card. (1996-02-13) 1. National Ice Center 2. National Institute of Corrections 3. network interface card 4. newly industrializing country 5. Nicaragua […]
[nahy-kad] /ˈnaɪˌkæd/ noun 1. . /ˈnaɪˌkæd/ noun 1. a rechargeable dry-cell battery with a nickel anode and a cadmium cathode nickel-cadmium [battery]
[nahy-see-uh] /naɪˈsi ə/ noun 1. an ancient city in NW Asia Minor: Nicene Creed formulated here a.d. /naɪˈsiːə/ noun 1. an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, in Bithynia: site of the first council of Nicaea (325 ad), which composed the Nicene Creed Modern Turkish name Iznik