Definitions for NICKnɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dent, ding, gouge, nick(noun)

    an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

  2. nick(noun)

    (British slang) a prison

    "he's in the nick"

  3. notch, nick, snick(verb)

    a small cut

  4. nick, snick(verb)

    cut slightly, with a razor

    "The barber's knife nicked his cheek"

  5. nick, chip(verb)

    cut a nick into

  6. nick(verb)

    divide or reset the tail muscles of

    "nick horses"

  7. nick(verb)

    mate successfully; of livestock


  1. Nick(v. t.)

    To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to create a nick in, deliberately or accidentally; as, to nick the rim of a teacup.


  1. nick(Noun)

    A small cut in a surface

  2. nick(Noun)

    A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.

  3. nick(Noun)

    a small deflection of the ball off the edge of the bat, often going to the wicket-keeper for a catch

  4. nick(Noun)


    The car I bought was cheap and in good nick.

  5. nick(Noun)

    A police station or prison

  6. nick(Noun)

    The point where the wall of the court meets the floor.

  7. nick(Verb)

    To make a nick in, especially unintentionally.

    I nicked myself while I was shaving.

  8. nick(Verb)

    To steal.

    Someone's nicked my bike!

  9. nick(Verb)

    To arrest.

    The police nicked him climbing over the fence of the house he'd broken into.

  10. nick(Verb)

    to hit the ball with the edge of the bat and produce a fine deflection

  11. nick(Verb)

    To nickname; to style.

    For Warbeck, as you nick him, came to me. uE00082758uE001 Ford.

  12. Nick(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name Nicholas.

  13. Nick(ProperNoun)

    diminutive form of Nickelodeon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nick(noun)

    an evil spirit of the waters

  2. Nick(noun)

    a notch cut into something

  3. Nick(noun)

    a score for keeping an account; a reckoning

  4. Nick(noun)

    a notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution

  5. Nick(noun)

    a broken or indented place in any edge or surface; nicks in china

  6. Nick(noun)

    a particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment

  7. Nick(verb)

    to make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc

  8. Nick(verb)

    to mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in

  9. Nick(verb)

    to suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with

  10. Nick(verb)

    to hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time

  11. Nick(verb)

    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)

  12. Nick(verb)

    to nickname; to style

  13. Origin: [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. ni`ptein to wash, Skr. nij. Cf. Nix.]


  1. Nick

    A nick is a discontinuity in a double stranded DNA molecule where there is no phosphodiester bond between adjacent nucleotides of one strand typically through damage or enzyme action. Nicks allow for the much-needed release of torsion in the strand during DNA replication.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. nick

    [IRC; very common] Short for nickname. On IRC, every user must pick a nick, which is sometimes the same as the user's real name or login name, but is often more fanciful. Compare handle, screen name.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NICK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3751

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NICK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1757

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tommy Craggs:

    The impulse that led to Thursday's story is the impulse upon which Nick himself built Gawker's brand.

  2. Jay Seawell:

    He just gets to be Nick Saban, i think golf allows him to be Nick Saban, which I think is a really, really good deal.

  3. Andrew Ainsworth:

    Nick took it to Lucas as a prototype, and Lucas just said, 'Oh great, give me 50 of them now, in a hurry.' But it was only ever meant to be a prototype.

  4. Troy Edwards:

    The matter was set to be heard before Christmas but there was a sick barrister and Nick asked me to agree to a delay, and now it's all kind of blown up in his face.

  5. Andy Murray:

    Nick Kyrgios's Nick Kyrgios, nick Kyrgios made a mistake. All the guys here when they were 19 or 20 made mistakes. Nick Kyrgios was seen by millions. It's unfortunate it happened. It was wrong.

Translations for NICK

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • vrub, zářezCzech
  • klauenGerman
  • käännekohta, naarmuttaa, napata, naarmu, näpäys, nyysiä, vohkia, kondis, näpy, pölliä, näpäyttää, raapaistaFinnish
  • piquerFrench
  • спереть, тыритьRussian
  • knycka, norpa, snoSwedish

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