Definitions for nibnɪb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nibnɪb(n.)

  1. one of the two segments of a split penpoint.

    Ref: penpoint (def. 1). 1

  2. any pointed end.

  3. a bill or beak, as of a bird.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of nib:

1575–85; perh. var. of neb ; cf. D nib, MLG nibbe (var. of nebbe) beak, ON nibba sharp point. Cf. nibble

nib′like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nib, pen nib(noun)

    the writing point of a pen

  2. beak, bill, neb, nib, pecker(noun)

    horny projecting mouth of a bird

Wiktionary

  1. nib(Noun)

    The tip of a pen or tool that touches the surface.

  2. nib(Noun)

    The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.

  3. nib(Noun)

    Bits of trapped dust or other foreign material that form imperfections in painted or varnished surfaces.

  4. nib(Noun)

    Partially processed cocoa bean.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nib(noun)

    a small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong

  2. Nib(noun)

    the bill or beak of a bird; the neb

  3. Nib(noun)

    the points of a pen; also, the pointed part of a pen; a short pen adapted for insertion in a holder

  4. Nib(noun)

    one of the handles which project from a scythe snath; also, [Prov. Eng.], the shaft of a wagon

  5. Nib(verb)

    to furnish with a nib; to point; to mend the point of; as, to nib a pen

Freebase

  1. Nib

    A nib is the part of a quill, dip pen or fountain pen which comes into contact with the writing surface in order to deposit ink. Different types of nibs vary in their purpose, shape and size, as well as the material they are made from.


Translations for nib

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

nib(noun)

(alsoˈpen-nib ) the pointed, metal part of a fountain-pen or other pen from which the ink flows.

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