Definitions for nicknɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small notch, groove, chip, or the like.
a small dent or wound.
a small groove on one side of the shank of a printing type.
a break in a strand of a DNA or RNA molecule.
Category: Genetics, Biochemistry
Brit. Slang. prison.
(v.t.)to cut into or through.
to hit or injure slightly.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to make a nick or nicks in (something); notch, groove, or chip.
to incise certain tendons at the root of (a horse's tail) to give it a higher carrying position; make an incision under the tail of (a horse).
Category: Veterinary Science
to hit, guess, catch, etc., exactly.
Slang. to trick, cheat, or defraud.
Brit. Slang. to arrest (a criminal or suspect). to capture; nab. to steal.
Idioms for nick:
in the nick of time,at the right moment and no sooner; at the last possible moment.
Origin of nick:
1475–85; obscurely akin to OE gehnycned wrinkled, ON hnykla to wrinkle
dent, ding, gouge, nick(noun)
an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
(British slang) a prison
"he's in the nick"
notch, nick, snick(verb)
a small cut
cut slightly, with a razor
"The barber's knife nicked his cheek"
cut a nick into
divide or reset the tail muscles of
mate successfully; of livestock
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a small dent or cut
a nick in the smooth surface of the wood
just before it is too late
He jumped out of the way just in the nick of time.
to get a little cut
I must have nicked myself with the scissors.
Someone nicked my bag!
A small cut in a surface
A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
a small deflection of the ball off the edge of the bat, often going to the wicket-keeper for a catch
The car I bought was cheap and in good nick.
A police station or prison
The point where the wall of the court meets the floor.
To make a nick in, especially unintentionally.
I nicked myself while I was shaving.
Someone's nicked my bike!
The police nicked him climbing over the fence of the house he'd broken into.
to hit the ball with the edge of the bat and produce a fine deflection
To nickname; to style.
For Warbeck, as you nick him, came to me. uE00082758uE001 Ford.
A diminutive of the male given name Nicholas.
diminutive form of Nickelodeon.
an evil spirit of the waters
a notch cut into something
a score for keeping an account; a reckoning
a notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution
a broken or indented place in any edge or surface; nicks in china
a particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment
to make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc
to mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in
to suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with
to hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time
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)
to nickname; to style
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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.
Translations for nick
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a small cut
There was a nick in the doorpost.
- nerf, keepAfrikaans
- ثَلْم، حَزArabic
- cortePortuguese (BR)
- die KerbeGerman
- muesca, hendeduraSpanish
- חֲתָך דַקHebrew
- goresan, torehanIndonesian
- tacca, intaccaturaItalian
- įpjova, įraiža, įkarpaLithuanian
- iegriezums; ierobījums; iezīmējumsLatvian
- hakk, skår(e)Norwegian
- چوچه پشكPersian
- د پيشو بچىPashto
- hack, skåraSwedish
- çentik, kertik, hafif kesikTurkish
- 裂口, 刻痕Chinese (Trad.)
- зарубка, засічкаUkrainian
- کھانچا، نشانUrdu
- nấc; khíaVietnamese
- 裂口，刻痕Chinese (Simp.)
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