What does nab mean?

Definitions for nabnæb

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nab.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nab(verb)

    tag the base runner to get him out

  2. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop(verb)

    take into custody

    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

  3. nab(verb)

    seize suddenly


  1. Nab(v. t.)

    To capture; to arrest; as, the police nabbed the culprit wtrying to hide in the basement.

  2. Origin: [Dan nappe, or Sw. nappa.]


  1. nab(Verb)

    To seize, arrest or take into custody a criminal or fugitive

  2. nab(Verb)

    To grab or snatch something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nab(noun)

    the summit of an eminence

  2. Nab(noun)

    the cock of a gunlock

  3. Nab(noun)

    the keeper, or box into which the lock is shot

  4. Nab(verb)

    to catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly

  5. Origin: [Dan nappe, or Sw. nappa.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nab

    nab, v.t. to seize suddenly:—pr.p. nab′bing; pa.p. nabbed. [Sw. nappa; Dan. nappe, to catch.]

  2. Nab

    nab, n. a hill-top: the projecting cavity fixed to the jamb of a door to receive the latch or bolt: (obs.) a hat. [For knab=knap.]

Suggested Resources

  1. NAB

    What does NAB stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the NAB acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for nab »

  1. ban, BAN, NBA

  2. ABN

  3. NBA

  4. ban, BAN


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nab in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rajib Sen:

    We are trying to nab the attackers and find out the reason behind.

  2. Saad Hashmey:

    The market has taken the suggestions for a NAB (investigation) and the overall JIT report as a negative, we expect volatility to continue.

  3. Uday Cheruvu:

    Whilst we were avoiding buying the big four when Westpac and NAB were nudging $40 at the end of FY15, we now believe many market commentators are under-estimating the sustainability of their profits and dividends.

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