What does nib mean?

Definitions for nibnɪb

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

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


  1. Nib(n.)

    pl. See his nibs, below.

  2. Origin: [A variabt of neb.]


  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

  6. Origin: [A variabt of neb.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nib

    nib, n. something small and pointed: a point, esp. of a pen: the bill of a bird: the handle of a scythe-snath.—v.t. to furnish with a nib: to point.—adj. Nibbed, having a nib. [Neb.]

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  1. NIB

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Anagrams for nib »

  1. bin

  2. BNI

  3. ibn


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nib in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nib in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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