What does nickel mean?

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ˈnɪk əlnick·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nickel, Ni, atomic number 28(noun)

    a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite

  2. nickel(noun)

    a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar

  3. nickel, nickel note(verb)

    five dollars worth of a drug

    "a nickel bag of drugs"; "a nickel deck of heroin"

  4. nickel(verb)

    plate with nickel

    "nickel the plate"

Wiktionary

  1. nickel(Noun)

    A silvery elemental metal with an atomic number of 28 and symbol Ni.

    Etymology: One of the variant spellings of Nichol, a vernacular form of the given name Nicholas.

  2. nickel(Noun)

    A coin worth 5 cents.

    Etymology: One of the variant spellings of Nichol, a vernacular form of the given name Nicholas.

  3. nickel(Noun)

    Interstate 5, a highway that runs along the west coast of the United States.

    Etymology: One of the variant spellings of Nichol, a vernacular form of the given name Nicholas.

  4. nickel(Noun)

    A playing card with the rank of five

    Etymology: One of the variant spellings of Nichol, a vernacular form of the given name Nicholas.

  5. nickel(Noun)

    Five dollars.

    Etymology: One of the variant spellings of Nichol, a vernacular form of the given name Nicholas.

  6. nickel(Noun)

    Five hundred dollars.

    Etymology: One of the variant spellings of Nichol, a vernacular form of the given name Nicholas.

  7. nickel(Verb)

    To plate with nickel.

    Etymology: One of the variant spellings of Nichol, a vernacular form of the given name Nicholas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nickel(noun)

    a bright silver-white metallic element. It is of the iron group, and is hard, malleable, and ductile. It occurs combined with sulphur in millerite, with arsenic in the mineral niccolite, and with arsenic and sulphur in nickel glance. Symbol Ni. Atomic weight 58.6

    Etymology: [G., fr. Sw. nickel, abbrev. from Sw. kopparnickel copper-nickel, a name given in derision, as it was thought to be a base ore of copper. The origin of the second part of the word is uncertain. Cf. Kupfer-nickel, Copper-nickel.]

  2. Nickel(noun)

    a small coin made of or containing nickel; esp., a five-cent piece

    Etymology: [G., fr. Sw. nickel, abbrev. from Sw. kopparnickel copper-nickel, a name given in derision, as it was thought to be a base ore of copper. The origin of the second part of the word is uncertain. Cf. Kupfer-nickel, Copper-nickel.]

Freebase

  1. Nickel

    Nickel is a chemical element with the chemical symbol Ni and atomic number 28. It is a silvery-white lustrous metal with a slight golden tinge. Nickel belongs to the transition metals and is hard and ductile. Pure nickel shows a significant chemical activity that can be observed when nickel is powdered to maximize the exposed surface area on which reactions can occur, but larger pieces of the metal are slow to react with air at ambient conditions due to the formation of a protective oxide surface. Even then, nickel is reactive enough with oxygen so that native nickel is rarely found on Earth's surface, being mostly confined to the interiors of larger nickel–iron meteorites that were protected from oxidation during their time in space. On Earth, such native nickel is always found in combination with iron, a reflection of those elements' origin as major end products of supernova nucleosynthesis. An iron–nickel mixture is thought to compose Earth's inner core. The use of nickel has been traced as far back as 3500 BC. Nickel was first isolated and classified as a chemical element in 1751 by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, who initially mistook its ore for a copper mineral. The element name comes from a mischievous sprite of German miner's mythology, Nickel, that personified the fact that copper-nickel ores resisted refinement into copper. An economically important source of nickel is the iron ore limonite, which often contains 1-2% nickel. Nickel's other important ore minerals include garnierite, and pentlandite. Major production sites include Sudbury region in Canada, New Caledonia in the Pacific and Norilsk in Russia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nickel

    nik′el, n. a grayish-white metal related to cobalt, very malleable and ductile.—v.t. to plate with nickel.—ns. Nick′elage, Nick′elure, the art of nickel-plating.—adjs. Nick′elic, Nick′elous; Nickelif′erous, containing nickel.—ns. Nick′eline, Nic′colite, native nickel arsenide.—v.t. Nick′elise, to plate with nickel.—ns. Nick′el-plat′ing, the plating of metals with nickel; Nick′el-sil′ver, German silver (see German). [Sw. koppar-nickel (Ger. kupfernickel), koppar, copper, nickel, a word corresponding to Ger. nickel, the devil (cf. Cobalt and Kobold), or to Ice. hnikill, a lump.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Nickel

    A trace element with the atomic symbol Ni, atomic number 28, and atomic weight 58.69. It is a cofactor of the enzyme UREASE.

Editors Contribution

  1. nickel

    Is a metal element.

    Nickel is used in many specific and recognizable industrial and consumer products, including stainless steel, alnico magnets, coinage, rechargeable batteries, electric guitar strings, microphone capsules, and special alloys

    Submitted by MaryC on November 20, 2015  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Nickel

    An American five-cent piece, so called because it is coined out of nickel silver.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nickel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nickel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of nickel in a Sentence

  1. George GascónThe DA:

    If you are the mom or dad who wants to participate in the kids' school activities and they're being told you can't go to that field trip because you have a felony conviction because you sold a nickel bag in the Tenderloin 10 years ago, that's the people that we care about, this partnership also helps to address wrongs caused by the failed war on drugs, felt most strongly by communities of color.

  2. Elijah Molden:

    Especially since were not the biggest guys on the field we have to have the best feet, i remember my freshman year how he would (move) at the nickel position and copy that. Even now, every once in a while Ill need to be reminded of the steps if Im bouncing around positions. Ill ask him what he thinks.

  3. Tom Albright:

    I could get ahead of the job for three hours, and at that point I could go goof off for three hours, those were the good old days. It ain't like that anymore. They get every nickel that they can out of that individual working that job on the floor.

  4. Brian Kendrella:

    This is truly a momentous sale and one for the history books, the new owner of the Eliasberg nickel now possesses one of the rarest, most valuable United States coins, and one of only three examples of this coveted coin in private hands.

  5. Errol Flynn:

    Anyone who dies with more than a nickel in their pocket is a damn fool

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