Definitions for nickel
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nickel, Ni, atomic number 28noun
a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar
nickel, nickel noteverb
five dollars worth of a drug
"a nickel bag of drugs"; "a nickel deck of heroin"
plate with nickel
"nickel the plate"
A silvery elemental metal with an atomic number of 28 and symbol Ni.
A coin worth 5 cents.
Interstate 5, a highway that runs along the west coast of the United States.
A playing card with the rank of five
Five hundred dollars.
To plate with nickel.
Etymology: One of the variant spellings of Nichol, a vernacular form of the given name Nicholas.
Nickel is a chemical element with symbol Ni and atomic number 28. It is a silvery-white lustrous metal with a slight golden tinge. Nickel is a hard and ductile transition metal. Pure nickel is chemically reactive but large pieces are slow to react with air under standard conditions because a passivation layer of nickel oxide forms on the surface that prevents further corrosion. Even so, pure native nickel is found in Earth's crust only in tiny amounts, usually in ultramafic rocks, and in the interiors of larger nickel–iron meteorites that were not exposed to oxygen when outside Earth's atmosphere. Meteoric nickel is found in combination with iron, a reflection of the origin of those elements as major end products of supernova nucleosynthesis. An iron–nickel mixture is thought to compose Earth's outer and inner cores.Use of nickel (as natural meteoric nickel–iron alloy) has been traced as far back as 3500 BCE. Nickel was first isolated and classified as an element in 1751 by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, who initially mistook the ore for a copper mineral, in the cobalt mines of Los, Hälsingland, Sweden. The element's name comes from a mischievous sprite of German miner mythology, Nickel (similar to Old Nick), who personified the fact that copper-nickel ores resisted refinement into copper. An economically important source of nickel is the iron ore limonite, which is often 1–2% nickel. Other important nickel ore minerals include pentlandite and a mix of Ni-rich natural silicates known as garnierite. Major production sites include the Sudbury region, Canada (which is thought to be of meteoric origin), New Caledonia in the Pacific, and Norilsk, Russia. Nickel is one of four elements (the others are iron, cobalt, and gadolinium) that are ferromagnetic at about room temperature. Alnico permanent magnets based partly on nickel are of intermediate strength between iron-based permanent magnets and rare-earth magnets. The metal is used chiefly in alloys and corrosion-resistant plating. About 68% of world production is used in stainless steel. A further 10% is used for nickel-based and copper-based alloys, 9% for plating, 7% for alloy steels, 3% in foundries, and 4% in other applications such as in rechargeable batteries, including those in electric vehicles (EVs). Nickel is widely used in coins, though nickel-plated objects sometimes provoke nickel allergy. As a compound, nickel has a number of niche chemical manufacturing uses, such as a catalyst for hydrogenation, cathodes for rechargeable batteries, pigments and metal surface treatments. Nickel is an essential nutrient for some microorganisms and plants that have enzymes with nickel as an active site.
Nickel is a chemical element with the symbol Ni and atomic number 28. It is a silvery-white, lustrous metal with a slight golden tinge. Nickel is hard, ductile, malleable, and can resist corrosion and oxidation. It is found in various minerals and used in a range of applications such as in coins, stainless steel, rechargeable batteries, and as a catalyst for certain chemical reactions.
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
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.]
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
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
A trace element with the atomic symbol Ni, atomic number 28, and atomic weight 58.69. It is a cofactor of the enzyme UREASE.
Five, as in 1995. "Everybody get in where ya fit in for tha nine five, tha nine nickel" -- Method Man with Capleton (Wings of the Morning).
Nickel also means $5 worth of something like weed or crack for example.
Another meaning for a bitch
Refers to the nickle plating of a firearm, or the firearm itself. "Hand on my nickle plated whistle." -- Clipse (Grindin')
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
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Etymology and Origins
An American five-cent piece, so called because it is coined out of nickel silver.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nickel is ranked #4291 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Nickel surname appeared 8,292 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Nickel.
95.3% or 7,902 total occurrences were White.
1.7% or 142 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.3% or 111 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.6% or 51 total occurrences were Black.
0.5% or 46 total occurrences were Asian.
0.4% or 40 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of nickel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of nickel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Is nickel the most vital metal of the 21st century? Nickel represents a prosperous & sustainable investment opportunity as efforts to reduce carbon emissions advance & the #EV revolution accelerates.
There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country really needs is a good five-cent nickel.
Anyone who dies with more than a nickel in their pocket is a damn fool
Nickel inventories have been drawing. China looks the strongest in months and global stainless steel production has stabilised, many larger miners said they are considering potential shutdowns at loss-making operations. As a result, we see nickel prices rallying in second half 2016.
I always knew he was going to be some type of leader in some way. He was entrepreneurial, very engaging, when Paul Nickel're at Stanford Cardinal, Paul Nickel run across a lot of guys like Stanford Cardinal.
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Translations for nickel
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- нікеляваць, нiкельBelarusian
- níquelCatalan, Valencian
- níquel, niquelarSpanish
- niklata, nikkeli, nikkelöidä, viisisenttinenFinnish
- nickeler, nickelFrench
- nikkelWestern Frisian
- nicilScottish Gaelic
- निकल, रूपकHindi
- nichel, nickelioItalian
- នីកើល, ស្ពាន់សKhmer
- NéckelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- никл, никелMacedonian
- xelin, nikelMaltese
- stuiver, vernikkelen, nikkelDutch
- nikkelNorwegian Nynorsk
- łitsoNavajo, Navaho
- níquel, niquelarPortuguese
- nichel, nichelaRomanian
- пять, никелирова́ть, никель, в, монета, центRussian
- никал, nikalSerbo-Croatian
- نکل, سکّہ, دھات کا نامUrdu
- ניקל, ניקעלירןYiddish
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