What does nipple mean?

Definitions for nipple
ˈnɪp əlnip·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nipple, mammilla, mamilla, pap, teat, tit(noun)

    the small projection of a mammary gland

  2. nipple(noun)

    a flexible cap on a baby's feeding bottle or pacifier

Wiktionary

  1. nipple(Noun)

    The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted.

    Etymology: From earlier neple, nypil, *, believed to be a diminutive of nib, neb, equivalent to .

  2. nipple(Noun)

    An artificial nipple (definition 1) used for bottle-feeding infants.

    Etymology: From earlier neple, nypil, *, believed to be a diminutive of nib, neb, equivalent to .

  3. nipple(Noun)

    A mechanical device through which liquids can be passed in a regulated manner.

    Etymology: From earlier neple, nypil, *, believed to be a diminutive of nib, neb, equivalent to .

  4. nipple(Noun)

    A short tube threaded at both ends, used as a connector.

    Turn the nipples on to the bicycle spokes only one turn, for each spoke on the new wheel all the way around until they are all snug, then check alignment.

    Etymology: From earlier neple, nypil, *, believed to be a diminutive of nib, neb, equivalent to .

  5. nipple(Noun)

    Any small physical protrusion, such as the lumps on the F and J keys on American keyboards.

    Etymology: From earlier neple, nypil, *, believed to be a diminutive of nib, neb, equivalent to .

  6. nipple(Noun)

    Any small physical protrusion on an automotive, a machine part or any other part that fits into a groove on another part.

    Etymology: From earlier neple, nypil, *, believed to be a diminutive of nib, neb, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nipple(noun)

    the protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a pap

    Etymology: [Formerly neble, a dim. of neb. See Neb, Nib.]

  2. Nipple(noun)

    the orifice at which any animal liquid, as the oil from an oil bag, is discharged

    Etymology: [Formerly neble, a dim. of neb. See Neb, Nib.]

  3. Nipple(noun)

    any small projection or article in which there is an orifice for discharging a fluid, or for other purposes; as, the nipple of a nursing bottle; the nipple of a percussion lock, or that part on which the cap is put and through which the fire passes to the charge

    Etymology: [Formerly neble, a dim. of neb. See Neb, Nib.]

  4. Nipple(noun)

    a pipe fitting, consisting of a short piece of pipe, usually provided with a screw thread at each end, for connecting two other fittings

    Etymology: [Formerly neble, a dim. of neb. See Neb, Nib.]

Freebase

  1. Nipple

    In its most general form, a nipple is a structure from which a fluid emanates. More specifically, it is the projection on the breasts or udder of a mammal by which breast milk is delivered to a mother's young. In this sense, it is often called a teat, especially when referring to non-humans, and the medical term used to refer to it is papilla. The rubber mouthpiece of a baby bottle or pacifier may also be referred to as a "nipple" or a "teat". In many cultures, female nipples are considered an erogenous zone and it is considered a public indecency to uncover them in public.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nipple

    nip′l, n. the pap by which milk is drawn from the breasts of females: a teat: a small projection with an orifice, as the nipple of a gun.—v.t. to furnish with a nipple.—ns. Nipp′le-shield, a defence for the nipple worn by nursing women; Nipp′le-wort, a small, yellow-flowered plant of remedial use. [A dim. of neb or nib.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. nipple

    In ship-building. Another name for knuckle (which see). Also, the nipple of a gun or musket lock; the perforated projection which receives the percussion-cap.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. nipple

    Any small projection in which there is an orifice for discharging a fluid, or for other purposes, as the nipple of a percussion-lock, or that part on which the cap is put to be fired.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nipple in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nipple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of nipple in a Sentence

  1. Josephine Georgiou:

    Only I get to decide if I’m humiliated or not – why would people assume I am humiliated by my own breast, nipple or body?

  2. Irene Zoppi:

    It’s the tongue that does most of the work holding onto the nipple and the breast.

  3. Linda Bowles:

    The task of weaning various people and groups from the national nipple will not be easy. The sound of whines, bawls, screams and invective will fill the air as the agony of withdrawal pangs finds voice.

  4. Amanda Bouldin:

    No disrespect, but your nipple would be the last one I would want to see ... You want to turn our family beach's into a pervert show.

  5. Irene Zoppi:

    Instead of grasping the breast and the nipple, the baby could be using a chewing-like motion.

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