What does nub mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nub, nubble(noun)

    a small lump or protuberance

  2. nub, stub(noun)

    a small piece

    "a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil"

  3. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nub(verb)

    to push; to nudge; also, to beckon

  2. Nub(noun)

    a jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or gist, as of a story

  3. Origin: [Cf. Knob.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nub

    nub, v.t. (prov.) to push: beckon: hang.

  2. Nub

    nub, n. a knob, knot: point, gist.—adjs. Nub′bly, full of knots; Nub′by, lumpy, dirty.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nub in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nub in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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