HyperDic: nub

English > 3 senses of the word nub:
NOUNshapenub, nubblea small lump or protuberance
objectnub, stuba small piece
cognitionnub, kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, pith, sum, nitty-grittythe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
nub > pronunciation
Soundsnah'b
RhymesArab ... washtub: 23 rhymes with ahb...
English > nub: 3 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA small lump or protuberance.
Synonymnubble
Broaderbulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescenceSomething that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
Adjectivesnubbyof textiles
English > nub: 3 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA small piece.
Example"a nub of coal"
Synonymstub
NarrowernubbinA small nub (especially an undeveloped fruit or ear of corn)
Broaderpart, pieceA portion of a natural object
English > nub: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.
Example "the nub of the story"
Synonymskernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
Narrowerbare bones(plural) the most basic facts or elements
hypostasis(metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
quiddity, haecceityThe essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessenceThe purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuffA critically important or characteristic component
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishcentro, corazón, enjundia, esencia, médula, meollo, núcleo, quid, sustancia
Catalanbessó, centre, cor, essència, nucli, quid, substància

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