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English Dictionary: nub by the DICT Development Group
3 results for nub
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
nub
n
  1. a small lump or protuberance
    Synonym(s): nub, nubble
  2. a small piece; "a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil"
    Synonym(s): nub, stub
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty- gritty
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nub \Nub\, v. t. [Cf. {Knob}.]
      To push; to nudge; also, to beckon. [Prov. Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nub \Nub\, n.
      A jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or
      gist, as of a story. [Colloq.]
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