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nick·el

 (nĭk′əl)
n.
1. Symbol Ni A silvery, hard, ductile, ferromagnetic metallic element used in corrosion-resistant alloys, stainless steel, catalysts for hydrogenation, and batteries, and for electroplating. Atomic number 28; atomic weight 58.69; melting point 1,455°C; boiling point 2,913°C; specific gravity 8.902; valence 0, 1, 2, 3. See Periodic Table.
2. A coin of the United States or Canada worth five cents.
tr.v. nick·eled, nick·el·ing, nick·els or nick·elled or nick·el·ling
To coat with nickel.

[Swedish, short for kopparnickel, niccolite, partial translation of German Kupfernickel : Kupfer, copper + Nickel, demon, rascal, from the deceptive copper color of the ore (from the name Nikolaus, Nicholas).]

nickel

(ˈnɪkəl)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a malleable ductile silvery-white metallic element that is strong and corrosion-resistant, occurring principally in pentlandite and niccolite: used in alloys, esp in toughening steel, in electroplating, and as a catalyst in organic synthesis. Symbol: Ni; atomic no: 28; atomic wt: 58.6934; valency: 0, 1, 2, or 3; relative density: 8.902; melting pt: 1455°C; boiling pt: 2914°C
2. (Currencies) a US and Canadian coin and monetary unit worth five cents
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
(tr) to plate with nickel
[C18: shortened form of German Kupfernickel niccolite, literally: copper demon, so called by miners because it was mistakenly thought to contain copper]

nick•el

(ˈnɪk əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling, n.
1. a hard, silvery white, ductile and malleable metallic element, not readily oxidized: used in alloys and in electroplating. Symbol: Ni; at. wt.: 58.71; at. no.: 28; sp. gr.: 8.9 at 20°C.
2. a cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to five cents.
v.t.
3. to coat with nickel.
adj.
4. Slang. costing five dollars: a nickel bag of heroin.
[1745–55; < Swedish, from kopparnickel < German Kupfernickel niccolite, literally, copper demon (so called because though looking like copper it yielded none)]

nick·el

(nĭk′əl)
Symbol Ni A silvery, hard, easily shaped metallic element that occurs in ores along with iron or magnesium. It resists oxidation and corrosion and is used to make alloys such as stainless steel. It is also used as a coating for other metals. Atomic number 28. See Periodic Table.

nickel


Past participle: nickelled
Gerund: nickelling

Imperative
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Present
I nickel
you nickel
he/she/it nickels
we nickel
you nickel
they nickel
Preterite
I nickelled
you nickelled
he/she/it nickelled
we nickelled
you nickelled
they nickelled
Present Continuous
I am nickelling
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he/she/it is nickelling
we are nickelling
you are nickelling
they are nickelling
Present Perfect
I have nickelled
you have nickelled
he/she/it has nickelled
we have nickelled
you have nickelled
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Past Continuous
I was nickelling
you were nickelling
he/she/it was nickelling
we were nickelling
you were nickelling
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Past Perfect
I had nickelled
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we had nickelled
you had nickelled
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Future
I will nickel
you will nickel
he/she/it will nickel
we will nickel
you will nickel
they will nickel
Future Perfect
I will have nickelled
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Future Continuous
I will be nickelling
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you will be nickelling
they will be nickelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nickelling
you have been nickelling
he/she/it has been nickelling
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you have been nickelling
they have been nickelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nickelling
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you will have been nickelling
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nickelling
you had been nickelling
he/she/it had been nickelling
we had been nickelling
you had been nickelling
they had been nickelling
Conditional
I would nickel
you would nickel
he/she/it would nickel
we would nickel
you would nickel
they would nickel
Past Conditional
I would have nickelled
you would have nickelled
he/she/it would have nickelled
we would have nickelled
you would have nickelled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nickel - a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosionnickel - a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
garnierite - a green mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate; a source of nickel
millerite - a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulfide; a minor source of nickel
pentlandite - a mineral (iron and nickel sulphide) that is the chief ore of nickel
smaltite - a grey mineral consisting of cobalt arsenide and nickel; an important source of cobalt and nickel
2.nickel - a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
3.nickel - five dollars worth of a drug; "a nickel bag of drugs"; "a nickel deck of heroin"
five dollar bill, fiver, five-spot - a United States bill worth 5 dollars
Verb1.nickel - plate with nickel; "nickel the plate"
plate - coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"
Translations
نيكِل
niklniklákpěticent
nikkel5-cent-mønt
nikelo
nikkel
nikkeli
nikal
nikkelötcentes
fimm centa myntnikkel
ニッケル
nikelispenkių centų moneta
niķelispiecu centu monēta
nichel
nikelpäťcentová minca
nikelj
nickel
nikel5 sentlik madenî para

nickel

[ˈnɪkl]
A. N
1. (= metal) → níquel m
2. (US) (= coin) → moneda f de cinco centavos
B. CPD nickel silver Nplata f alemana

nickel

[ˈnɪkəl] n
(= metal) → nickel m
(= coin) (in US)pièce f de 5 cents

nickel

n
(= metal)Nickel nt
(US) → Nickel m, → Fünfcentstück nt

nickel

[ˈnɪkl] n (metal) → nichel m (Am) (coin) → (moneta da) cinque centesimi mpl di dollaro

nickel

(ˈnikl) noun
1. an element, a greyish-white metal used especially for mixing with other metals and for plating.
2. (American) a five-cent coin.

nickel

n níquel m
References in classic literature ?
These men had no horror of squandering a nickel, or many nickels.
I remembered, on the drunk on the Idler, how Scotty and the harpooner and myself had raked and scraped dimes and nickels with which to buy the whisky.
You ought to get a good one for that," she laughed,--"all bright parts nickel, I suppose; indeed, you should get a real silver frame and gold handle-bars for that, don't you think?
So Jurgis went out into another place, and paid another nickel.
He would sally forth from a saloon, and, after making sure there was no policeman in sight, would approach every likely-looking person who passed him, telling his woeful story and pleading for a nickel or a dime.
It reaches the man with a nickel as well as the man with a million.
The stove was very large, with bright nickel trimmings, and behind it there was a long wooden bench against the wall, and a tin washtub, into which grandmother poured hot and cold water.
I expected to finish it on Friday, but on Friday, when the putting together was nearly done, I found that one of the nickel bars was exactly one inch too short, and this I had to get remade; so that the thing was not complete until this morning.
The room was large, and sombre with dark woods and hangings like the hall; but through the west window the sun threw a long shaft of gold across the floor, gleamed dully on the tarnished brass andirons in the fireplace, and touched the nickel of the telephone on the great desk in the middle of the room.
It came to him, in a flash of fancy, that her nature seemed taking on the attributes of stale vegetables, smelly soapsuds, and of the greasy dimes, nickels, and quarters she took in over the counter of the store.
When all the financial world was clamoring for money and perishing through lack of it, the first of each month many thousands of dollars poured into his coffers from the water-rates, and each day ten thousand dollars, in dime and nickels, came in from his street railways and ferries.
In a week or two now, cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half-dollars, and also a trifle of gold, would be trickling in thin but steady streams all through the commercial veins of the kingdom, and I looked to see this new blood freshen up its life.