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nib

 (nĭb)
n.
1.
a. The sharpened point of a quill pen.
b. A tapered point of a pen, designed to be inserted into a penholder or fountain pen.
2. A sharp point or tip.
3. A bird's beak or bill.

[Alteration of neb.]

nib

(nɪb)
n
1. the writing point of a pen, esp an insertable tapered metal part with a split tip
2. a point, tip, or beak
3. (plural) crushed cocoa beans
vb (tr) , nibs, nibbing or nibbed
4. to provide with a nib
5. to prepare or sharpen the nib of
[C16 (in the sense: beak): origin obscure; compare Northern German nibbe tip. See neb, nibble]
ˈnibˌlike adj

nib

(nɪb)

n.
1.
b. one of the two segments of a split penpoint.
2. any pointed end.
3. a bill or beak, as of a bird.
[1575–85; perhaps variant of neb; compare Dutch nib, Middle Low German nibbe (variant of nebbe) beak, Old Norse nibba sharp point. compare nibble]
nib′like`, adj.

nib


Past participle: nibbed
Gerund: nibbing

Imperative
nib
nib
Present
I nib
you nib
he/she/it nibs
we nib
you nib
they nib
Preterite
I nibbed
you nibbed
he/she/it nibbed
we nibbed
you nibbed
they nibbed
Present Continuous
I am nibbing
you are nibbing
he/she/it is nibbing
we are nibbing
you are nibbing
they are nibbing
Present Perfect
I have nibbed
you have nibbed
he/she/it has nibbed
we have nibbed
you have nibbed
they have nibbed
Past Continuous
I was nibbing
you were nibbing
he/she/it was nibbing
we were nibbing
you were nibbing
they were nibbing
Past Perfect
I had nibbed
you had nibbed
he/she/it had nibbed
we had nibbed
you had nibbed
they had nibbed
Future
I will nib
you will nib
he/she/it will nib
we will nib
you will nib
they will nib
Future Perfect
I will have nibbed
you will have nibbed
he/she/it will have nibbed
we will have nibbed
you will have nibbed
they will have nibbed
Future Continuous
I will be nibbing
you will be nibbing
he/she/it will be nibbing
we will be nibbing
you will be nibbing
they will be nibbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nibbing
you have been nibbing
he/she/it has been nibbing
we have been nibbing
you have been nibbing
they have been nibbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nibbing
you will have been nibbing
he/she/it will have been nibbing
we will have been nibbing
you will have been nibbing
they will have been nibbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nibbing
you had been nibbing
he/she/it had been nibbing
we had been nibbing
you had been nibbing
they had been nibbing
Conditional
I would nib
you would nib
he/she/it would nib
we would nib
you would nib
they would nib
Past Conditional
I would have nibbed
you would have nibbed
he/she/it would have nibbed
we would have nibbed
you would have nibbed
they would have nibbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nib - the writing point of a pennib - the writing point of a pen    
pen - a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
point - sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
2.nib - horny projecting mouth of a birdnib - horny projecting mouth of a bird  
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
cere - the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
Translations
رأس قَلَم الحِبْر
pero
pennespids
tollhegy
pennaoddur
plunksninissmailu galiuku
rakstāmspalva
mürekkepli kalem ucu

nib

[nɪb] Npunta f; [of fountain pen] → plumilla f, plumín m

nib

[ˈnɪb] n [fountain pen] → (bec m de) plume f

nib

nFeder f; (= point of nib)(Feder)spitze f

nib

[nɪb] n (of pen) → pennino

nib

(nib) noun
(also ˈpen-nib) the pointed, metal part of a fountain-pen or other pen from which the ink flows.
-nibbed
a fine-nibbed pen.
References in classic literature ?
'Shall it be a hard or a soft nib?' inquired Nicholas, smiling to prevent himself from laughing outright.
"Look!" said Faria, showing to the young man a slender stick about six inches long, and much resembling the size of the handle of a fine painting-brush, to the end of which was tied, by a piece of thread, one of those cartilages of which the abbe had before spoken to Dantes; it was pointed, and divided at the nib like an ordinary pen.
There was a window, and a table and a chair in the window, and upon the table stood a rusty inkstand, an ashtray, an old copy of a French newspaper, and a pen with a broken nib. Rachel sat down, as if to study the French newspaper, but a tear fell on the blurred French print, raising a soft blot.
I was writing a series of articles upon prison life, and had my nib into the whole System; a literary and philanthropical daily was parading my "charges," the graver ones with the more gusto; and the terms, if unhandsome for creative work, were temporary wealth to me.
About half-way through the term a mania ran through the school for a game called Nibs. It was a game for two, played on a table or a form with steel pens.
"Don't ask me to play Nibs with you again," he said to Philip.
Next comes Nibs, the gay and debonair, followed by Slightly, who cuts whistles out of the trees and dances ecstatically to his own tunes.
"All I remember about my mother," Nibs told them, "is that she often said to my father, `Oh, how I wish I had a cheque-book of my own!' I don't know what a cheque-book is, but I should just love to give my mother one."
With the exception of Nibs, who has darted away to reconnoitre [look around], they are already in their home under the ground, a very delightful residence of which we shall see a good deal presently.
She took us up to her sanctum, and introduced us to her fellow dispenser, a rather awe-inspiring individual, whom Cynthia cheerily addressed as "Nibs."
The countenances of Cynthia and Nibs were suddenly petrified into a stern and forbidding expression.
He was also described quite incorrectly as the son of a man who had amassed a comfortable fortune in the manufacture of gold nibs and the Butteridge fountain pens.