nub - Dictionary definition and meaning for word nub

(noun) a small lump or protuberance
Synonyms : nubble

(noun) a small piece
Synonyms : stub
Example Sentence
  • a nub of coal
  • a stub of a pencil

(noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Example Sentence
  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

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