Definitions for nub

Definitions for (noun) nub

Main entry: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

Main entry: nub, stub

Definition: a small piece

Usage: a nub of coal; a stub of a pencil

Main entry: nub, nubble

Definition: a small lump or protuberance

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