American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A beak of a bird.
- n. A nose; a snout.
- n. A projecting part, especially a nib.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bill or beak of a bird; also, the snout or muzzle of a beast.
- n. The nose: as, a lang neb; a sharp neb.
- n. The face.
- n. The tip end of anything; a sharp point: as, the neb of a lancet or knife. See nib.
- n. The nib of a pen. See nib.
- n. An abbreviation of Nebraska.
- n. now dialectal A bird's beak or bill.
- n. obsolete A person's mouth.
- n. now dialectal A person's nose.
- n. now dialectal The nose or snout of an animal, now especially of a fish.
- n. now dialectal A projecting extremity; a point or sharp projection.
- n. now dialectal A nib, as of a pen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The nose; the snout; the mouth; the beak of a bird; a nib, as of a pen.
- n. horny projecting mouth of a bird
- n. a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
- Old English nebb ("beak, nose, face"), from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with Danish næb, Dutch neb, German Schnabel, Old Norse nef, Swedish näbb, Swedish regional näv. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It is only rarely, and at a later period, that prophecy is called nebû'ah, a cognate of nabî '; more ordinarily we find hazôn, vision, or word of God, oracle”
“The figure is standing on a basket called a neb, which in ancient Egyptian iconography signifies a ruler or deity.”
“The current thinking on Neanderthal physiology includes a neb which is capable of a large throughput, such as that.”
“Rebecca arrives in less than a minute and asks the nurses to get a racemic epinephrine neb.”
“I order a portable chest X-ray and an albuterol neb.”
“He had created an empathy with that part of his native county's audience, "one of us" who had given the stuffed shirts and jazz-hatters down south "a bloodied neb", metaphorically at least.”
“Some cities — Cleveland, Detroit and St. Louis — shrank to one-half or less of their former size. neb Says:”
“Al – but we needed to invade Iraq, right? neb Says:”
“Now he plays soccer, baseball and football, knows his peak number, when he needs the neb, and when the inhaler will do.”
“The Roman Pontiff, with his absurd claims to infallibility and universal rule, should keep his neb out of our national life.”
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