Neb definition

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The nose or mouth of a person.
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A projecting end or point; nib; tip.
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(proper) New English Bible.
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New English Bible.
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(geo, proper, place) Nebraska.
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A projecting part, especially a nib.
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A beak of a bird.
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A nose or snout.
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The bill of a bird.
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The snout of an animal.
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(now dialectal) A bird's beak or bill.
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(now dialectal) A person's nose.
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(now dialectal) The nose or snout of an animal, now especially of a fish.
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(now dialectal) A projecting extremity; a point or sharp projection.
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(now dialectal) A nib, as of a pen.
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(astronomy) North Equatorial Band.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
neb
Plural:
nebs

Origin of neb

  • Middle English from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary