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Definition 1: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where nub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Synonyms for nub in the sense of this definition

(nub is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of nub ) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

"he told us only the bare bones of the story"

(... is a kind of nub ) (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

(... is a kind of nub ) the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other

(... is a kind of nub ) the purest and most concentrated essence of something

(... is a kind of nub ) a critically important or characteristic component

"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

Definition 2: a small piece - [noun denoting object]

Samples where nub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a nub of coal
  • a stub of a pencil

Synonyms for nub in the sense of this definition

(nub is a kind of ...) a portion of a natural object

"they analyzed the river into three parts" "he needed a piece of granite"

(... is a kind of nub ) a small nub (especially an undeveloped fruit or ear of corn)

Definition 3: a small lump or protuberance - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for nub in the sense of this definition

(nub is a kind of ...) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

"the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge" "the hump of a camel" "he stood on the rocky prominence" "the occipital protuberance was well developed" "the bony excrescence between its horns"

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