1. a small lump or protuberance
Similar word(s): nubble
2. a small piece
- a nub of coal
Similar word(s): stub
3. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
- the nub of the story
Sentences with nub as a noun:
- What do you think is the nub of the problem?
1. (baseball) To hit the ball weakly.
2. To push; to nudge.
3. To beckon.