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Is nib a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word nib is a Scrabble US word. The word nib is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

N1I1B3

Is nib a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word nib is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

N1I1B3

Is nib a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word nib is a Words With Friends word. The word nib is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

N2I1B4

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Valid words made from Nib

You can make 4 words from 'nib' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'nib'

BIN 5NIB 5

2 letters words from 'nib'

BI 4IN 2

All 3 letters words made out of nib

nib inb nbi bni ibn bin

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word nib. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in nib.

Definitions and meaning of nib

nib

Alternative forms

  • knib (obsolete)

Etymology

From a variant of neb, perhaps due to association with nibble.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɪb/
  • Rhymes: -ɪb

Noun

nib (plural nibs)

  1. The tip of a pen or tool that touches the surface, transferring ink to paper.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
      Slowly welling from the point of her gold nib, pale blue ink dissolved the full stop; for there her pen stuck; her eyes fixed, and tears slowly filled them.
  2. The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.
  3. Bits of trapped dust or other foreign material that form imperfections in painted or varnished surfaces.
  4. A piece of a roasted, hulled cocoa bean.
  5. A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong.
    • 1658, Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus
      the little nib or fructifying principle
  6. One of the handles projecting from a scythe snath.
  7. The shaft of a wagon.

Synonyms

  • (handle projecting from a scythe snath): thole

Derived terms

  • denib

Translations

Verb

nib (third-person singular simple present nibs, present participle nibbing, simple past and past participle nibbed)

  1. (transitive) To fit (a pen) with a nib.

Anagrams

  • BNI, NBI, bin, ibn

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to provide with a penpoint.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)