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There are 3 meanings of the word Nub.

Nub - as a noun

A small lump or protuberance

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

A small piece

Example: "A nub of coal"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Example: "The gist of the prosecutor's argument"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
center8centre8core6essence9gist5heart8heart and soulinwardness14kernel10marrow11meat6nitty-grittypith9substance13sum5
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
cognitive contentcontent9mental object
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Example Sentences

"He broke off the nub of the pencil."
"The dog chewed on the nub of the bone."
"She found a little nub of butter left in the dish."
"He pinched the nub of the candle to snuff it out."
"There was a small nub of thread hanging from the seam."
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Word Game Points

Is NUB a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, nub is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

NUB has a SCRABBLE points total of 5.

Is NUB a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, nub is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
NUB has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 8.

Is NUB a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, nub is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
NUB has a WORDFEUD points total of 7.

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