- a bill or beak, as of a bird.
- the nose, especially of an animal.
- the tip or pointed end of anything.
- the nib of a pen.
- Obsolete. a person's mouth.
Origin of neb
Related Words for nebsnout, top, edge, deadline, term, point, muzzle, proboscis, projection, nozzle, bill, prow, nib, neb, mandible, pecker, stump, tip, bound, stub
Examples from the Web for neb
Historical Examples of neb
They had no news from Neb, but were not uneasy on that account.
Neb then thought of employing Jup, and confiding a note to him.
“As Neb says, I should just like to ketch yer at it,” roared Blane.
Rayther hot in there, sir, and Neb had swallowed up all the fresh air there was.
“Hold your tongue, Neb, and let the doctor tie you up,” growled Bob Hampton.
- mainly Scot and Northern English the peak of a cap
- the beak of a bird or the nose or snout of an animal
- a person's mouth or nose
- the projecting part or end of anything
- a peak, esp in N England
- a prominent gritstone overhang
Word Origin for neb
- New English Bible
- (the former) National Enterprise Board
"beak or bill of a bird," Old English nebb "beak, nose; face, countenance; beak-shaped thing," common Germanic (cf. Old Norse nef "beak, nose," Middle Dutch nebbe "beak," Old High German snabul, German Schnabel "beak," Old Frisian snavel "mouth"), of uncertain origin.