[ nik ]

  1. a newly industrialized/industrializing country: the rise of NICs such as Korea and India.

Words Nearby NIC Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use NIC in a sentence

  • The Padre Manoel Gomez received us very kindly, and our pic-NIC was spread in the ample veranda of his parsonage.

  • And nothing in the world matters but to see you and hide away from that look in Uncle NIC's eyes.

  • He has just come in with news of such a charming pic-NIC, given by the officers of the Hazard, at anchor in the bay below.

    North and South | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Fortune, moreover, the favourer of NIC Sedgett, blew foul whichever the way Robert set his sails.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete | George Meredith
  • We frequently visited this part, making pic-NIC excursions to all the places of note in our little dominion.

    The Desert Home | Mayne Reid

British Dictionary definitions for NIC


abbreviation for
  1. newly industrialized country

  2. Nicaragua (international car registration)

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