verb (used with or without object), nimmed, nim·ming. Archaic.
- nilsson, birgit,
- nim tree,
Origin of nim1
Origin of nim2
Examples from the Web for nim
When she got him, she just decided she was going to have fun with Nim.
There, Nim lived out the rest of his days, dying in 2000 at age 26 from a heart attack.
There, Nim met Bob Ingersoll, a high-spirited University of Oklahoma student who worked at the facility.
A documentary film based on her recent book, Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human , will be released next year.Dog Books: Loving Dogs and Michael Vick’s Crimes Reviewed|Elizabeth Hess|November 10, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Nim is the fattest man in Quodlibet, and besides, is the most dressy and good-natured man we have.Quodlibet|John P. Kennedy
Nimble, nim′bl, adj. light and quick in motion: active: swift.
Looking down the lines of hungry labourers for Nim's duplicate face, it was absent, though he had seen it a-field.Cedar Creek|Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Nemanak (Our (us))nim (give us)t-kwatak (food)kwalissim (always)maisr (to-morrow)maisr.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3|Hubert Howe Bancroft
Nim′ble-fing′ered, skilful with the fingers, thievish; Nim′ble-foot′ed, swift of foot.
Word Origin for nim
"to take, to steal" (archaic), Old English niman "to take, accept, receive, grasp, catch" (cf. Old Frisian nima, Middle Dutch nemen, German nehmen, Gothic niman; see nimble). The native word, replaced by Scandinavian-derived take (v.) and out of use from c.1500 except in slang sense of "to steal," which endured into 19c.