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8 definitions found
 for nick
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nick \Nick\ (n[i^]k), n. [AS. nicor a marine monster; akin to D.
     nikker a water spite, Icel. nykr, ONG. nihhus a crocodile, G.
     nix a water sprite; cf. Gr. ni`ptein to wash, Skr. nij. Cf.
     Nix.] (Northern Myth.)
     An evil spirit of the waters.
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     Old Nick, the evil one; the devil. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nick \Nick\, n. [Akin to Nock.]
     1. A notch cut into something; as:
        (a) A score for keeping an account; a reckoning. [Obs.]
        (b) (Print.) A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type,
            to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the
            stick, and in distribution. --W. Savage.
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     2. Hence: A broken or indented place in any edge or surface;
        as, nicks in a china plate; a nick in the table top.
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     3. A particular point or place considered as marked by a
        nick; the exact point or critical moment.
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              To cut it off in the very nick.       --Howell.
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              This nick of time is the critical occasion for the
              gaining of a point.                   --L'Estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nick \Nick\, v. t.
     To nickname; to style. [Obs.]
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           For Warbeck, as you nick him, came to me. --Ford.
     [1913 Webster] Nickar nut

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nick \Nick\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nicked (n[i^]kt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Nicking.]
     1. To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or
        upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
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     2. To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or
        notches in; to create a nick[2] in, deliberately or
        accidentally; as, to nick the rim of a teacup.
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              And thence proceed to nicking sashes. --Prior.
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              The itch of his affection should not then
              Have nicked his captainship.          --Shak.
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     3. To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to
        tally with.
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              Words nicking and resembling one another are
              applicable to different significations. --Camden.
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     4. To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at
        the precise point or time.
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              The just season of doing things must be nicked, and
              all accidents improved.               --L'Estrange.
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     5. To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail
        of a horse, in order to make him carry it higher).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nick
      n 1: an impression in a surface (as made by a blow) [syn:
           dent, ding, gouge, nick]
      2: (British slang) a prison; "he's in the nick"
      3: a small cut [syn: notch, nick, snick]
      v 1: cut slightly, with a razor; "The barber's knife nicked his
           cheek" [syn: nick, snick]
      2: cut a nick into [syn: nick, chip]
      3: divide or reset the tail muscles of; "nick horses"
      4: mate successfully; of livestock

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  195 Moby Thesaurus words for "nick":
     Vandyke, appropriate, arrest, ascender, back, bastard type, beard,
     beat it, belly, bevel, birthmark, black letter, blaze,
     blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, body, brand, cabbage, cap, capital,
     case, cast, caste mark, chalk, chalk up, check, check off,
     checkmark, chip, chop, cicatrix, cicatrize, cleft, clout, collar,
     counter, crap, craps, crena, crenellate, crenulate, crimp, cut,
     dapple, dash, defect, define, delimit, demarcate, dent, depart,
     depression, descender, discolor, discoloration, dot, earmark, em,
     en, engrave, engraving, face, fat-faced type, feet, flaw, fleck,
     flick, font, freckle, gash, gouge, graving, groove, hack, hatch,
     hook, impress, imprint, incise, incision, indent, indentation,
     indenture, italic, jag, jog, joggle, jot, kerf, knurl, lentigo,
     letter, ligature, line, logotype, lower case, machicolate, macula,
     majuscule, make a mark, make off with, make tracks, mark, mark off,
     mark out, marking, mill, minuscule, mole, mottle, nab, nail,
     natural, nevus, nip, nock, notch, patch, pencil, pepper, pi, pica,
     picot, pinch, pink, point, police station, polka dot, prick, print,
     punch, punctuate, puncture, purloin, riddle, roll, roman,
     sans serif, scallop, scar, scarification, scarify, score, scotch,
     scratch, scratching, script, seal, seam, serrate, shank, shot,
     shoulder, slash, small cap, small capital, speck, speckle, splash,
     splotch, spot, stain, stamp, steal, stem, stigma, stigmatize,
     strawberry mark, streak, striate, stripe, take, take in, take off,
     tattoo, tattoo mark, throw, tick, tick off, tittle, tooth, trace,
     type, type body, type class, type lice, typecase, typeface,
     typefounders, typefoundry, underline, underscore, upper case,
     watermark
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  nick
   n.
  
      [IRC; very common] Short for nickname. On IRC, every user must pick a
      nick, which is sometimes the same as the user's real name or login name,
      but is often more fanciful. Compare handle, screen name.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  nick
  
     [IRC] nickname.  On IRC, every user must pick a nick, which
     is sometimes the user's real name or login name, but is often
     more fanciful.  Compare handle.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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