Word "NUB" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
a small lump or protuberance
Synonyms:
nubble

Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Synonyms:
center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, pith, substance, sum
Examples:
the nub of the story

Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
a small piece
Synonyms:
stub
Examples:
a nub of coal

Crossword Clues for NUB

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Nearly gone pencil Universal 17 Nov 2022
Little pencil Universal 03 Oct 2022
Much-used pencil LA Times Daily 27 Sep 2022
Little lump USA Today 19 Sep 2022
Crux of a matter The Times Concise 15 Sep 2022
Gist Eugene Sheffer 31 Aug 2022
Well-used pencil, say New York Times 25 Aug 2022
Gist Thomas Joseph 24 Aug 2022
Central point The Times Concise 15 Jul 2022
Worn-down pencil Universal 25 Jun 2022
Small protuberance Wall Street Journal 21 Jun 2022
Essence Wall Street Journal 09 Jun 2022
Central point Eugene Sheffer 03 Jun 2022
Crux Canadiana 09 May 2022
Well-worn pencil The Washington Post 11 Apr 2022
Well-worn pencil LA Times Daily 11 Apr 2022
Gist Eugene Sheffer 11 Apr 2022
Pencil remnant Newsday 10 Apr 2022
Heart The Washington Post 23 Feb 2022
Heart LA Times Daily 23 Feb 2022
Central point Eugene Sheffer 14 Feb 2022
Gist Eugene Sheffer 18 Jan 2022
Central point New York Times 01 Jan 2022
Worn-down crayon USA Today 11 Dec 2021
Worn-down pencil LA Times Daily 29 Nov 2021
2-inch No. 2 pencil, say Universal 27 Nov 2021
Tiny pencil Universal 28 Oct 2021
Gist Wall Street Journal 07 Oct 2021
Central point Eugene Sheffer 14 Sep 2021
Much-used pencil Universal 03 Sep 2021
Gist Eugene Sheffer 19 Aug 2021
Pencil you used all semester, say Universal 25 Jul 2021
Main point Wall Street Journal 15 Jul 2021
A pencil that's mostly eraser USA Today 10 Jun 2021
Short pencil Universal 02 Jun 2021
Crux of the matter New York Times 23 May 2021
Kernel The Telegraph Quick 20 May 2021
Essence Thomas Joseph 13 Apr 2021
Crux The Washington Post 02 Apr 2021
Crux LA Times Daily 02 Apr 2021
Central point Eugene Sheffer 01 Apr 2021
Pencil remnant Universal 19 Feb 2021
What something might be worn down to Universal 14 Feb 2021
Gist, central idea Irish Times Simplex 30 Dec 2020
Small chunk of characters aboard main U-boat Irish Times Crosaire 07 Nov 2020
Central point or gist The Telegraph Quick 26 Oct 2020
Pencil, barely The Washington Post 24 Oct 2020
Pencil, barely LA Times Daily 24 Oct 2020
Crux, gist Irish Times Simplex 15 Oct 2020
Pencil at the end of its life New York Times 19 May 2020
Pencil stump Universal 02 May 2020
Pencil that has seen better days Family Time 13 Apr 2020
Pencil stump Family Time 05 Apr 2020
Gist The Washington Post 15 Dec 2019
Gist LA Times Daily 15 Dec 2019
Pencil that's been much used
Gist Eugene Sheffer 05 Dec 2019
Pencil that's been much used New York Times 05 Dec 2019
Pencil eraser, e.g The Washington Post 02 Dec 2019
Pencil eraser, e.g LA Times Daily 02 Dec 2019
Worn-down pencil Universal 01 Jul 2019
Centre; heart The Guardian Speedy 23 Jun 2019
Main point Wall Street Journal 17 Apr 2019
Gist Newsday 05 Apr 2019
Pencil remnant USA Today 29 Mar 2019
Well-worn pencil Newsday 27 Jan 2019
Crux, central point The Times Concise 08 Jan 2019
Main point
Worn-down pencil
Pencil after lots of crosswords, maybe? New York Times 26 Dec 2018
Stubby pencil, e.g Universal 02 Dec 2018
Gist Thomas Joseph 07 Aug 2018
Worn-down pencil, e.g New York Times 17 Jul 2018
Small protuberance New York Times 04 Jul 2018
Pencil remnant The Washington Post 28 May 2018
Pencil remnant LA Times Daily 28 May 2018
Kernel The Chronicle of Higher Education 27 Apr 2018
Small protuberance Wall Street Journal 03 Apr 2018
Pencil remnant
Small protuberance
Worn-down pencil, e.g.
Salient point
Small protuberance
Kernel
Stubby pencil, e.g.
Pencil after lots of crosswords, maybe?
Worn-down pencil New York Times 03 Dec 2017
Small protuberance USA Today 13 Nov 2017
Pencil remnant The Chronicle of Higher Education 06 Oct 2017
Essence The Washington Post 13 Aug 2017
Essence LA Times Daily 13 Aug 2017
Worn pencil, e.g Universal 24 Jun 2017
Essence of an idea New York Times 18 Jun 2017
Half-inch pencil Newsday 31 Mar 2017
Gist New York Times 12 Feb 2017
Worn end LA Times Daily 27 Jan 2017
Pencil lump Universal 22 Jan 2017
Gist
Essence
Worn pencil, e.g.
Pencil remnant
Essence of an idea
Worn-down pencil
Pencil lump
Small protuberance
Crux Premier Sunday 11 Dec 2016
Well-worn pencil USA Today 10 Dec 2016
Central point LA Times Daily 13 Nov 2016
Essence Wall Street Journal 18 Aug 2016
Itty-bitty pencil Universal 06 Jul 2016
Well-used pencil Universal 29 Feb 2016
Centre, heart The Guardian Speedy 14 Feb 2016
Gist Wall Street Journal 22 Jan 2016
Well-worn pencil
Well-used pencil
Itty-bitty pencil
Gist USA Today 06 Dec 2015
Gist (of a matter) The Times Concise 03 Dec 2015
Well-worn pencil Family Time 17 Aug 2015
Gist The Telegraph Quick 11 Aug 2015
Very short pencil Newsday 26 Jul 2015
Much-used pencil, maybe The Chronicle of Higher Education 26 Jun 2015
There's loss of mass from frozen core The Times Cryptic 15 May 2015
Core Canadiana 16 Mar 2015
Crux Irish Times Simplex 15 Jan 2015
Very short pencil
Much-used pencil, maybe
Nexus
Gist
Something whittled down
Lump
Oversharpened pencil?
Pencil stub
Short piece of pencil
Worn-down pencil
Run-down pencil
Gist
Pencil stump
Central point
Well-used pencil
Gist
Essence
Small lump
Crux
Much-used pencil
Crux
Much-used pencil
Heart
Short piece of pencil
Pencil stump
Stubby end
Well-used pencil
Gist
Well-worn pencil
Well-worn pencil
Nitty-gritty
Ground-down tip
Short pencil
Essence
Core
Short pencil
Gist
Short pencil
Pencil, late in life
Core issue
Pencil on its last legs
Crux
Heart
Worn-down pencil
Worn-down pencil
Heart
Central point
Worn-down pencil
Central point
Well-used pencil
Pencil remnant
Central part
Center
Well-worn pencil
Pencil end
Short piece of pencil
Essence
Gist
Essence
Essential point
Gist
Gist
Pencil stump, e.g.
Essence
Heart of the matter
Heart of the matter
Gist
Heart
Essence
Crux
End of a pencil
Short piece of a pencil
Essence
Core
Nitty-gritty
Kernel
Crux
Gist
1" pencil, maybe
One-inch pencil, say
Gist of the matter
Nitty-gritty
Pencil end
Oversharpened pencil?
Core
Crux
Heart of the matter
Essence
Small lump
Kernel
Essence
Well-worn pencil
The skinny
Small protuberance
Worn-down part
Small protrusion
Lump
Stump
Worn-down part
Core
Crux
Core; kernel
The real issue
Punch line
Very-much-used pencil
Gist of a story
The heart of the matter
Small piece
Nitty-gritty
Pith.
Knob.
Gist.
Point: Colloq.
Gist: Colloq.
Knob or knot.
Gist of a story: Colloq.
Point; gist.
Gist of anything.
Heart of the matter.
Point of a story: Colloq.
Broken crayon, perhaps
Pencil box bit
Heart
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