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NIBBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nibble mean? 

NIBBLE (noun)
  The noun NIBBLE has 2 senses:

1. a small byte
2. gentle biting

  Familiarity information: NIBBLE used as a noun is rare.


NIBBLE (verb)
  The verb NIBBLE has 3 senses:

1. bite off very small pieces
2. bite gently
3. eat intermittently; take small bites of

  Familiarity information: NIBBLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NIBBLE (noun)


Sense 1nibble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small byte

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

nibble; nybble

Hypernyms ("nibble" is a kind of...):

computer memory unit (a unit for measuring computer memory)

Holonyms ("nibble" is a part of...):

byte (a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information)


Sense 2nibble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gentle biting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("nibble" is a kind of...):

bite; chomp (the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws)


NIBBLE (verb)


Sense 1nibble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bite off very small pieces

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

She nibbled on her cracker

Hypernyms (to "nibble" is one way to...):

bite; seize with teeth (to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2nibble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bite gently

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The woman tenderly nibbled at her baby's ear

Hypernyms (to "nibble" is one way to...):

bite; seize with teeth (to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3nibble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eat intermittently; take small bites of

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

nibble; piece; pick

Context examples:

He pieced at the sandwich all morning / She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles

Hypernyms (to "nibble" is one way to...):

eat (take in solid food)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They nibble more bread


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