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NICKEL (nickelled, nickelling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nickel mean? 

NICKEL (noun)
  The noun NICKEL has 3 senses:

1. a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
2. a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar
3. five dollars worth of a drug

  Familiarity information: NICKEL used as a noun is uncommon.


NICKEL (verb)
  The verb NICKEL has 1 sense:

1. plate with nickel

  Familiarity information: NICKEL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NICKEL (noun)


Sense 1nickel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 28; Ni; nickel

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

metal; metallic element (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

Holonyms ("nickel" is a substance of...):

garnierite (a green mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate; a source of nickel)

millerite (a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulfide; a minor source of nickel)

pentlandite (a mineral (iron and nickel sulphide) that is the chief ore of nickel)

smaltite (a grey mineral consisting of cobalt arsenide and nickel; an important source of cobalt and nickel)


Sense 2nickel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

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

coin (a metal piece (usually a disc) used as money)


Sense 3nickel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Five dollars worth of a drug

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

nickel note; nickel

Context examples:

a nickel bag of drugs / a nickel deck of heroin

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

five dollar bill; five-spot; fiver (a United States bill worth 5 dollars)


NICKEL (verb)


Sense 1nickel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Plate with nickel

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

nickel the plate

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

plate (coat with a layer of metal)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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