neb

1 of 3

noun

1
a
: the beak of a bird or tortoise : bill
b
chiefly dialectal : a person's mouth
2
: nib, tip

Neb

2 of 3

abbreviation (1)

variants or Nebr
Nebraska

NEB

3 of 3

abbreviation (2)

New English Bible

Example Sentences

Noun the cardinal has a black face and a noticeable bright red neb with her round glasses perched on her small neb, the librarian certainly presents an owlish appearance

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse nef beak

First Known Use

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of neb was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Neb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neb. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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