Antonyms for nick

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nik
Phonetic Transcription : nɪk

Definition of nick

Origin :
  • "notch, groove, slit," late 15c., nyke, of unknown origin, possibly influenced by Middle French niche (see niche), or from it. Nick of time is first attested 1640s (nick of opportunity is 1610s), possibly from an old custom of recording time as it passed by making notches on a tally stick, though nick in the general sense of "critical moment" is older (1570s, Hanmer, who adds "as commonly we say") than the phrase.
  • noun chip, scratch
Example sentences :
  • Well done Nick, and the divil a betther could it be said if I said it myself.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • The case of Nick, although sore enough in its way, was not so heartrending as that of Kate.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • Young Nick's Hattie was forty-five, but she looked much younger.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • Mr. Cruncher, with some diffidence, explained himself as meaning "Old Nick's."
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • There was a time when Twigger would have replied, ‘Well, Nick!’
  • Extract from : « The Mudfog and Other Sketches » by Charles Dickens
  • How long he had been a listener I knew not, but he had come in upon us in the nick of time.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner of Zenda » by Anthony Hope
  • He knew the days he had to serve, and used to nick them off every night on his wooden spoon.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • When he was gone, Lionel sat him down to dine, with Nick to wait on him.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Stay thou there whilst I call Nick to help us dress this scratch.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Men's voices reached her—a laugh, the harsh cawing of Nick Trenchard.
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini

Synonyms for nick

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