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Webster 1913 Edition


Nab

Nab

(năb)
,
Noun.
[Cf.
Knap
,
Knop
,
Knob
.]
1.
The summit of an eminence.
[Prov. Eng.]
Halliwell.
2.
(Firearms)
The cock of a gunlock.
Knight.
3.
(Locksmithing)
The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.
Knight.

Nab

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Nabbed
(năbd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Nabbing
.]
[Dan
nappe
, or Sw.
nappa
.]
1.
To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly.
[Colloq.]
Smollett.

Webster 1828 Edition


Nab

NAB

,
Noun.
The summit of a mountain or rock.

NAB

,
Verb.
T.
To catch suddenly; to seize by a sudden grasp or thrust; a word little used and only in low language.

Definition 2019


nab

nab

See also: NAB, nǟb, and na b'

English

Alternative forms

Verb

nab (third-person singular simple present nabs, present participle nabbing, simple past and past participle nabbed)

  1. (transitive) To seize, arrest or take into custody a criminal or fugitive
  2. (transitive) To grab or snatch something
Synonyms
  • (To arrest a criminal or fugitive): nick, bust
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Compare knap, knop, knob.

Noun

nab (plural nabs)

  1. The summit of an eminence.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  2. The cock of a gunlock.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  3. (locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

Anagrams


Kurdish

Adjective

nab

  1. pure

Lojban

Rafsi

nab

  1. rafsi of nanba.