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Meaning of word nub from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

nub   noun

Meaning : A small lump or protuberance.

Synonyms : nubble

Meaning : A small piece.

Example : A nub of coal.
A stub of a pencil.

Synonyms : stub

Meaning : The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.

Example : The gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.

Synonyms : center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, pith, substance, sum