nick /ˈnɪk/ 名詞
Nick, v. t. To nickname; to style. [Obs.]
For Warbeck, as you nick him, came to me. --Ford.
Nick n. Northern Myth. An evil spirit of the waters.
Old Nick, the evil one; the devil. [Colloq.]
1. A notch cut into something; as: (a) A score for keeping an account; a reckoning. [Obs.] (b) Print. A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.
2. Hence: A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; as, nicks in a china plate; a nick in the table top.
3. A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
To cut it off in the very nick. --Howell.
This nick of time is the critical occasion for the gaining of a point. --L'Estrange.
Nick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nicked p. pr. & vb. n. Nicking.]
1. To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
2. To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to create a nick2 in, deliberately or accidentally; as, to nick the rim of a teacup.
And thence proceed to nicking sashes. --Prior.
The itch of his affection should not then
Have nicked his captainship. --Shak.
3. To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
Words nicking and resembling one another are applicable to different significations. --Camden.
4. To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
The just season of doing things must be nicked, and all accidents improved. --L'Estrange.
5. To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry it higher).
n 1: an impression in a surface (as made by a blow) [syn: dent,
2: a small cut [syn: notch, snick]
v 1: cut slightly, with a razor; "The barber's knife nicked his
cheek" [syn: snick]
2: cut a nick into [syn: chip]
3: divide or reset the tail muscles of; "nick horses"
4: mate successfully; of livestock