Definition of Nickel

1. Noun. A hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 28, Ni
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Garnierite, Millerite, Pentlandite, Smaltite



2. Verb. Plate with nickel. "Nickel the plate"
Generic synonyms: Plate

3. Noun. A United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar.
Generic synonyms: Coin

4. Noun. Five dollars worth of a drug. "A nickel deck of heroin"
Exact synonyms: Nickel Note
Generic synonyms: Five Dollar Bill, Five-spot, Fiver

Definition of Nickel

1. n. A bright silver-white metallic element. It is of the iron group, and is hard, malleable, and ductile. It occurs combined with sulphur in millerite, with arsenic in the mineral niccolite, and with arsenic and sulphur in nickel glance. Symbol Ni. Atomic weight 58.6.

Definition of Nickel

1. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

2. Noun. A silvery elemental metal with an atomic number of 28 and symbol Ni. ¹

3. Noun. (US Canada countable) A coin worth 5 cents. ¹

4. Noun. (US slang sometimes'' '''the nickel''' ''or'' '''the hot nickel''') Interstate 5, a highway that runs along the west coast of the United States. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) A playing card with the rank of five ¹

6. Noun. (US slang) Five dollars. ¹

7. Noun. (US slang) Five hundred dollars. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To plate with nickel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nickel

1. to plate with nickel (a metallic element) [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

Medical Definition of Nickel

1. 1. A bright silver-white metallic element. It is of the iron group, and is hard, malleable, and ductile. It occurs combined with sulphur in millerite, with arsenic in the mineral niccolite, and with arsenic and sulphur in nickel glance. Symbol Ni. Atomic weight 58.6. On account of its permanence in air and inertness to oxidation, it is used in the smaller coins, for plating iron, brass, etc, for chemical apparatus, and in certain alloys, as german silver. It is magnetic, and is very frequently accompanied by cobalt, both being found in meteoric iron. 2. A small coin made of or containing nickel; especially, a five-cent piece. Nickel silver, an alloy of nickel, copper, and zinc; usually called german silver. Synonym: argentan. Origin: G, fr. Sw. Nickel, abbrev. From Sw. Kopparnickel copper-nickel, a name given in derision, as it was thought to be a base ore of copper. The origin of the second part of the word is uncertain. Cf. Kupfer-nickel, Copper-nickel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nickel

nichromite
nicing
nicish
nick
nick-nack
nick point
nick translation
nickar
nickar nut
nickar tree
nickars
nickase
nickases
nicked
nicked circle
nickel
nickel-and-dime
nickel-and-dime(a)
nickel-base alloy
nickel-cadmium accumulator
nickel-in-the-slot
nickel-iron-selenium hydrogenase
nickel-iron accumulator
nickel-iron battery
nickel-iron hydrogenase
nickel-rich
nickel alloy
nickel and dime
nickel bag
nickel bronze

Literary usage of Nickel

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"JJ EVANS, BROOKE (1797-1862), well known as a nickel refiner, was born in Bull Street, Birmingham, in 1797, his father being a ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"THE growing importance of nickel-steel has rendered it desirable to have a rapid and accurate method for the determination of nickel in that metal, ..."

3. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Separation of Cobalt and Nickel from Manganese. The solution of the chlorides or sulphates of cobalt or nickel is treated with an excess of sodium carbonate ..."

4. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer, Harold Govett Colman, Arthur Harden (1907)
"Nickel almost always occurs in nature together with cobalt. ... Nickel also occurs frequently in magnetic pyrites, that from the Gap Mine in Pennsylvania ..."

5. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"Later, a 38% nickel steel wire, coated with copper, was found to give better ... Reasons for These Peculiarities of the Nickel Steels: A study of the ..."

6. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"to nickel, the temperature limits are so narrowed that the successful treatment of the steel is made very difficult. Thus, in the three standard types of ..."

7. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1904)
"The solution acquires the well-known green colour of nickel nitrate. ... The ductile and tenacious nickel observable in the wire and sheet of commerce ..."

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