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Nickel (element)
 
A US nickel coin.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Swedish nickel, an abbreviation of German Kupfernickel(a mineral containing copper and nickel), from Kupfer(copper) + Nikolaus(the devil) due to the deceptive silver colour of the relatively valueless ore. Compare cobalt as related to kobolds.

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nickel ‎(countable and uncountable, plural nickels)

  1. (uncountable) A silvery elemental metal with an atomic number of 28 and symbol Ni.
  2. (US, Canada, countable) A coin worth 5 cents.
  3. (US slang, by extension) Five dollars.
  4. (US slang, by extension) Five hundred dollars.
  5. (US slang, sometimes the nickel or the hot nickel) Interstate 5, a highway that runs along the west coast of the United States.
  6. (slang) A playing card with the rank of five
  7. (US slang) A five-year prison sentence.
  8. (American football) A defensive formation with five defensive backs, one of whom is a nickelback, instead of the more common four.

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nickel ‎(third-person singular simple present nickels, present participle nickeling, simple past and past participle nickeled)

  1. (transitive) To plate with nickel.

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French Wikipedia has an article on:
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nickel m ‎(countable and uncountable, plural nickels)

  1. (usually uncountable) nickel (metal)
  2. (countable) atom of nickel

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nickel m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. (slang) spotless
  2. (slang) perfect, bang on

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nickel n

  1. nickel; a chemical element
  2. a coin of small, but undetermined value
    Jag har inte en/ett nickel.
    I don't have a nickel

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