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nibbles, 3rd person singular present; nibbling, present participle; nibbled, past tense; nibbled, past participle;
  1. Take small bites out of
    • - he sat nibbling a cookie
    • - she nibbled at her food
  2. Eat in small amounts, esp. between meals

  3. Gently bite at (a part of the body), esp. amorously or nervously
    • - Tamar nibbled her bottom lip
    • - he nibbled at her earlobe
  4. Gradually erode or eat away
    • - inflation was nibbling away at spending power
  5. Show cautious interest in a project or proposal
    • - there's a New York agent nibbling
  1. An instance of nibbling something

  2. A small piece of food bitten off

  3. Small savory snacks, typically eaten before a meal or with drinks

  4. An expression of cautious interest in a project or proposal
    • - now and then she gets a nibble, but no one will commit to an interview

  1. bite off very small pieces; "She nibbled on her cracker"
  2. nybble: a small byte
  3. bite gently; "The woman tenderly nibbled at her baby's ear"
  4. gentle biting
  5. eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
  6. In computing, a nibble (often nybble or even nyble to simulate the spelling of byte) is a four-bit aggregation, or half an octet. ...
  7. Nibble was a magazine for Apple II computer users with a focus on hobbyist programming. The name meant "half a byte" (perhaps in reference to Byte) or "four bits." Its slogan was "The Magazine for Apple II Enthusiasts. ...
  8. (Nibbles (comics)) Malcolm "Mal" Hancock (May 20, 1936 - February 16, 1993) was an American magazine cartoonist, most notable for his work in National Review.
  9. (Nibbles (Food)) Finger food is food eaten directly using the hands, in contrast to food eaten with a knife and fork, chopsticks, or other utensils. In some cultures, food is almost always eaten with the hands; for example, Ethiopian cuisine is eaten by rolling various dishes up in injera bread. ...
  10. (Nibbles (mouse)) Tuffy (sometimes Nibbles) is a fictional character from the Tom and Jerry cartoon series. He is the little grey, diaper-wearing orphan mouse whose cartoon debut came in the 1946 short The Milky Waif. ...
  11. (Nibbles (video game)) Nibbles is a simple video game and variant of Snake. It may have been influenced by Mozaik Software's 1984 Amstrad CPC game, Nibbler. Nibbles was written in QBasic by Rick Raddatz, who later went on to create small business companies such as and .
  12. A small, quick bite taken with the front teeth; Small snacks such as crisps/potato chips or nuts, often eaten to accompany drinks; To eat with small, quick bites
  13. (NIBBLES) Megabyte's pet null. Is later revealed to be Welman Matrix in Null form. RB: 1
  14. (nibbles) Noun. Small snack type food, especially when eaten before a meal or with drinks. {Informal}
  15. (NIBBLING) progressive mode of seal failure that occurs when excessive pressure forces a portion of an O-ring or other rubber seal into a clearance gap. ...
  16. (nibbling) Contour cutting of sheet metal by use of a rapidly reciprocating punch that makes numerous small cuts.
  17. Nibbling is a repetitive cutting technique which uses a succession of juxtaposed punches to form the desired cut.
  18. Half a byte, or 4 bits. Nibbles rarely come up when programming modern computers.
  19. Popular name for four bits, or half a byte. Also spelled nybble.
  20. Usually 4 bits (half a byte).
  21. Block of four consecutive bits (half an octet). [SC27] (see also automated information system)
  22. A flying Gorgonite who is exclusive to the Small Soldiers game.
  23. Rats may nibble their own skin or that of other rats with their teeth. Under normal circumstances they do not bite off the fur, but rather appear to be combing the fur with their teeth and nibbling the skin underneath. ...
  24. To get a "nibble" means to cause the opponent to lose 2 or 3 points instead of a full 10 points.
  25. Eight bits make a byte. Four bits make a nibble. So, that means two nibbles make a byte.