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Definition of Nickel


  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.
  2. A small coin made of or containing nickel; esp., a five-cent piece.

Nickel Quotations

A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
Yogi Berra

It's no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment.
Walt Disney

Castro couldn't even go to the bathroom unless the Soviet Union put the nickel in the toilet.
Richard M. Nixon

The Philippines has vast minerals that are still untapped. It has one of the world's largest deposits of gold, nickel, copper and chromite. Through responsible mining, we intend to generate more revenues from the extraction of these resources.
Benigno Aquino III

My parents were born in 1912; they graduated from college into the Depression. They kept notebooks of every nickel they spent, and these habits of frugality from having grown up so poor never left them.
Roz Chast
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Nickel Translations

nickel in French is nickel
nickel in German is Nickel
nickel in Italian is nichelio
nickel in Swedish is nickel
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