Find the word definition

Crossword clues for nix

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The proposal was nixed by council members.
▪ Yosef immediately nixed the idea of any accommodation.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Nix \Nix\, n.; fem. Nixe. [G. Cf. 1st Nick.] (Teut. Myth.) One of a class of water spirits, commonly described as of a mischievous disposition.

The treacherous nixes who entice men to a watery death.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"nothing, none," 1789, from German nix, dialectal variant of nichts "nothing," from Middle High German nihtes, from genitive of niht, nit "nothing," from Old High German niwiht, from ni, ne "no" (see un-) + wiht "thing, creature" (compare naught).


"cancel, refuse, forbid," 1903, from nix (n.). Related: Nixed; nixing.


Etymology 1 n. (context colloquial English): nothing. vb. To make something become nothing; to reject or cancel. Etymology 2

n. A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.


n. a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it" [syn: nothing, nil, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip]

Nix (moon)

Nix is a natural satellite of Pluto. It was discovered along with Hydra (Pluto's outermost satellite) in June 2005. It was imaged along with Pluto and its other moons by the New Horizons spacecraft as it flew by the Pluto system in July 2015. Of the four small Plutonian moons the best pictures are of Nix, with resolutions as high as 330 meters per pixel.


Nix or NIX may refer to:

  • a nix, or neck (water spirit), an aquatic being in Germanic folklore
Nix (surname)

Nix (or Nicks) is a surname of English origin, which initially indicated that the person so named was the child of a person named Nicholas, traditionally shortened to "Nick". It is therefore closely related to Nixon and Nickson, which are derived from "Nick's son", and also related to Nicholl and Nicholson, derived from another variation of Nicholas.

Nix (gene)

Nix is a pro-apoptotic gene that is regulated by hypoxia. It expresses a signaling protein related to the BH3-only family. This protein induces autophagy, an intracellular function by which cytoplasmic components are delivered to the lysosome to be broken down and used elsewhere or excreted from the cell. This protein is important in development because it allows cells to have a consistent store of cellular components. It also holds an important role in the differentiation and maturation of erythrocytes and lymphocytes by the process of mitophagy with the help of its regulator BNIP3. Using a gene knockout technique in mice, scientists have been able to attribute this pruning of mitochondria and induction of cellular necrosis to the expression of the Nix gene.

Not only does it hold a role in the differentiation of these immune and oxygen-carrying cells, but it also affects the development and maintenance of heart tissue. It has been found to be a cause of pathologic hypertrophy and cardiomyocyte apoptosis involved in congenital heart disease. The effects of Nix are amplified in the neonatal heart compared to the adult heart. Overexpression of Nix in the fetal mouse has been found to cause severe growth retardation and massive cardiomyocyte apoptosis often followed by lethality. These early interactions between the fetal heart and Nix expression are thought to have a role in the development of adult heart disease.

Usage examples of "nix".

But now I nixed it, because even with its bipod folded forward the gun was awkward to carry if you intended to be moving fast and before the hour was out I intended to be moving very fast.

Imbri agreed in a dreamlet, making a picture of the nix formed as a human being with the head of a fish, wearing a huge dunce cap, while an ice storm swirled about him.

Atlantis duri caelum qui vertice fulcit, Atlantis, cintum adsidue cui nubibus atris piniferum caput et vento pulsatur et imbri, nix umeros infusa tegit, turn flumina mento praecipitant senis, et glacie riget horrida barba, hie primum paribus nitens Cylknius alis constitit: hinc toto praeceps se corpore ad undas misit avi similis, quae circum litora, circum piscosos scopulos humilis volat aequora iuxta.

Garth Nix, Michael Moorcock, Charles de Lint, Gardner Dozois, Robert Sheckley, Paul Di Filippo, Jonathan Carroll, Terri Windling, Ian R.

River men, or nixen, like their female counterparts, the nixies, were very fond of seducing mortal members of the opposite sex into the water, where they could be drowned.

But now I nixed it, because even with its bipod folded forward the gun was awkward to carry if you intended to be moving fast and before the hour was out I intended to be moving very fast.

Carter Jahns and Philippe Brach were happy to sit under an arching giant fern in the Nix Olympica Bar and recycle their old arguments.

When Annie Pohaku appeared on the blue carpet in the fluted chrome art nouveau doorway at the end of the Nix Olympica Bar, she was framed unself-consciously for an instant in the vertical beam of the entrance ceiling lights.

And had not Nix and Farly and I been at Olorin Isle and in Darda Galion beyond, then we, too, would have fallen, that I do not doubt.

Hence, only Tip, Rynna, Beau, Linnet, Farly, and Nix were left in the camp, and they had waited until the ponies were ready to travel before they set out, for the little steeds had been utterly spent, having trod one hundred forty miles in but two days.

Even so, and even if the ferry is abandoned, when last Farly and Nix and I crossed with Aravan and Velera and Arnu, we used Elven boats, and I know where they are cached.

Rynna, Beau, Linnet, Nix, and Farly followed, each of them leading ponies also burdened with dead maggot-folk.

Sing of Farly and Nix and Linnet and Alver and Dinly, heroes no less than any here.

Dwarves fell, men, too, along with Elves cut down, and Tipperton and Beau and Rynna and Linnet wept to see such slaughter, as did Farly and Nix and Alver and Dinly, the Warrows ineffective now that they couldn't loose arrow or bullet at all.

And even as Linnet, sobbing, threw herself from her pony and took her brother Nix in her arms, Farly loosed an arrow to fly through the air and slay the crossbow bearer.