material used to daub walls
smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur(noun)
a blemish made by dirt
"he had a smudge on his cheek"
an unskillful painting
coat with plaster
"daub the wall"
apply to a surface
"daub paint onto the wall"
cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
"smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
A soft coating of mud, plaster etc.
A crude or amateurish painting.
To apply something to a surface in hasty or crude strokes.
The artist just seemed to daub on paint at random and suddenly there was a painting.
Origin: From dauber
to smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear
to paint in a coarse or unskillful manner
to cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal
to flatter excessively or glossy
to put on without taste; to deck gaudily
to smear; to play the flatterer
a viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or dabed; a smear
a picture coarsely executed
Origin: [OE. dauben to smear, OF. dauber to plaster, fr. L. dealbare to whitewash, plaster; de- + albare to whiten, fr. albus white, perh. also confused with W. dwb plaster, dwbio to plaster, Ir. & OGael. dob plaster. See Alb, and cf. Dealbate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dawb, v.t. to smear: to paint coarsely.—n. a coarse painting.—ns. Daub′er, one who daubs: a coarse painter; Daub′ery, Daub′ry (Shak.), a daubing, or crudely artful device; Daub′ing.—adj. Daub′y, sticky. [O. Fr. dauber, to plaster—L. dealbāre, to whitewash—de, down, and albus, white.]
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The numerical value of daub in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of daub in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- мазилка, мажа, цапам, цапотенеBulgarian
- mazanice, naplácatCzech
- klecksen, Graffiti, Kleckserei, Schmiererei, schmieren, GeschmierGerman
- embadurnar, manchar, untar, brochazoSpanish
- barbouiller, croûteFrench
- spairt, sloisirScottish Gaelic
- imbrattare, crostaItalian
- kliederen, besmeren, kladschilderenDutch
- мазня, штукатурка, мазать, обмазка, малеватьRussian
- harç, sıvamak, acemice boyanmış resim, acemice boyamak, beceriksizce boyamak, leke, çamurTurkish
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