Definitions for rubberˈrʌb ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a highly elastic solid substance, light cream or dark amber in color, polymerized by the drying and coagulation of the latex or milky juice of rubber trees and plants, esp. of the Hevea and Ficus species.
a material made by chemically treating and toughening this substance, used in the manufacture of electrical insulation, elastic bands, tires, and other products.
any of various similar substances and materials made synthetically.
an eraser of this material.
a low overshoe of this material.
Ref: rubber band.
an instrument or tool used for rubbing, polishing, scraping, etc.
a person who rubs something.
a person who gives massages.
Baseball. an oblong piece of white rubber or other material embedded in the pitcher's mound.
Slang. a condom.
Category: Status (usage)
(adj.)made of, containing, or coated with rubber.
(in bridge) a series or round played until one side has won two out of three games.
Also called rub′ber match`. a deciding contest when a competition is tied.
Origin of rubber:
rubber, natural rubber, India rubber, gum elastic, caoutchouc(noun)
an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
rubber, synthetic rubber(noun)
any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
rubber eraser, rubber, pencil eraser(noun)
an eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil
condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic(noun)
contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
arctic, galosh, golosh, rubber, gumshoe(adj)
a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
returned for lack of funds
"a rubber check"; "a no-good check"
rubberize, rubberise, rubber(verb)
coat or impregnate with rubber
"rubberize fabric for rain coats"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a thick, flexible substance used for making tires, etc.
Can I borrow a rubber?
one who, or that which, rubs
an instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning
a coarse file, or the rough part of a file
a whetstone; a rubstone
an eraser, usually made of caoutchouc
the cushion of an electrical machine
one who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath
something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub
in some games, as whist, the odd game, as the third or the fifth, when there is a tie between the players; as, to play the rubber; also, a contest determined by the winning of two out of three games; as, to play a rubber of whist
india rubber; caoutchouc
an overshoe made of India rubber
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A high-molecular-weight polymeric elastomer derived from the milk juice (LATEX) of HEVEA brasiliensis and other trees and plants. It is a substance that can be stretched at room temperature to at least twice its original length and after releasing the stress, retract rapidly, and recover its original dimensions fully.
Translations for rubber
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(also adjective) (of) a strong elastic substance made from the juice of certain plants (especially the rubber tree ), or an artificial substitute for this
Tyres are made of rubber; rubber boots.
- каучук, гумаBulgarian
- borrachaPortuguese (BR)
- das Gummi; Gummi-...German
- gummi; gummi-Danish
- caucho, gomaSpanish
- kumm, kummi-Estonian
- (de) caoutchoucFrench
- gomma; di gommaItalian
- (de/din) cauciucRomanian
- lâstik, kauçukTurkish
- 橡膠Chinese (Trad.)
- гума; каучукUkrainian
- رگڑنے والاUrdu
- cao suVietnamese
- 橡胶Chinese (Simp.)
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