Definitions for rubbingˈrʌb ɪŋ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word rubbing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. friction, rubbing(noun)

    the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

  2. rubbing(noun)

    representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal

  3. friction, detrition, rubbing(noun)

    effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

Wiktionary

  1. rubbing(Noun)

    An impression of an embossed or incised surface made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with graphite, crayon or other coloring agent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubbing

    of Rub

  2. Rubbing

    a. & n. from Rub, v

Freebase

  1. Rubbing

    Noun 1. rubbing - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another rubbing - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another friction attrition, detrition, grinding, abrasion - the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice adhesive friction, traction, grip - the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves resistance - any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion 2. rubbing - representation consisting of a copy made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something 3. rubbing - effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure detrition, friction attrition - the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction elbow grease, exertion, effort, travail, sweat - use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"

Editors Contribution

  1. rubbing

    Verb form of the word rub.

    She started rubbing the writing off the blackboard after class to ensure the room was tidy for the next teacher.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chinese Proverb:

    A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.

  2. Diogenes the Cynic (412 to 323 B.C.):

    If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.

  3. Melissa Piliang:

    Once the elastic is failed and they’re not staying in place and causing extra rubbing and shifting around, it’s time to throw them out and get some new ones.

  4. Keri Peterson:

    Hand washing by rubbing the hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds helps to slough germs off the skin, teach your children to wash their hands as well.

  5. Jen Luciana:

    The fabric breaks down when it’s constantly rubbing against the dirt an oils from our skin, so to prolong your bra’s life, you really want to make sure you wash it after every wear.

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