Definitions for rubbingˈrʌb ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rub•bingˈrʌb ɪŋ(n.)

  1. an impression of an incised or sculptured surface made by laying paper over it and rubbing with graphite or a similar substance until the image appears.

    Category: Fine Arts

Origin of rubbing:

1835–45

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"

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