Definitions for rubbleˈrʌb əl or, for 3,4 , ˈru bəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
rub•bleˈrʌb əl or, for 3,4 , ˈru bəl(n.)
broken bits and pieces of anything, as that which is demolished:
Bombing reduced the town to rubble.
rough fragments of broken stone, formed by geological processes, in quarrying, etc., and sometimes used in masonry.
Category: Geology, Building Trades
Origin of rubble:
1350–1400; ME rubel, robil, obscurely akin to rubbish
debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
rubble(noun)ˈrʌb əl or, for 3,4, ˈru bəl
broken pieces left on the ground where a building has been destroyed
They searched for survivors in the rubble.
The broken remains of an object, usually rock or masonry.
water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc., used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing courses of walls
rough stone as it comes from the quarry; also, a quarryman's term for the upper fragmentary and decomposed portion of a mass of stone; brash
a mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock
the whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted into pollard, bran, etc
Rubble is broken stone, of irregular size, shape and texture. Rubble naturally found in the soil is known also as 'brash'. Where present, it becomes more noticeable when the land is ploughed or worked.
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From our Multilingual Dictionary
- rubo, ŝtonetaroEsperanto
- décombres, débrisFrench
- calcinacci, macerie, detritiItalian
- escombros, entulhoPortuguese
- обломок, щебеньRussian
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