debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
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
Origin: [From an assumed Old French dim. of robe See Rubbish.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rub′l, n. the upper fragmentary decomposed matter of a mass of rock: water-worn stones: small, undressed stones used in coarse masonry.—ns. Rubb′le-stone (same as Rubble): also (geol.) a kind of conglomerate rock; Rubb′le-work, a coarse kind of masonry of stones left almost as they come from the quarry, or only dressed a little with the hammer.—adj. Rubb′ly. [O. Fr. robel, pl. robeux, dim. of robe, robbe, rubbish; cf. It. roba, and the cognate rob.]
The numerical value of rubble in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of rubble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The rubble is gone.
Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.
If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
We still have people coming to clinics with mental health problems related to the earthquake. They talk about the earthquake, about being under the rubble.
Five people were taken to the hospital ... with burns, right now they are trying to extract one person from the rubble. We suspect more people are trapped under the rubble.
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Translations for rubble
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- rubo, ŝtonetaroEsperanto
- décombres, débrisFrench
- calcinacci, macerie, detritiItalian
- escombros, entulhoPortuguese
- обломок, щебеньRussian
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