What does Adobe mean?

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əˈdoʊ biAdobe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adobenoun

    the clay from which adobe bricks are made

  2. adobe, adobe bricknoun

    sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates


  1. adobenoun

    An unburnt brick dried in the sun.

    Many people in Texas and New Mexico live in adobe houses.

    Etymology: From adobe.

  2. adobenoun

    A house made of adobe brick.

    Etymology: From adobe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adobenoun

    an unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico

    Etymology: [Sp.]


  1. Adobe

    Adobe is a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, and some kind of fibrous or organic material, which the builders shape into bricks and dry in the sun. Adobe buildings are similar to cob and mudbrick buildings. Adobe structures are extremely durable, and account for some of the oldest existing buildings in the world. Compared to wooden buildings, adobe buildings offer significant advantages due to their greater thermal mass, in hot climates, but they are known to be particularly susceptible to earthquake damage. Buildings made of sun-dried earth are common in West Asia, North Africa, West Africa, South America, southwestern North America, Spain, Eastern Europe and East Anglia, particularly Norfolk, known as clay lump. Adobe had been in use by indigenous peoples of the Americas in the Southwestern United States, Mesoamerica, and the Andean region of South America for several thousand years, although often substantial amounts of stone are used in the walls of Pueblo buildings. Adobe brickmaking was used in Spain starting by the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age, from the eighth century B.C. on. Its wide use can be attributed to its simplicity of design and manufacture, and the economy of creating it.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adobe

    a-dō′bā, n. and adj. a sun-dried brick, or made of such. [Sp. adobar, to plaster.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. adobe

    (Sp.). An unburnt brick, dried in the sun, made from earth of a loamy character, containing about two-thirds fine sand mixed intimately with one-third or less of clayey dust or fine sand.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Adobe in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Adobe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Adobe in a Sentence

  1. Melissa Webster:

    There's no question that Microsoft and Adobe both have a lot to gain from teaming up against Salesforce.

  2. Taylor Schreiner:

    We've never seen it as high as this for the 10 years or so that we've done The Adobe report. It's a record.

  3. Gremiana Gonzalez:

    In a way it goes against my principles because I am not completely in agreement with piracy, but in these circumstances either you use pirated software or you don't eat, i know that just like me, many Venezuelans depend completely on freelancing, and Adobe's suite is the most widely-used, best-acclaimed and easiest to access.

  4. Daniel Davidowitz:

    We aren't built to try to take advantage of rate hikes or oil prices or anything like that, we want companies like Adobe where it is hard for a competitor to pull their customers away.

  5. Anastasia Salter:

    Unfortunately Adobe Flash's a lot more difficult than we'd like [ to restore Flash content ], particularly because' Flash' encompasses generations of work and the platform's code complexity grew with every iteration of Adobe's scripting language, i can't say I've seen any news organization make the type of concerted effort that animations, games, and electronic literature communities are to save this history.

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