What does Daub mean?

Definitions for Daubdɔb

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Daub.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. daub(noun)

    material used to daub walls

  2. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur(noun)

    a blemish made by dirt

    "he had a smudge on his cheek"

  3. daub(verb)

    an unskillful painting

  4. plaster, daub(verb)

    coat with plaster

    "daub the wall"

  5. daub(verb)

    apply to a surface

    "daub paint onto the wall"

  6. daub, smear(verb)

    cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it

    "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"


  1. daub(Noun)

    A soft coating of mud, plaster etc.

  2. daub(Noun)

    A crude or amateurish painting.

  3. daub(Verb)

    To apply something to a surface in hasty or crude strokes.

    The artist just seemed to daub on paint at random and suddenly there was a painting.

  4. Origin: From dauber

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daub(verb)

    to smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear

  2. Daub(verb)

    to paint in a coarse or unskillful manner

  3. Daub(verb)

    to cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal

  4. Daub(verb)

    to flatter excessively or glossy

  5. Daub(verb)

    to put on without taste; to deck gaudily

  6. Daub(verb)

    to smear; to play the flatterer

  7. Daub(noun)

    a viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or dabed; a smear

  8. Daub(noun)

    a picture coarsely executed

  9. Origin: [OE. dauben to smear, OF. dauber to plaster, fr. L. dealbare to whitewash, plaster; de- + albare to whiten, fr. albus white, perh. also confused with W. dwb plaster, dwbio to plaster, Ir. & OGael. dob plaster. See Alb, and cf. Dealbate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Daub

    dawb, v.t. to smear: to paint coarsely.—n. a coarse painting.—ns. Daub′er, one who daubs: a coarse painter; Daub′ery, Daub′ry (Shak.), a daubing, or crudely artful device; Daub′ing.—adj. Daub′y, sticky. [O. Fr. dauber, to plaster—L. dealbāre, to whitewash—de, down, and albus, white.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Daub in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Daub in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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Translations for Daub

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • мазилка, мажа, цапам, цапотенеBulgarian
  • mazanice, naplácatCzech
  • klecksen, Graffiti, Kleckserei, Schmiererei, schmieren, GeschmierGerman
  • embadurnar, manchar, untar, brochazoSpanish
  • sutiaFinnish
  • barbouiller, croûteFrench
  • spairt, sloisirScottish Gaelic
  • imbrattare, crostaItalian
  • kliederen, besmeren, kladschilderenDutch
  • pomazaćPolish
  • мазня, штукатурка, мазать, обмазка, малеватьRussian
  • harç, sıvamak, acemice boyanmış resim, acemice boyamak, beceriksizce boyamak, leke, çamurTurkish

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