What does Rubber mean?

Definitions for Rubberˈrʌb ər

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubber, natural rubber, India rubber, gum elastic, caoutchouc(noun)

    an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products

  2. rubber, synthetic rubber(noun)

    any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber

  3. rubber eraser, rubber, pencil eraser(noun)

    an eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil

  4. condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic(noun)

    contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

  5. arctic, galosh, golosh, rubber, gumshoe(adj)

    a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

  6. rubber, no-good(verb)

    returned for lack of funds

    "a rubber check"; "a no-good check"

  7. rubberize, rubberise, rubber(verb)

    coat or impregnate with rubber

    "rubberize fabric for rain coats"


  1. Rubber(n.)

    India rubber; caoutchouc; gum elastic; -- also called natural rubber.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubber(noun)

    one who, or that which, rubs

  2. Rubber(noun)

    an instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning

  3. Rubber(noun)

    a coarse file, or the rough part of a file

  4. Rubber(noun)

    a whetstone; a rubstone

  5. Rubber(noun)

    an eraser, usually made of caoutchouc

  6. Rubber(noun)

    the cushion of an electrical machine

  7. Rubber(noun)

    one who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath

  8. Rubber(noun)

    something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub

  9. Rubber(noun)

    in some games, as whist, the odd game, as the third or the fifth, when there is a tie between the players; as, to play the rubber; also, a contest determined by the winning of two out of three games; as, to play a rubber of whist

  10. Rubber(noun)

    india rubber; caoutchouc

  11. Rubber(noun)

    an overshoe made of India rubber

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rubber

    rub′ėr, n. one who rubs down horses: one who practises massage: a coarse towel for rubbing the body: a piece of caoutchouc for erasing pencil-marks, india-rubber: a brush for erasing marks of chalk: the cushion of an electric machine: a whetstone, a file: an emery-cloth: an overshoe: a rub, as 'One who plays with bowls must expect to meet with rubbers': a contest of three games, as at whist—also the deciding game in such a series.—adj. made of caoutchouc or india-rubber.—ns. Rubb′er-cloth, a fabric coated with caoutchouc; Rubb′er-dam, a sheet of caoutchouc used by dentists to keep saliva out of a tooth while being filled; Rubb′er-gauge, a device for measuring the amount of india-rubber needed to make a given article; Rubb′er-mould, a vulcanite mould used by dentists in shaping the plates for artificial teeth; Rubb′er-mount′ing, in saddlery, harness-mounting with vulcanite in imitation of leather-work.—n.pl. Rubb′ers, a disease in sheep, with great heat and itchiness.—ns. Rubb′er-saw, a circular rotatory knife for cutting india-rubber; Rubb′er-stamp, an instrument for stamping by hand with ink, the letters, &c., being in flexible vulcanised rubber; Rubb′er-type, a type cast in rubber; Rubb′ing, an application of friction: a copy of an inscribed surface produced by rubbing heel-ball or plumbago upon paper laid over it.—ns. Rubb′ing-machine′, a machine used in linen bleaching; Rubb′ing-post, a stone or wooden post set up for cattle to rub themselves against; Rubb′ing-stone, a gritstone for erasing the marks on a stone.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rubber

    A high-molecular-weight polymeric elastomer derived from the milk juice (LATEX) of HEVEA brasiliensis and other trees and plants. It is a substance that can be stretched at room temperature to at least twice its original length and after releasing the stress, retract rapidly, and recover its original dimensions fully.

Editors Contribution

  1. rubber

    A type of natural substance produced by a variety of species of trees and used for various purposes.

    There are a variety of species of trees that produce a sap that w humans call rubber.

  2. rubber

    A type of artificial material and product created and produced in various colors, materials, shapes and sizes and used for a variety of purposes.

    Rubber is used in so many products, e.g. Elastic bands, wellington boots, footballs, conveyor belts and windscreen wipers.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rubber' in Adjectives Frequency: #1002


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rubber in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rubber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carlotta Sami:

    Unfortunately the rubber was of a very bad quality.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    A three-year diet of rubber chicken and occasional crow.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    This is the Democratic Party. This is not a rubber-stamp party.

  4. f.m. FABER jR:

    How many instruments should one to expect to HEAR in a 'rubber- band'?

  5. Audrey Singer:

    This is five times their workload we’re talking about. rubber stamping.

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