What does rubber mean?

Definitions for rubber
ˈrʌb ərrub·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubber, natural rubber, India rubber, gum elastic, caoutchoucnoun

    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 rubbernoun

    any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber

  3. rubber eraser, rubber, pencil erasernoun

    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, prophylacticnoun

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

  5. arctic, galosh, golosh, rubber, gumshoeadjective

    a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

  6. rubber, no-goodverb

    returned for lack of funds

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

  7. rubberize, rubberise, rubberverb

    coat or impregnate with rubber

    "rubberize fabric for rain coats"

GCIDE

  1. Rubbernoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Wikipedia

  1. rubber

    Rubber, also called India rubber, latex, Amazonian rubber, caucho, or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds. Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia are three of the leading rubber producers.Types of polyisoprene that are used as natural rubbers are classified as elastomers. Currently, rubber is harvested mainly in the form of the latex from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) or others. The latex is a sticky, milky and white colloid drawn off by making incisions in the bark and collecting the fluid in vessels in a process called "tapping". The latex then is refined into the rubber that is ready for commercial processing. In major areas, latex is allowed to coagulate in the collection cup. The coagulated lumps are collected and processed into dry forms for sale. Natural rubber is used extensively in many applications and products, either alone or in combination with other materials. In most of its useful forms, it has a large stretch ratio and high resilience and also is water-proof.Industrial demand for rubber-like materials began to outstrip natural rubber supplies by the end of the 19th century, leading to the synthesis of synthetic rubber in 1909 by chemical means.

ChatGPT

  1. rubber

    Rubber is a flexible, resilient material, originally derived from the latex sap of certain trees, but now also synthetically produced. It is used in various products, including tires, gloves, erasers, and condoms. Rubber is known for its high elasticity, which allows it to be stretched significantly while still returning to its original shape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubbernoun

    one who, or that which, rubs

  2. Rubbernoun

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

  3. Rubbernoun

    a coarse file, or the rough part of a file

  4. Rubbernoun

    a whetstone; a rubstone

  5. Rubbernoun

    an eraser, usually made of caoutchouc

  6. Rubbernoun

    the cushion of an electrical machine

  7. Rubbernoun

    one who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath

  8. Rubbernoun

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

  9. Rubbernoun

    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. Rubbernoun

    india rubber; caoutchouc

  11. Rubbernoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rubber

    A small instrument used to rub or flatten down the seams of a sail, in sail-making.

Editors Contribution

  1. rubber

    A type of material and product created and produced in various colors, materials, shapes and sizes.

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


    Submitted by MaryC on June 9, 2016  


  2. rubber

    A type of natural matter produced by a variety of species of trees.

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


    Submitted by MaryC on June 9, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of rubber in a Sentence

  1. Doug Jones:

    I'm open to voting yes. I'm open to voting no. We don't know who this nominee is going to be yet. I don't think my role is a rubber stamp for the President, but it's also not an automatic, knee-jerk no either.

  2. Spokesperson Tommy Garcia:

    While Republicans chase windmills and rush their MAGA money into out-of-reach districts hoping to catch a couple headlines, Democrats are investing strategically and taking nothing for granted to maintain the path to 218 – while also forcing national Republicans to spend millions to prop up their extreme candidates, we’re confident the MAGA Republicans that would be a rubber stamp for the GOP’s nationwide abortion ban and gutting of Social Security and Medicare will never see the halls of Congress.

  3. Wing Commander Andy Green:

    No rubber, beyond about 450mph it's really, really hard to keep a tire on - they just get flung off. So we have solid aluminum.

  4. Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire:

    With the exacerbated drought conditions that we have now, it’s like stretching the rubber band a lot further than where we would typically get to, you get to a point where the rubber band won’t come back to where it was or even worse it would break and the system unravels.

  5. Craig Singleton:

    Instead, he rubber-stamped Tedros like a mildly overdue library book.The status quo should have been a status no, and only the United States has the heft to call out China's guy.But Biden's team … continued to show little interest in creating leverage for needed change at WHO's helm. the Biden administration’s failure to put forward a qualified candidate stands in stark contrast to its stated desire to both meaningfully reform the WHO and rehabilitate the beleaguered health body’s global standing.

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