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
rubber, synthetic rubber(noun)
any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
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
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
arctic, galosh, golosh, rubber, gumshoe(adj)
a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
returned for lack of funds
"a rubber check"; "a no-good check"
rubberize, rubberise, rubber(verb)
coat or impregnate with rubber
"rubberize fabric for rain coats"
India rubber; caoutchouc; gum elastic; -- also called natural rubber.
one who, or that which, rubs
an instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning
a coarse file, or the rough part of a file
a whetstone; a rubstone
an eraser, usually made of caoutchouc
the cushion of an electrical machine
one who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath
something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub
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
india rubber; caoutchouc
an overshoe made of India rubber
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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.
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.
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
Rank popularity for the word 'rubber' in Adjectives Frequency: #1002
The numerical value of rubber in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of rubber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Unfortunately the rubber was of a very bad quality.
A three-year diet of rubber chicken and occasional crow.
This is the Democratic Party. This is not a rubber-stamp party.
How many instruments should one to expect to HEAR in a 'rubber- band'?
This is five times their workload we’re talking about. rubber stamping.
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Translations for rubber
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- condó, goma, goma d'esborrar, cautxú, placa del llançadorCatalan, Valencian
- pryž, gumaCzech
- Gummi, Kautschuk, Radiergummi, RadiererGerman
- γαλότσες, ελαστικό κόμμι, προφυλακτικό, λάστιχα, λάστιχο, γομολάστιχαGreek
- borrador, borra, caucho, gomaSpanish
- ابریشمی, پاک کنPersian
- kumi, luonnonkumi, kalossi, pyyhekumi, kautsu, kumitFinnish
- gomme, capote, condom, caoutchouc, chèque en boisFrench
- gumiabroncs, gumi, óvszer, radír, koton, radírgumiHungarian
- preservativo, gomma, gomma da cancellareItalian
- ゴム, 合成ゴム, 消しゴムJapanese
- რეზინი, საშლელიGeorgian
- gumija, dzēšgumijaLatvian
- rubber, gum, condoomDutch
- gummiNorwegian Nynorsk
- gummi, kondom, kalosj, kunstgummi, dekk, viskelær, bilgummiNorwegian
- gumka, gumaPolish
- camisinha, borrachaPortuguese
- cauciuc, radierăRomanian
- шина, резина, презерватив, стёрка, калоша, резинка, гондон, ластик, галошаRussian
- гума, gumaSerbo-Croatian
- gummi, suddgummi, radergummiSwedish
- cao suVietnamese
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