What does rubber mean?

Definitions for rubber
ˈrʌb ərrub·ber

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GCIDE

  1. Rubbernoun

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

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"

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. H. L. Mencken:

    And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps.

  2. Andre Bakhos:

    You would think that a 6 percent China move amid the recent currency adjustments would have netted a more negative result, when we approach downside sell-offs the market is bending but not breaking and when we get towards the upper end of the range there is not enough to push it through, so it's been a rubber band kind of mentality.

  3. Shinichi Kato:

    Tyre makers are trying to buy more rubber from countries with lower labour costs such as Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in case some producers at other countries with higher costs such as Thailand stop making rubber.

  4. Chris Kreider:

    We got looks, we spent a lot of time in their zone, i thought we did a pretty good job executing what we wanted to do, we just didn’t get the bounces. We continued to jump on loose pucks and hem them in. ... We weren’t just working the perimeter on the power play. We were getting rubber to the net.

  5. Khayrul Fazal:

    We had to use teargas and rubber bullets to disperse opposition activists after they smashed nearly a dozen vehicles and set off blasts.

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