What does rubble mean?

Definitions for rubble
ˈrʌb əl or, for 3,4 , ˈru bəlrub·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)

    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up


  1. rubble(Noun)

    The broken remains of an object, usually rock or masonry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubble(noun)

    water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc., used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing courses of walls

    Etymology: [From an assumed Old French dim. of robe See Rubbish.]

  2. Rubble(noun)

    rough stone as it comes from the quarry; also, a quarryman's term for the upper fragmentary and decomposed portion of a mass of stone; brash

    Etymology: [From an assumed Old French dim. of robe See Rubbish.]

  3. Rubble(noun)

    a mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock

    Etymology: [From an assumed Old French dim. of robe See Rubbish.]

  4. Rubble(noun)

    the whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted into pollard, bran, etc

    Etymology: [From an assumed Old French dim. of robe See Rubbish.]


  1. Rubble

    Rubble is broken stone, of irregular size, shape and texture. Rubble naturally found in the soil is known also as 'brash'. Where present, it becomes more noticeable when the land is ploughed or worked.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rubble

    rub′l, n. the upper fragmentary decomposed matter of a mass of rock: water-worn stones: small, undressed stones used in coarse masonry.—ns. Rubb′le-stone (same as Rubble): also (geol.) a kind of conglomerate rock; Rubb′le-work, a coarse kind of masonry of stones left almost as they come from the quarry, or only dressed a little with the hammer.—adj. Rubb′ly. [O. Fr. robel, pl. robeux, dim. of robe, robbe, rubbish; cf. It. roba, and the cognate rob.]

Anagrams for rubble »

  1. lubber

  2. burble

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubble in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rubble in a Sentence

  1. Rownak Khan:

    The earthquake has caused unimaginable destruction, hospitals are overflowing, water is scarce, bodies are still buried under the rubble and people are still sleeping in the open. This is a perfect breeding ground for disease.

  2. Kushil Gunasekera:

    Everything was ruined to rubble within the matter of a few minutes. But the good thing is we were able to turn the setback into a blessing.

  3. President Dilma Rousseff:

    We want to build new life on the rubble of an unprecedented tragedy.

  4. Siobhan Heanue:

    Unfortunately, that search was not fruitful, there were 12 bodies at least pulled from the rubble in the square. This was just one of several historical temple complexes severely affected by the earthquake.

  5. Youssef Zohny:

    Investors are starting to pick through the rubble and the relative valuations in the (energy) sector look a bit better.

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