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, detritusnoun

    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Wiktionary

  1. rubblenoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. Rubble

    Rubble is broken stone, of irregular size, shape and texture; undressed especially as a filling-in. Rubble naturally found in the soil is known also as 'brash' (compare cornbrash). Where present, it becomes more noticeable when the land is ploughed or worked.

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  1. rubble

    Rubble refers to waste or rough fragments of stone, brick, concrete, etc., especially as the debris from the destruction of buildings. It can also refer to any broken, scattered material or remains.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubblenoun

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

  2. Rubblenoun

    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

  3. Rubblenoun

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

  4. Rubblenoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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.]

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  1. lubber

  2. burble

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Numerology

  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. Vince Ortega:

    There was this one gentleman who was underneath the rubble...' I need help ! I need help !' And he had his arm sticking out from the rubble, so my( officer) friend grabbed his hand and started to pull him out, and his arm just came off. And my friend just dropped it and walked out the door. He actually never came back -- he never returned to the police department.

  2. Randall Kosaki:

    It looked like a parking lot, there was barely even rubble left.

  3. Mesut Hancer:

    Unfortunately, during the earthquake, she died right there and then. She didn’t have a chance of survival. with my own effort, with my own means, I reached her. I couldn’t ask anyone [for help], because there are a lot of people under the rubble.

  4. Ramiz Alakbarov:

    Our teams do not have specific equipment to take people from under the rubble, this has to rely mostly on the efforts of the de facto authorities, which also have certain limitations in that respect... I don't have the detailed reports of how well positioned they are to operate and deploy such machinery to these mountainous areas.

  5. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.

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