What does rubble mean?

Definitions for rubbleˈrʌb əl or, for 3,4 , ˈru bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rubble.

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

  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

  3. Rubble(noun)

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

  4. Rubble(noun)

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

  5. Origin: [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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jacqueline Charles:

    The rubble is gone.

  2. Tulsi Prasad Gautam:

    You can't see earthquake rubble anywhere.

  3. Shasham Shrestha:

    I am nervous. It is painful to see my classroom in rubble.

  4. Tulsi Prasad Gautam:

    This is an opportunity, you can't see earthquake rubble anywhere.

  5. President Dilma Rousseff:

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

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