What does rubble mean?

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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.

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

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

  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

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

  3. Rubblenoun

    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. Rubblenoun

    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.]

Freebase

  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. Tulsi Prasad Gautam:

    You can't see earthquake rubble anywhere.

  2. Jim Lux:

    The reflection from the rubble doesn't move. So it's not changing. But the reflection from the victim is moving because their heartbeat, it changes a little bit. We look for those tiny changes and then determine if they're from a human.

  3. Reginald Fils-Aime:

    The impact of the earthquake on mental health was huge and unimaginably deep in people's lives. Some lost all benchmarks and references because of their great loss, we still have people coming to clinics with mental health problems related to the earthquake. They talk about the earthquake, about being under the rubble.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    You remember the rubble at the World Trade Center? He sent a clear signal that the United States would be strong and fight Islamic terrorism, and he did keep us safe.

  5. Reginald Fils-Aime:

    We still have people coming to clinics with mental health problems related to the earthquake. They talk about the earthquake, about being under the rubble.

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