American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To tap lightly on the shoulder by way of conferring knighthood.
- v. To honor with a new title or description.
- v. To give a name to facetiously or playfully; nickname.
- v. To strike, cut, or rub (timber or leather, for example) so as to make even or smooth.
- v. To dress (a fowl).
- v. To execute (a golf stroke, for example) poorly.
- n. An awkward person or player; a bungler.
- v. To thrust at; poke.
- v. To beat (a drum).
- v. To make a thrust.
- v. To beat on a drum.
- n. The act of dubbing.
- n. A drumbeat.
- v. To transfer (recorded material) onto a new recording medium.
- v. To copy (a record or tape).
- v. To insert a new soundtrack, often a synchronized translation of the original dialogue, into (a film).
- v. To add (sound) into a film or tape: dub in strings behind the vocal.
- n. The new sounds added by dubbing.
- n. A dubbed copy of a tape or record.
- n. A mostly instrumental style of music originating in Jamaica, produced by remixing existing recordings to emphasize bass and drum rhythms and adding audio effects
- n. Scots A puddle or small pool.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike with a sword in the ceremony of making one a knight; hence, to make or designate as a knight; invest with the knightly character.
- [This catch, a scrap of which is also put into the mouth of Silence in Shakspere's 2 Henry IV., v. 3, alludes to a convivial custom, according to which he who drank a large potation of wine or other liquor, on his knees, to the health of his mistress, was jocularly said to be dubbed a knight, and retained his title for the evening.]
- Hence To confer a new character or any dignity or name upon; entitle; speak of as.
- To invest, with the dress and insignia of a knight, or with any distinctive character; in general, to dress; ornament; embellish.
- To strike, cut, rub, or dress so as to make smooth, or of an equal surface. To cut down or reduce with an adz.
- To rub with grease, as leather when being curried.
- To raise a nap on, as cloth, by striking it with teazels.
- To cut off the comb and wattles, and sometimes the earlobes of (a game-cock); trim.
- To dress (a fishing-fly).
- To make a quick noise, as by hammering or drumming.
- n. A blow.
- n. A puddle; a small pool of foul, stagnant water.
- To make a fair show outside or on the surface, as by placing the good wares in the upper part of a basket and the inferior beneath.
- n. UK, dialect A pool or puddle.
- n. slang A twenty dollar sack of marijuana.
- n. slang Wheel rims measuring 20 inches or more.
- v. transitive To confer knighthood; the conclusion of the ceremony was marked by a tap on the shoulder with the sword.
- v. transitive To name, to entitle, to call.
- v. transitive To deem.
- v. To make a copy from an original or master audio tape.
- v. To copy the audio track onto a film.
- v. To replace the original soundtrack of a film with a synchronized translation
- v. To mix audio tracks to produce a new sound; to remix.
- n. music A mostly instrumental remix with all or part of the vocals removed.
- n. music A style of reggae music involving mixing of different audio tracks.
- n. music A growing trend of music from 2009 to current in which bass distortion is synced off timing to electronic dance music.
- n. slang A piece of graffiti in metallic colour with a thick black outline.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To confer knighthood upon.
- v. To invest with any dignity or new character; to entitle; to call.
- v. obsolete To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn.
- v. To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab
- v. To dress with an adz.
- v. To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap.
- v. To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of cyrrying it.
- v. To prepare for fighting, as a gamecock, by trimming the hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles.
- v. To make a noise by brisk drumbeats.
- v. to add sound to an existing recording, audio or video; -- often used with in. The sound may be of any type or of any duration.
- v. to mix together two or more sound or video recordings to produce a composite recording.
- n. rare A blow.
- n. Prov. Eng. A pool or puddle.
- v. give a nickname to
- n. the new sounds added by dubbing
- v. provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
- v. raise (someone) to knighthood
- Compare Irish word for "mire, stream", Welsh word for "water". (Wiktionary)
- Middle English dubben, from Old English dubbian, perhaps from Old French aduber.Perhaps from Low German dubben, to hit, strike.Short for double.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“You can view the episodes subtitled or dubbed, although dub is the default.”
“He had our attention right off the bat with the promise of Queen/Bowie and Muppets, but his dedication to the lip dub is what really stands out.”
“I guess this means G-dub is a sworn in again Christian.”
“The difference between Churchill and Shrub-a-dub, is genes.”
“Nowhere in this whole damn place no matter if we say it dub dub dub or doub doub doub.”
“The centerpiece of his live act is a set of four gizmos he calls dub machines-Arduino-powered gear he can manipulate to produce sounds, loops, and rhythms.”
“Don’t call it dub or dance; don’t limit her to singing or dancing; and don’t pen her in as an Arabic or European artist.”
“June 13, 2010 at 11:15 am rub a dub dub tew kittehs inna tub…”
“Tomorrow Linda has promised to help me bath, oh boy, rub a dub dub – is there room for two of us on the tub bench?”
“It was called dub, a sensuous mosaic cooked from vast libraries of digitalized pop; it was worship, Molly said, and a sense of community.”
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