from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A loose mass of angular fragments of rock or masonry crumbled by natural or human forces.
- n. Irregular fragments or pieces of rock used in masonry.
- n. The masonry made with such rocks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The broken remains of an object, usually rock or masonry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc., used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing courses of walls.
- n. 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.
- n. A mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock.
- n. The whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted into pollard, bran, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Rough stones of irregular shapes and sizes, broken from larger masses either naturally or artificially, as by geological action, in quarrying, or in stone-cutting or blasting.
- n. Masonry of rubble; rubble-work.
- n. By extension, any solid substance in irregularly broken pieces.
- n. The whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted into pollard, bran, etc. [Prov. Eng.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
It takes only a moment to turn what you describe as rubble into a series of activities, of joyous moments.
"Between 1999 and 2001, the Muslim Waqf removed and dumped more than 13,000 tons of what it termed rubble from the Mount and its substructure, including archaeological remains from the First and Second Temple periods."
Some 2,500 miners from Europe and countries with mining expertise, such as South Africa, have worked around the clock to move about 27 million tons of rock and rubble from the twin tunnels, working toward each other from opposite ends.
Some 2,500 miners, drawn from all over Europe, as well as from countries with mining expertise like South Africa, have worked around the clock to move around 27 million tons of rock and rubble from the twin tunnels.
Memoriam could be used when the rubble is finally cleared in Haiti and untold numbers of bodies are uncovered.
The students stayed with a local pastor and his wife and spent their days clearing rubble from a local church, playing soccer and other games with children who had lost their homes and doing whatever they could to make life easier in the community.
The Fairfax County, Va., urban search and rescue team is preparing to travel to Haiti, to help search for victims among the rubble from a strong earthquake that struck the island nation.
But for many parents whose children were buried in rubble, their nightmare has never gone away for the entire year.
If it were up to the Repugs we would be sitting in rubble dumber than dirt.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the storm toppled part of a building in south St. Louis, with bricks and rubble from the roof and facade toppling onto the street.
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