rubbing

  • 1 rubbing — ► NOUN 1) the action of rubbing. 2) an impression of a design on brass or stone, made by rubbing …

    English terms dictionary

  • 2 rubbing — [rub′iŋ] n. an impression of a design, picture, etc. incised or in relief on a surface (as of a gravestone), taken by placing a piece of paper on it and rubbing over the paper with graphite, wax, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Rubbing — Rub bing, a. & n. from {Rub}, v. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 rubbing — /rub ing/, n. 1. an act or action of a person or thing that rubs. 2. an impression of an incised or sculptured surface made by laying paper over it and rubbing with heelball, graphite, or a similar substance until the image appears. Cf. brass… …

    Universalium

  • 5 Rubbing — A rubbing is a reproduction of the texture of a surface created by placing a piece of paper or similar material over the subject and then rubbing the paper with something to deposit marks, most commonly charcoal or pencil, but also various forms… …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 Rubbing — Rub Rub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rubbing}.] [Probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. rhwbiaw, gael. rub.] 1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 rubbing — [[t]rʌ̱bɪŋ[/t]] rubbings 1) N COUNT: oft n N A rubbing is a picture that you make by putting a piece of paper over a carved surface and then rubbing wax or chalk over it. We want to go in and do a brass rubbing. 2) → See also rub …

    English dictionary

  • 8 rubbing — UK [ˈrʌbɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms rubbing : singular rubbing plural rubbings a picture that you make by putting paper over a pattern on stone or metal and rubbing it with something such as a pencil …

    English dictionary

  • 9 rubbing — rub|bing [ˈrʌbıŋ] n a copy of a shape or pattern made by rubbing ↑wax, ↑chalk etc onto a piece of paper laid over it ▪ a brass rubbing …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 rubbing — noun 1》 the action of rubbing. 2》 an impression of a design on brass or stone, made by rubbing …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11 rubbing — noun (C) a copy of a shape or pattern made by rubbing wax, chalk etc onto a piece of paper laid over it: a brass rubbing …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 rubbing — noun Date: 1845 an image of a raised, incised, or textured surface obtained by placing paper over it and rubbing the paper with a colored substance …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 rubbing — noun An impression of an embossed or incised surface made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with graphite, crayon or other coloring agent …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 rubbing — rub|bing [ rʌbıŋ ] noun count a picture that you make by putting paper over a pattern on stone or metal and rubbing it with something such as a pencil …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 rubbing — rub·bing || rÊŒbɪŋ n. impression made by laying a piece of paper over a surface and rubbing with a crayon or other drawing tool (Art) rÊŒb n. act of wiping; act of smearing v. wipe, buff; push against with pressure; spread, smear; brush;… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 rubbing — rub•bing [[t]ˈrʌb ɪŋ[/t]] n. fia an impression of an incised or sculptured surface made by laying paper over it and rubbing with graphite or a similar substance until the image appears • Etymology: 1835–45 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 rubbing — /ˈrʌbɪŋ/ (say rubing) noun 1. the act of someone or something that rubs. 2. a reproduction of an incised or sculptured surface made by laying paper or the like upon it and rubbing with some marking substance. {rub + b + ing1} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 rubbing — n. 1 in senses of RUB(1) v. 2 an impression or copy made by rubbing (see RUB(1) v. 10) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Rubbing — Трение (напр. бумаги о форму); Полирование; Рисунок, скопированный притиранием …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 20 rubbing — rub·bing (rubґing) moving something over a surface with friction …

    Medical dictionary


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