Definition and Meanings for rubber

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Part of Speech of rubber


Etymology of rubber

the previous sense of eraser; the other senses derivedthe pliable material sense.mid 16th century:

Meaning of rubber

as noun

  • one who, or that which, rubs.;an instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning.;a coarse file, or the rough part of a file.;a whetstone; a rubstone.;an eraser, usually made of caoutchouc or a synthetic rubber[4].;the cushion of an electrical machine.;one who performs massage, especially in a turkish bath.;something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub.
  • in some games, as bridge or whist, the odd game, as the third or the fifth, which decides the winner when there is a tie between the players; as, to play the rubber; also, a contest determined by the winning of two out of three games; as, to play a rubber of whist.
  • india rubber; caoutchouc; gum elastic; -- also called natural rubber.
  • any substance, whether natural or synthetic, resembling india rubber with respect to its elasticity[1].
  • a low-cut overshoe made of natural or synthetic rubber[4], serving to keep the feet and shoes dry when walking in the rain or on a wet surface; -- usually used in the plural.
  • a condom.
  • No antonyms for rubber

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