[ruhb-er-stamp] /ˈrʌb ərˈstæmp/
verb (used with object)
to imprint with a rubber stamp.
to give approval automatically or without consideration:
to rubber-stamp the president’s proposals.
tending to give approval automatically or without due consideration:
a rubber-stamp Congress that passed all the president’s bills.
a device with a rubber printing surface that becomes coated with ink by being pressed on an ink-saturated pad, used for imprinting dates, addresses, standard designations or notices, etc., by hand.
a person or government agency that gives approval automatically or routinely.
a device used for imprinting dates or commonly used phrases on forms, invoices, etc
automatic authorization of a payment, proposal, etc, without challenge
a person who makes such automatic authorizations; a cipher or person of little account
to imprint (forms, invoices, etc) with a rubber stamp
(informal) to approve automatically
A person or organization that automatically approves or endorses a policy without assessing its merit; also, such an approval or endorsement. For example, The nominating committee is merely a rubber stamp; they approve anyone the chairman names, or The dean gave his rubber stamp to the recommendations of the tenure committee. This metaphoric term alludes to the rubber printing device used to imprint the same words over and over. [ Early 1900s ]
noun 1. any tree that yields latex from which rubber is produced, especially Hevea brasiliensis, of the spurge family, native to South America, the chief commercial source of rubber. noun 1. a tropical American euphorbiaceous tree, Hevea brasiliensis, cultivated throughout the tropics, esp in Malaya, for the latex of its stem, which is the major […]
adjective 1. like rubber; elastic; tough. adjective 1. having the texture of or resembling rubber, esp in flexibility or toughness
noun 1. Carlo [jahr-loh;; Italian kahr-law] /ˈdʒɑr loʊ;; Italian ˈkɑr lɔ/ (Show IPA), born 1934, Italian physicist: Nobel prize 1984. Rubbia (r’bē-ə) Italian physicist who discovered the W and Z bosons that carry the weak nuclear force. The existence of these subatomic particles strongly confirmed the validity of the theory of the electroweak force. For […]
noun 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. verb (used with object), rubbed, rubbing. 1. to subject the surface of (a thing […]