Also called India rubber, natural rubber, gum elastic, caoutchouc. a highly elastic solid substance, light cream or dark amber in color, polymerized by the drying and coagulation of the latex or milky juice of rubber trees and plants, especially Hevea and Ficus species.
a material made by chemically treating and toughening this substance, valued for its elasticity, nonconduction of electricity, shock absorption, and resistance to moisture, used in the manufacture of erasers, electrical insulation, elastic bands, crepe soles, toys, water hoses, tires, and many other products.
any of various similar substances and materials made synthetically.
Compare synthetic rubber.
an eraser of this material, for erasing pencil marks, ink marks, etc.
Informal. a rubber tire or a set of rubber tires.
a low overshoe of this material.
an instrument or tool used for rubbing, polishing, scraping, etc.
a person who rubs something, as to smooth or polish it.
cutter (def 8).
British. a dishcloth.
a person who gives massages; masseur or masseuse.
Horse Racing. swipe (def 7).
Baseball. an oblong piece of white rubber or other material embedded in the mound at the point from which the pitcher delivers the ball.
a coarse file.
Slang. a condom.
verb (used without object)
Informal. to rubberneck.
made of, containing, or coated with rubber:
a rubber bath mat.
pertaining to or producing rubber:
a rubber plantation.
(in certain card games, as bridge and whist)
a series or round played until one sidereaches a specific score or wins a specific number of hands.
a series consisting of an odd number of games won by the side winning the majority, usually two out of three.
the deciding game in such a series.
Also called rubber match. Sports. noting a deciding contest between two opponents who have previously won the same number of contests from each other.
Also called India rubber, gum elastic, caoutchouc. a cream to dark brown elastic material obtained by coagulating and drying the latex from certain plants, esp the tree Hevea brasiliensis
any of a large variety of elastomers produced by improving the properties of natural rubber or by synthetic means
(mainly Brit) a piece of rubber or felt used for erasing something written, typed, etc; eraser
a coarse file
a cloth, pad, etc, used for polishing or buffing
a person who rubs something in order to smooth, polish, or massage
(often pl) (mainly US & Canadian) a rubberized waterproof article, such as a mackintosh or overshoe
(slang) a male contraceptive; condom
(modifier) made of or producing rubber: a rubber ball, a rubber factory
a match of three games
the deal that wins such a match
a series of matches or games in any of various sports
An elastic material prepared from the milky sap of certain tropical plants, especially the tree Hevea brasiliensis. Rubber is a polymer that is used, after processing, in a great variety of products, including electric insulation and tires. In its pure form, it is white and consists of repeating units of C5H8.
Any of various synthetic materials having properties that are similar to those of this substance.
[ruhb-er-stamp] /ˈrʌb ərˈstæmp/ verb (used with object) 1. to imprint with a rubber stamp. 2. to give approval automatically or without consideration: to rubber-stamp the president’s proposals. adjective 3. tending to give approval automatically or without due consideration: a rubber-stamp Congress that passed all the president’s bills. rubber stamp noun 1. a device with a […]
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 […]