dub

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dub provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
    • v dub give a nickname to
    • v dub raise (someone) to knighthood "The Beatles were knighted"
    • n dub the new sounds added by dubbing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On September 9, 1950 dubbed laughter was used for the first time on television. It was used for the sitcom "The Hank McCune Show."
    • n Dub A blow.
    • n Dub A pool or puddle.
    • Dub To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn. "His diadem was dropped down Dubbed with stones."
    • Dub To confer knighthood upon; as, the king dubbed his son Henry a knight.
    • Dub To dress with an adz; as, to dub a stick of timber smooth.
    • Dub To invest with any dignity or new character; to entitle; to call. "A man of wealth is dubbed a man of worth."
    • v. i Dub dŭb To make a noise by brisk drumbeats. "Now the drum dubs ."
    • Dub To prepare for fighting, as a gamecock, by trimming the hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles.
    • Dub To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of cyrrying it.
    • Dub To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap.
    • Dub To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger?s voice, in the movie 'Hercules', was dubbed.
    • dub To strike with a sword in the ceremony of making one a knight; hence, to make or designate as a knight; invest with the knightly character.
    • dub [This catch, a scrap of which is also put into the mouth of Silence in Shakspere's 2 Henry IV., v. 3, alludes to a convivial custom, according to which he who drank a large potation of wine or other liquor, on his knees, to the health of his mistress, was jocularly said to be dubbed a knight, and retained his title for the evening.]
    • dub Hence To confer a new character or any dignity or name upon; entitle; speak of as.
    • dub To invest, with the dress and insignia of a knight, or with any distinctive character; in general, to dress; ornament; embellish.
    • dub To strike, cut, rub, or dress so as to make smooth, or of an equal surface. To cut down or reduce with an adz.
    • dub To rub with grease, as leather when being curried.
    • dub To raise a nap on, as cloth, by striking it with teazels.
    • dub To cut off the comb and wattles, and sometimes the earlobes of (a game-cock); trim.
    • dub To dress (a fishing-fly).
    • dub To make a quick noise, as by hammering or drumming.
    • n dub A blow.
    • n dub A puddle; a small pool of foul, stagnant water.
    • dub To make a fair show outside or on the surface, as by placing the good wares in the upper part of a basket and the inferior beneath.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Dub dub to confer knighthood, from the ceremony of striking the shoulder with the flat of a sword: to confer any name or dignity: to smooth with an adze: to rub a softening and waterproof mixture into, as leather: to dress a fly for fishing
    • pr.p Dub dub′bing; pa.p. dubbed
    • n Dub dub (Scot.) a pool of foul water: a puddle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. dubban, to strike, beat (“dubbade, his sunu . . . to rīdere.” AS. Chron. an. 1086); akin to Icel. dubba,; cf. OF. adouber,prob. fr. Icel.) a chevalier, Icel. dubba, til riddara

Usage

In literature:

Miss Catherwood was looking unusually well, and even those who had dubbed her "The Beautiful Yankee" added another superlative adjective.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Gordon was dubbed the "Master," and it was voted that Desmond should be "Second Lieutenant.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
It occupied all her thoughts; and in the process she soon developed what would now be dubbed a marked inferiority-complex.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
I have not before mentioned a personage who was dubbed the officer of marines, Lieutenant Pyke.
"Charley Laurel" by W. H. G. Kingston
None of the officers were Irishmen, consequently I had been dubbed Paddy.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Little Willie, or, as he was affectionately dubbed by the boys, "the Kid," was a waif who had drifted in among them some months before.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Beside him in the picture, Reed Opdyke strode lightly, still, to all seeming, the "puffic' fibbous" that his nurse had dubbed him.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
To be lively is to be flippant, and epigram is dubbed paradox.
"Obiter Dicta Second Series" by Augustine Birrell
He had mentally dubbed her a sort of princess, determined to have her say in everything; now she seemed a child eager to be led by any one.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
Why, Mary Louise, discouragement would prove me a dub.
"Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls" by Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
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In poetry:

'It was grey and dirty weather,
And I heard a drum go rolling,
Rub-a-dubbing in the distance,
Awful dour-like and defiant.
"Romance" by William Ernest Henley
Hither an' thither, here an' awa,
Into the dub ye maunna fa';
Oot o' the dub wad ye come wi' speed,
Ye maun lift yer han's abune yer heid.
"Mirls" by George MacDonald
Both stared entranced at Lafayette,
Saw Jackson dubbed with LL.D.
What Cambridge saw not strikes us yet
As scarcely worth one's while to see.
"To Holmes: On His Seventy-Fifth Birthday" by James Russell Lowell
If ghosts should walk in Deptford, as very well they may,
A man might find the night there more stirring than the day,
Might meet a Russian Tsar there, or see in Spain's despite
Queen Bess ride down to Deptford to dub Sir Francis knight.
"Ghosts In Deptford" by Cicely Fox Smith
The ne'er-forgetting! him who loves but once!
Romance may laud, but Cupid dubs for dunce;
And jeers, and mocks him on from pain to pain.
Who but hath sworn him ne'er to love again,
Then forged, himself, new links and chafed at his own chain?
"Second Love" by John Kenyon
The Mudville squad began to slump, the team was in the air;
Their playing went from bad to worse - nobody seemed to care.
"Back to the woods with Casey!" was the cry from Rooters' Row.
"Get some one who can hit the ball, and let that big dub go!"
"Casey's Revenge" by Henry Grantland Rice

In news:

Eats, Skanks and Leaves: Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad has kept up a vigorous touring schedule.
Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad brings Empire State-style reggae to Moe's Alley.
GIANT PANDA GUERRILLA DUB SQUAD plays Tuesday, April 1 at 9pm at Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz.
With more than 600 shows under their belt in the past four years, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad has earned a reputation almost as big as their name for delivering reggae that pushes the genre's boundaries.
They're ta-tas 2.0.A famed Long Island plastic surgeon has helped usher in a new generation of breast implants, dubbed " gummy bears," because they feel like the candy.
Gunplay was consuming so many narcotics while making his aptly titled debut mixtape, Sniffahill, in 2008 that he dubbed himself "five-drug minimum" on one of its freestyles.
S imon Hammerstein doesn't want to—officially—open the Box until his dancers, seven burlesque ballerinas dubbed "The Hammerstein Beauties," have their routine down cold.
MIAMI — Two years ago, the Miami Heat were dubbed "15 Strong" on their way to the NBA championship.
Or, as someone on Twitter has creatively dubbed it, The Brazilian Whacks.
He is a skinny, white, American-born Hasid in full Orthodox beard and payot whose lean, yearning alto nevertheless comes couched in a thick, Jamaican-dub accent.
Seventh Heaven and other stores labeled " head shop s" are so-dubbed because among the oils, incense and handblown glass on the shelves are items that people often use to smoke marijuana.
The Young Dance With The Ramblers Dub Egg.
Radiohead, repeatedly dubbed "best act in the world today" by Q magazine, are touring the United States.
Dubbed The Vault, the shop has reported increasing business during its four months of operation.
Rob Bliss, who inspired an international sensation with his Grand Rapids Lip Dub video, visited 50 - 3:29 pm.
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In science:

The single site coupling of RIXS to the orbitals can be dubbed a “shakeup” process.
Theory of Raman and Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering from Collective Orbital Excitations in YTiO$_3$
On the other hand, Gromov-Witten theory, also dubbed modern enumerative geometry, revolutionized the study of Hodge integrals on moduli spaces of curves, namely integrals of mixed ψ and λ classes.
Descendent integrals and tautological rings of moduli spaces of curves
By the mid-1990s, more than 30 sources with the properties expected for NBWDs had been discovered. (See Greiner 2000 for a catalog and for references.) The soft emitters were dubbed luminous supersoft x-ray sources (SSSs). A natural conjecture is that the SSSs are in fact NBWDs.
The Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae: Are They Supersoft Sources?
As a consequence, it is strongly believed that they are but distinct realizations of one underlying theory, currently dubbed “M-theory”.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
These scenarios were dubbed “k-inflation” in Part I, and they can be used to capture an interesting features of an inter-brane distance inflaton: as we shall see in the next Chapter, from the DBI action of a D-brane (6.3) one can show that the kinetic term of a D3-brane −1/2 .
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
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