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Definition of the noun adobe

What does adobe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adobes

  1. the clay from which adobe bricks are made
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: clay = a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
    • substance of: adobe brick = sun-dried brick
  2. sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of adobe: adobe brick
    • more generic word: brick = rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln

Alternative definition of the noun adobe


  1. An unburnt brick dried in the sun.
  2. A house made of adobe brick.


ADOBE a.k.a. Adobe Systems Incorporated is a multinational computer software company. Adobe Systems headquarter is based in San Jose, California, United States. The company has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for the Portable Document Format and Adobe Creative Suite, later Adobe Creative Cloud.


"Adobe" is a musical album of Trend 86.


  1. ADOBE a.k.a. Adobe Theater is a Venue, Building in Albuquerque.
  2. ADOBE is an Aviation waypoint.

There are other places with in their name, like Lopez Adobe, Leonis Adobe, Centinela Adobe, Reyes Adobe Museum.


Adobe is a restaurant.

Phrases with Adobe

Phrases starting with the word Adobe:

  1. adobe lily
  2. Adobe-Lily
  3. adobe brick
  4. adobe house
  5. Adobe Yampah
  6. Adobe Sanicle
  7. Adobe Snakeroot
  8. Adobe Navarretia
  9. Adobe Desertparsley
  10. Adobe Popcornflower
  11. Adobe Desert-Parsley
  12. Adobe Hills Beardtongue

Phrases ending with the word Adobe:

  1. Agosia adobe
  2. species Agosia adobe
  3. Rhinichthys osculus adobe
  4. subspecies Rhinichthys osculus adobe

Other phrases containing the word Adobe:

  1. Striped Adobe Lily
  2. Greenhorn Adobe-Lily
  3. San Joaquin Adobe Sunburst

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adobe

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Google previewBack to Basics (2014)

A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills by Abigail R. Gehring

Perhaps mostimportant, adobe is an energy saver. Thickwalled adobe homes provide interior environments that are thermally stable, resisting both the penetrating heat rays of the sun duringthe day and theoutward flow of warmth from within ...

Google previewScribner's Magazine (1891)

by Robert Bridges, Alfred Dashiell, Harlan Logan

The adobe is the easiest made and the most habitable of dwellings.

The unadulterated adobe is a box, boarded of sods two feet long, eight inches wide, four inches thick : cut, turned over, and left to dry out; then laid upon one another in a ...

Google previewWhen Technology Fails (2008)

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition by Matthew Stein

—Joe Tibbets, Adobe Builder Magazine Adobe is a traditional earth wall-building material that has been used for many centuries. The Pueblo Indians of the U.S. Southwest have built passive, solar-heated, apartment-like buildings out ...

Google previewThe SAN DIEGAN - 41st Edition

Rancho Buena Vista Adobe is an historic attraction worth seeing. Unique gifts can be purchased at the La Tienda gift shop.

Rancho Buena Vista Adobe is an historic ...

Google previewField operations of the Bureau of Soils (1904)

by Milton Whitney, United States. Dept. of Agriculture, United States. Bureau of Soils

The San Joaquin black adobe is the product of disintegration of shale in situ, the weathering of transported material from sedimentary or crystalline rocks, or a mixture of the two. The greater proportion embraced in the present survey is the ...

Google previewSoil Survey of the Los Angeles Area, California (1904)

by Louis Mesmer

The San Joaquin black adobe is the product of disintegration of shale in situ, the weathering of transported material from sedimentary or crystalline rocks, or a mixture of the two. The greater proportion embraced in the present survey is the ...

Google previewHow To Cheat In Photoshop CC (2013)

The art of creating realistic photomontages by Steve Caplin

Adobe refers to all these formats collectively as digital negatives, and each time a camera manufacturer ...

Google previewCongressional Serial Set (1904)

The San Joaquin black adobe is the product of disintegration of shale in situ, the weathering of transported material from sedimentary or crystalline rocks, or a mixture of the two. The greater proportion embraced in the present survey is the ...

Google previewOut West (1908)

A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New by Charles Fletcher Lummis

Adobe is an ancient word in Spain, and comes from the Arabic "atob." The whole definition, however, is a charming instance of tenderfoot condescension. "Burro" is defined by the Century Dictionary thus tersely "(Sp.) a donkey, Western U. S." ...

Google previewWhere a Dobdob Meets a Dikdik (2010)

A Word Lover's Guide to the Weirdest, Wackiest, and Wonkiest Lexical Gems by Bill Casselman

Consider first Adobe Wells, Texas. Sure, we all know adobe is a kind ...

Google previewDictionary of Daily Life of Indians of the Americas (1981)

The term odontiform is applied to conical adobes which have a somewhat wedge shape. The second type of hand- made adobe is a true hemispherical shape, with one side flat and the other curved.

Google previewThe Star Trek Encyclopedia (2011)

by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, Debbie Mirek

Other resources included Adobe ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Visatec Wolverine Zeiss Adobe Adobe Systems, Incorporated, was formed in 1982 and immediately changed how the world worked with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Wars, 1492-1890 (1999)

by Jerry Keenan

Adobe. Walls,. First. Battle. of. 25 November 1864 In the fall of 1864 Gen. James Henry Car- leton, commanding the Department of New Mexico and having largely destroyed the Navajo capacity to wage war, was directed to take action against ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

adobe A Spanish word for a sun-dried brick, common in ancient cultures and especially in arid lands.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disasters (2007)

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies by Angus Macleod Gunn

All the adobe homes were destroyed. The event was felt throughout most of California and Nevada, and as far as Salt Lake City, Utah. Adobe and brick buildings sustained the brunt of the damage. Minor damage also occurred two hundred ...

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (2013)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis, Francis A. Davis

ADOBE. (Mexican-Spanish: adobe, from aclobar, to plaster; originally from the Arabic. In Spanish America this word meant an ...

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Small photo of An old mining ore cart sits in front of a huge prickly pear cactus and against an adobe wall.Small photo of CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - May 09,2018: Man holding HUAWEI with adobe creative cloud on the screen. This app is a software service that gives users access to a collection of software developed by Adobe.Small photo of Old Southwest AdobeSmall photo of Church of the Adobe - TaosSmall photo of /Old adobe church/Old adobe church in Taos, New MexicoSmall photo of USA New Mexico Santa Fe Adobe buildingSmall photo of A Mexican horse cart with flags sits in front of a huge prickly pear cactus and against an adobe wall. More...

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Quotes about Adobe

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Scrabble value of A1D2O1B3E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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