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Daub appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Definition of the noun daub

What does daub mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: daubs

  1. material used to daub walls
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: clay = a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
  2. a blemish made by dirt
  3. an unskillful painting
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: painting / picture = graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

Alternative definition of the noun daub


  1. A soft coating of mud, plaster etc.
  2. A crude or amateurish painting.

Definition of the verb daub

What does daub mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: daubed | daubing | daubs

  1. coat with plaster
    • example: daub the wall
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): dab, drape, dust, heap, load, mound, plant, slather, stack, stock, stuff.

    • domain: masonry
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of daub: plaster
    • more generic words: coat / surface = put a coat on; cover the surface of
    • more specific words:
  2. apply to a surface
    • examples: daub paint onto the wall | They daub the bread with melted butter | They daub butter on the bread
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: apply / put on = apply to a surface
  3. cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
    • example: daub the ceiling with plaster
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of daub: smear
    • more generic word: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered
    • more specific word: blood = smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill

Alternative definition of the verb daub


  1. To apply something to a surface in hasty or crude strokes.


Daub a.k.a. Biskra Airport: Biskra Ouakda Airport is an airport in Algeria, located approximately 12 km north-northeast of Oumache; about 200 km south-southwest of Constantine.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for daub

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Google previewThe Wooing of Quimby's Daughters, and Other Poems (1922)

A Poetic Nosegay of Lyrics, Ballads, Odes, and Tales by Louis Carl Marolf

and real, and primal, For there is red, and blue, and yellow, With purest white and deepest black ; But the great brush is a bear's paw ; The freedom is an outlaw's gun; The daub is a laugh — scream — a guffaw; The meaning, a mob- riot!

Google previewHome (2014)

A Time Traveller's Tales from Britain's Prehistory by Francis Pryor

Daub is a mixture of clay, straw and fresh cow or horse dung – and when dry it sets almost as hard as plaster. It's wonderful stuff, and makes excellent insulation, but must be kept damp free. The youngest, finest rods (withies) were woven into ...

Google previewHistory, Performance and Conservation (2013)

by Barry Bridgwood, Lindsay Lennie

The daub is a mixture of clay, straw and dung. The origin ...

Google previewFinding a Form (1997)

Essays by William H. Gass

When a government bans nonobjective art, it is because its very look is threatening; it is its departure from the upright, its deviation- ism, that is feared — a daub is a dangerous breach of decorum. Finally, when the Soviet authorities decided to ...

Google previewThe Origins of the Civilization of Angkor volume 2 (2007)

The Excavation of Noen U-Loke and Non Muang Kao by Charles Higham

BAckGround daub is a term used to describe clay plasters applied to a wooden and/or thatched framework to built structures (chapman 1980). Such structures include buildings, storage and cremation features, pottery kilns, and metal working ...

Google previewSearching for Sebald (2007)

Photography After W.G. Sebald by Lise Patt

ADRIAN DAUB is a doctoral student in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. TACITA DEAN was trained as a painter and now works ...

Google previewHalf-century's Progress of the City of Chicago (1887)

The City's Leading Manufacturers and Merchants

Daub , Manufacturer of and Dealer in Saddles, Harucss, Bridles, etc., etc., No. 184 West Lake Street—Mr. Daub is the successor to Charles Schwartz, who established ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language: Abridged from the American Dictionary (1853)

by Noah Webster

DAUB, "...t. To smear with mortar, mud, or foul matter; to put on with haste. DAUB-ED, pp. Smeared with mortar or slime. DAUB-ER, n. One that smears; a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

le Lien, Daub.; le Merlan, jaune, Cuv. ; Whiting Pollack, Ray ; Pollack, Pen. Rarely exceed six or eight pounds in weight; under jaw longest ; back dusky, inclining to green ; belly white, striped with yellow ; lateral line black ...

Google previewThe Royal Standard English Dictionary (1777)

In which the Words are Not Only Rationally Divided Into Syllables, Accurately Accented, and Their Part of Speech Properly Distinguished; But Likewise by a Key to this Work ... It Exhibits Their True Pronunciation According to the Present Practice of Men of Letters, Eminent Orators, and Polite Speakers in London ... To which is Added the Proper Names of Persons and Places in the Old and New Testaments ... by William Perry

to daub, to smear Be-smear", v.a. to bedaub, soil, or foul Be-smirch', v. a. to soil, discolour ...

Google previewA new general English dictionary ... Originally begun by ... Thomas Dyche ... and now finish'd by William Pardon ... The seventh edition, etc (1752)

to daub, or cover a thing over with any spreading flexible matter, as oil, butter, &c. BESMO'KE (V.) to cover, daub, smear, or offend with smoak. BesMurt (v.) to daub, or blacken with any unétuous matter mixed with soot, black ...

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Small photo of Scenic pictorial handmade gouache on paper card. Blank space for text sketchy in modern motley daub style. Golden sunshine sky scene. Brush paint fiery spots on light beige color design. Macro viewSmall photo of 2-tiered homemade children's cake decorated with colorful daub on white background.Small photo of 2-tiered homemade children's cake decorated with colorful daub on white background.Small photo of Grunge burgundy red vivid uneven old aged daub plaster wall texture background with stains and paint strokes, close upSmall photo of Colorful daub and a brush for drawingSmall photo of Blue daub with small cracks in the dried paintSmall photo of Ordinary multicolored daub on paper More...

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Daub Meaning

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Scrabble value of D2A1U1B3

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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