to strike lightly with a sword in the ceremony of conferring knighthood; make, or designate as, a knight: The king dubbed him a knight.
to strike, cut, rub, or make smooth, as leather or timber.
Idioms about dub
dub bright, Shipbuilding. to shave off the outer surface of the planking of (a ship).
- dub·ber, noun
Other definitions for dub (2 of 5)
an awkward, unskillful person.
Other definitions for dub (3 of 5)
to thrust; poke.
Golf. to hit (a ball) poorly; misplay (a shot).
to execute poorly.
to thrust; poke.
a thrust; poke.
Other definitions for dub (4 of 5)
to furnish (a film or tape) with a new soundtrack, especially one recorded in a different language.
to add (music, speech, etc.) to a film or tape recording (often followed by in).
to copy (a tape or disc recording).
to copy program material from one tape recording onto another.
the new sounds added to a film or tape.
a style of popular music based on reggae and produced by remixing previously recorded music to which audio samples and sound effects are added.
dub out, to omit or erase (unwanted sound) on a tape or soundtrack: to dub out background noise.
- dub·ber, noun
Other definitions for dub (5 of 5)
a pool of water; puddle.
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How to use dub in a sentence
The researchers dub that conserved area a “Global Safety Net,” mapping out regions that can meet critical conservation and climate goals in a study published September 4 in Science Advances.Protecting half the planet could help solve climate change and save species | Jonathan Lambert | September 4, 2020 | Science News
For the past few months, we have been fielding a regular survey dubbed the Events Participation Index, and for the most part it has shown that attitudes about traveling to attend in-person business events are at large negative.How are you feeling about attending in-person events in 2021? Answer our short survey | Henry Powderly | September 4, 2020 | Search Engine Land
There’s even a third-party service dubbed iOS Reject Rescue, designed to help developers navigate through the unpredictable approval process.Apple’s App Store draws scrutiny in yet another country | Verne Kopytoff | September 3, 2020 | Fortune
Chan Kung, founder, Anbound Research Center Last month, President Xi Jinping launched an initiative dubbed Operation Empty Plate to safeguard China’s food security.
Then two years later, so did Wimdu, a Berlin-based company that some dubbed a clone.
Support for the royals rose to 35-year highs, leading some wags to dub Prince George “the Republican slayer”.Prince George’s First Year Bodes Well for the Survival of the Royals | Tom Sykes | July 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Over 60 percent call themselves socially liberal while less than half dub themselves fiscally liberal.
The latest purge prompted Carl Bildt, Sweden's foreign minister, to dub Mr Kim's regime “the empire of horror.”The Women Behind the Throne in North Korea's 'Empire of Horror' | The Telegraph | December 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
To combat the malaise, fast food joints are pursuing a high-low strategy, or, as I prefer to dub it, the “Moms and Bros” strategy.Burger King Introduces Big King to Taunt McDonald’s and Stagnating Overall Sales | Daniel Gross | November 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unpredictably, he has also worked for, of all things, the road crew of Australian hip-hop/reggae artist dub FX.Demi Moore Might Be Dating an Australian Pearl Diver and He Is Amazing | Kevin Fallon | May 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then the friars call the natives Spaniards and the military officers own us as their sons and they dub us brave soldiers.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
And, whenever you see a dub kidding a Lout, you can be assured that the dub is trying to lift himself above a similar rating.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
Turpin treated him as he had done the dub at the knapping jigger, and cleared the driver and his little wain with ease.Rookwood | William Harrison Ainsworth
Another, with ‘a fair round belly,’ no doubt, they dub Simon Paunch.
The ordinary dub thinks what he should have done to avoid disaster after it is all over; Bartholomew thought before.The Nerve of Foley | Frank H. Spearman
British Dictionary definitions for dub (1 of 6)
(tr) to invest (a person) with knighthood by the ritual of tapping on the shoulder with a sword
(tr) to invest with a title, name, or nickname
(tr) to dress (leather) by rubbing
angling to dress (a fly)
the sound of a drum
British Dictionary definitions for dub (2 of 6)
to alter the soundtrack of (an old recording, film, etc)
(tr) to substitute for the soundtrack of (a film) a new soundtrack, esp in a different language
(tr) to provide (a film or tape) with a soundtrack
(tr) to alter (a taped soundtrack) by removing some parts and exaggerating others
films the new sounds added
music a style of record production associated with reggae, involving the removal or exaggeration of instrumental parts, extensive use of echo, etc
(as modifier): a dub mix
British Dictionary definitions for dub (3 of 6)
Australian and NZ informal short for double-bank
British Dictionary definitions for dub (4 of 6)
a clumsy or awkward person or player
to bungle (a shot), as in golf
British Dictionary definitions for dub (5 of 6)
Scot and Northern English dialect a pool of water; puddle
British Dictionary definitions for dub (6 of 6)
(intr; foll by in, up, or out) slang to contribute to the cost of (something); pay
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