- to invest with any name, character, dignity, or title; style; name; call: He was dubbed a hero.
- 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.
- dub bright, Shipbuilding. to shave off the outer surface of the planking of (a ship).
Origin of dub1
- to furnish (a film or tape) with a new sound track, as one recorded in the language of the country of import.
- 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 sound track: to dub out background noise.
Origin of dub4
Examples from the Web for dubber
The "dubber" was made of the stock of an elk's horn, with a piece of iron or steel inserted in the end, forming a sharp knife.The Old Santa Fe Trail
- (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
- 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
- musica 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
- Australian and NZ informal short for double-bank
- a clumsy or awkward person or player
- to bungle (a shot), as in golf
- Scot and Northern English dialect a pool of water; puddle
- (intr; foll by in, up, or out) slang to contribute to the cost of (something); pay
Word Origin and History for dubber
"give a name to," originally "make a knight," from late Old English dubbian "knight by striking with a sword" (11c.), a late word, perhaps borrowed from Old French aduber "equip with arms, adorn" (11c.) of uncertain origin, but there are phonetic difficulties. Meaning "provided with a name" is from 1590s. Related: Dubbed; dubbing.
"add or alter sound on film," 1929, shortening of double; so called because it involves re-recording voices onto a soundtrack. The type of re-mixed reggae music was so called from 1974, probably for the same reason. Related: Dubbed; dubbing.