Dub (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dubbed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dubbing.] [AS. dubban to strike, beat ("dubbade his sunu . . . to ridere." AS. Chron. an 1086); akin to Icel. dubba; cf. OF. adouber (prob. fr. Icel.) a chevalier, Icel. dubba til riddara.]


To confer knight.

⇒ The conclusion of the ceremony was marked by a tap on the shoulder with the sword.


To invest with any dignity or new character; to entitle; to call.

A man of wealth is dubbed a man of worth. Pope.


To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn.


His diadem was dropped down Dubbed with stones. Morte d'Arthure.


To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab; as: (a) To dress with an adz; as, to dub a stick of timber smooth.


To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap

. Halliwell. (c)

To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of cyrrying it

. Tomlinson. (d)

To prepare for fighting, as a gamecock, by trimming the hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles


To dub a fly, to dress a fishing fly. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. -- To dub out Plastering, to fill out, as an uneven surface, to a plane, or to carry out a series of small projections.


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Dub (?), v. i.

To make a noise by brisk drumbeats.

"Now the drum dubs."

Beau. & Fl.


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Dub, n.

A blow.




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Dub, n. [Cf. Ir. dob mire, stream, W. dwvr water.]

A pool or puddle.

[Prov. Eng.]



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