Associations to the word «Rubber»


RUBBER, noun. (uncountable) Pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree; a hydrocarbon polymer of isoprene.
RUBBER, noun. (uncountable) (countable) Synthetic materials with the same properties as natural rubber.
RUBBER, noun. (countable) (UK) An eraser.
RUBBER, noun. (countable) (North America) (slang) A condom.
RUBBER, noun. (slang) (of a draft/check) Not covered by funds on account.
RUBBER, noun. (countable) Someone or something which rubs.
RUBBER, noun. (countable) (baseball) The rectangular pad on the pitcher's mound from which the pitcher must pitch.
RUBBER, noun. (North America) (in the plural) Water resistant shoe covers, galoshes, overshoes.
RUBBER, noun. (uncountable) (slang) Tires, particularly racing tires.
RUBBER, noun. (sports) In relation to a series of games or matches between two competitors where the overall winner of the series is the competitor which wins a majority of the individual games or matches:
RUBBER, noun. The entire series, of an odd number of games or matches in which ties are impossible (especially a series of three games in bridge or whist).
RUBBER, noun. An individual match within the series (especially in racquet sports).
RUBBER, noun. (sports) (North America) a rubber match; a game or match played to break a tie.
RUBBER, noun. The game of rubber bridge.
RUBBER, verb. To eavesdrop on a telephone call
RUBBER BABY BUGGY BUMPER, noun. (slang) A contraceptive diaphragm.
RUBBER BAND, noun. An elastic band made of rubber.
RUBBER BAND, verb. Alternative form of rubber-band
RUBBER BAND AIRPLANE, noun. A type of toy constructed of light wood, a plastic propeller and a rubber band, propelled by winding the propeller backwards (about a hundred turns) then releasing into the air.
RUBBER BAND AIRPLANES, noun. Plural of rubber band airplane
RUBBER BANDS, noun. Plural of rubber band
RUBBER BOA, noun. A type of American snake, Charina bottae.
RUBBER BRIDGE, noun. The original form of contract bridge; so called because bonuses are awarded for scoring sufficient points to win games and thereby a rubber which is the best of 3 games.
RUBBER BULLET, noun. A large ballistic projectile, with a propellent charge, typically used for riot control.
RUBBER CEMENT, noun. An adhesive made from elastic polymers (typically latex) mixed in a solvent to keep them fluid enough to be used.
RUBBER CHECK, noun. A check that is rejected by the bank against which it is drawn for insufficient funds.
RUBBER CHEQUE, noun. Alternative form of rubber check
RUBBER DUCK, noun. A toy, made out of rubber or rubber like plastic, shaped like a duck; usually a floating bathtub toy.
RUBBER DUCK, noun. (nautical) (slang) An inflatable boat.
RUBBER DUCK DEBUGGING, noun. (programming) A practice in which a programmer attempts to solve a problem by explaining it to an inanimate object, such as a rubber duck.
RUBBER DUCKIE, noun. (informal) A rubber duck (bath toy).
RUBBER DUCKIES, noun. Plural of rubber ducky
RUBBER DUCKING, noun. (programming) rubber duck debugging
RUBBER DUCKS, noun. Plural of rubber duck
RUBBER DUCKY, noun. (informal) A rubber duck (bath toy).
RUBBER JOHNNIES, noun. Plural of rubber johnny
RUBBER JOHNNY, noun. (slang) (idiomatic) condom
RUBBER JUNGLE, noun. (aviation) (idiomatic) In a commercial passenger airliner, the dense, forest-like profusion of suspended tubes, straps, bags, and masks which results when large numbers of oxygen masks are deployed.
RUBBER MATCH, noun. A sporting event at the end of a series in which the opponents are tied in terms of events won and lost.
RUBBER PLANT, noun. Ficus elastica, a tropical tree used as a houseplant native to Asia.
RUBBER PLANT, noun. A tree which can produce latex, a rubber tree, including Hevea brasiliensis.
RUBBER PLANTS, noun. Plural of rubber plant
RUBBER POLICEMAN, noun. (chemistry) a flexible rubber scraper attached to a glass rod, used in chemistry laboratories for amalgamating and transferring solid residues in gravimetric analysis.
RUBBER RING, noun. A ring or tube made of rubber, in particular a circular air-filled tube used as an aid to swimming
RUBBER RINGS, noun. Plural of rubber ring
RUBBER ROOM, noun. (idiomatic) (psychiatry) A cell used for confinement of a mentally disturbed person.
RUBBER ROOM, noun. (idiomatic) (education) Especially in New York City, a temporary workplace assigned to a teacher who is not permitted to teach in a classroom because he or she is under disciplinary review.
RUBBER ROOMS, noun. Plural of rubber room
RUBBER STAMP, adjective. (figuratively) Of a person, organisation, or process, making decisions or approving matters routinely or without real power, as rubber stamp politics, a rubber stamp committee.
RUBBER STAMP, noun. A piece of rubber or similar material with a design or text carved or molded for the purpose of transferring ink or dye to imprint that design on another object.
RUBBER STAMP, noun. (figuratively) A person or organisation who approves, routinely or as a formality, matters decided by some other person or organisation.
RUBBER STAMP, verb. (colloquial) to process, approve or decide matters routinely rather than through careful consideration
RUBBER STAMPED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of rubber stamp
RUBBER STAMPING, verb. Present participle of rubber stamp
RUBBER STAMPS, noun. Plural of rubber stamp
RUBBER STAMPS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rubber stamp
RUBBER TREE, noun. A tropical South American tree, Hevea brasiliensis, the principal source of natural rubber.
RUBBER TREE, noun. A tropical fig with broad, glossy leaves, often grown as a house plant, Ficus elastica
RUBBER TREES, noun. Plural of rubber tree

Dictionary definition

RUBBER, noun. An elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products.
RUBBER, noun. Any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber.
RUBBER, noun. An eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil.
RUBBER, noun. Contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse.
RUBBER, noun. A waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow.
RUBBER, verb. Coat or impregnate with rubber; "rubberize fabric for rain coats".
RUBBER, adjective. Returned for lack of funds; "a rubber check"; "a no-good check".

Wise words

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Alexander Pope