dub

dub

1 [duhb]
verb (used with object), dubbed, dubbing.
1.
to invest with any name, character, dignity, or title; style; name; call: He was dubbed a hero.
2.
to strike lightly with a sword in the ceremony of conferring knighthood; make, or designate as, a knight: The king dubbed him a knight.
3.
to strike, cut, rub, or make smooth, as leather or timber.
Idioms
4.
dub bright, Shipbuilding. to shave off the outer surface of the planking of (a ship).

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English dubben, late Old English *dubbian (in phrase dubbade tō ridere ‘dubbed to knight(hood)’), < Anglo-French dubber, dobber, douber, aphetic form of ad(o)uber, equivalent to a- a-5 + -do(u)ber < Old Low Franconian *dubban ‘to strike, beat’, cognate with Low German dubben, dub3; cf. daube

dubber, noun
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dub

2 [duhb]
noun Slang.
an awkward, unskillful person.

Origin:
1885–90; of expressive orig., cf. flub, flubdub, dub3

dub

3 [duhb]
verb (used with object), dubbed, dubbing.
1.
to thrust; poke.
2.
Golf. to hit (a ball) poorly; misplay (a shot).
3.
to execute poorly.
verb (used without object), dubbed, dubbing.
4.
to thrust; poke.
noun
5.
a thrust; poke.
6.
a drumbeat.

Origin:
1505–15; apparently same word (with older sense) as dub1

dub

4 [duhb]
verb (used with object), dubbed, dubbing.
1.
to furnish (a film or tape) with a new sound track, as one recorded in the language of the country of import.
2.
to add (music, speech, etc.) to a film or tape recording (often followed by in ).
3.
to copy (a tape or disc recording).
verb (used without object), dubbed, dubbing.
4.
to copy program material from one tape recording onto another.
noun
5.
the new sounds added to a film or tape.
6.
a style of popular music based on reggae and produced by remixing previously recorded music to which audio samples and sound effects are added.
Verb phrases
7.
dub out, to omit or erase (unwanted sound) on a tape or sound track: to dub out background noise.

Origin:
1925–30; short for double

dubber, noun

dub

5 [duhb]
noun Chiefly Scot.
a pool of water; puddle.

Origin:
1490–1500; of obscure origin; perhaps akin to German Tümpel ‘pond, puddle’

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dub1 (dʌb)
 
vb , dubs, dubbing, dubbed
1.  (tr) to invest (a person) with knighthood by the ritual of tapping on the shoulder with a sword
2.  (tr) to invest with a title, name, or nickname
3.  (tr) to dress (leather) by rubbing
4.  angling to dress (a fly)
 
n
5.  the sound of a drum
 
[Old English dubbian; related to Old Norse dubba to dub a knight, Old High German tubili plug, peg]

dub2 (dʌb)
 
vb , dubs, dubbing, dubbed
1.  to alter the soundtrack of (an old recording, film, etc)
2.  (tr) to substitute for the soundtrack of (a film) a new soundtrack, esp in a different language
3.  (tr) to provide (a film or tape) with a soundtrack
4.  (tr) to alter (a taped soundtrack) by removing some parts and exaggerating others
 
n
5.  films the new sounds added
6.  a.  music a style of record production associated with reggae, involving the removal or exaggeration of instrumental parts, extensive use of echo, etc
 b.  (as modifier): a dub mix
 
[C20: shortened from double]

dub3 (dʌb)
 
vb , dubs, dubbing, dubbed
informal (Austral), (NZ) short for double-bank

dub4 (dʌb)
 
n
1.  a clumsy or awkward person or player
 
vb , dubs, dubbing, dubbed
2.  to bungle (a shot), as in golf
 
[C19: of uncertain origin]

dub5 (dʌb)
 
n
dialect (Scot), (Northern English) a pool of water; puddle
 
[C16: Scottish dialect dubbe; related to Middle Low German dobbe]

dub6 (dʌb)
 
vb , dubs, dubbing, dubbed
slang (intr; foll by in, up, or out) to contribute to the cost of (something); pay
 
[C19: of obscure origin]

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Word Origin & History

dub
"give a name to," originally "make a knight," from O.E. dubbian "knight by striking with a sword" (11c.), a late word, perhaps borrowed from O.Fr. aduber "equip with arms, adorn," of uncertain origin.

dub
"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.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
DUB
  1. Collinstown Airport (Dublin, Ireland)

  2. dysfunctional uterine bleeding

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dub

style of Jamaican popular music that had its genesis in the political turbulence of the late 1970s and became Jamaica's dominant music in the 1980s and '90s. Central to dancehall is the deejay, who raps, or "toasts," over a prerecorded rhythm track (bass guitar and drums), or "dub."

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