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1 [duhb]
verb (used with object), dubbed, dubbing.
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).

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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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)
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
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)
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)
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

"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.

"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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  1. Collinstown Airport (Dublin, Ireland)

  2. dysfunctional uterine bleeding

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