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dub1

[duhb] /dʌb/
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
late Old English
1175-1225
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
Related forms
dubber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dub bright

dub1

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

dub2

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

dub3

/dʌb/
verb dubs, dubbing, dubbed
1.
(Austral & NZ, informal) short for double-bank

dub4

/dʌb/
noun
1.
a clumsy or awkward person or player
verb dubs, dubbing, dubbed
2.
to bungle (a shot), as in golf
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin

dub5

/dʌb/
noun
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a pool of water; puddle
Word Origin
C16: Scottish dialect dubbe; related to Middle Low German dobbe

dub6

/dʌb/
verb dubs, dubbing, dubbed
1.
(intransitive; foll by in, up, or out) (slang) to contribute to the cost of (something); pay
Word Origin
C19: of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for dub bright
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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Slang definitions & phrases for dub bright

dub 1

modifier

: A flood of dub versions followed

noun

A form of reggae music marked by weird, unexpected, and discontinuous sounds: The hypnotic weirdness of such music has helped make dub the most popular form of reggae

[1970s+; probably fr the electronic technique of dubbing, ''doubling,'' sound tracks]


dub 2

verb
  1. To replace or augment an original sound track with another, esp to substitute a movie sound track in a language other than the original
  2. To add a singer, instrumental part, etc, to the tape for a recording: They dubbed the final vocals last week

[1920s+; fr double]


dub 3

noun

An awkward performer; novice; duffer: planned by destiny for dubs and has-beens and that solemn brood (1887+)

Related Terms

flubdub, flub the dub


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Related Abbreviations for dub bright

DUB

  1. Collinstown Airport (Dublin, Ireland)
  2. dysfunctional uterine bleeding
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