Definition of Rubbing

1. Noun. The resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.

Exact synonyms: Friction
Specialized synonyms: Abrasion, Attrition, Detrition, Grinding, Adhesive Friction, Grip, Traction
Generic synonyms: Resistance
Derivative terms: Frictional, Rub



2. Noun. Representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal.
Generic synonyms: Representation

3. Noun. Effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure.
Exact synonyms: Detrition, Friction
Specialized synonyms: Attrition
Generic synonyms: Effort, Elbow Grease, Exertion, Sweat, Travail
Derivative terms: Frictional, Rub

Definition of Rubbing

1. Noun. An impression of an embossed or incised surface made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with graphite, crayon or other coloring agent. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of rub) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rubbing

1. an image produced by rubbing [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rubbing

rubbernecks
rubberoid
rubbers
rubberstamp
rubberstamped
rubberstamping
rubberstamps
rubberwear
rubberwood
rubbery
rubbery figures
rubbet
rubbidge
rubbidges
rubbies
rubbing (current term)
rubbing alcohol
rubbing out
rubbing strip
rubbingly
rubbings
rubbish-bin
rubbish bin
rubbish bins
rubbish dump
rubbish heap
rubbished
rubbisher
rubbishers

Literary usage of Rubbing

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1. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture Course for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1896)
"Object of rubbing Two Bodies Together to Produce Electrification.—The sole object of rubbing together the two bodies when one or both of them is more or ..."

2. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture-course, for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1891)
"Object of rubbing Two Bodies Together to Produce Electrification.—The sole object of rubbing together the two bodies when one or both of them is more or ..."

3. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture Course, for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1892)
"Object of rubbing Two Bodies Together to Produce Electrification. — The sole object of rubbing together the two bodies when one or both of them is more or ..."

4. Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1905)
"He eli shadow-outline c rubbing eyes, was the spilt v cracks of th< house-wall bel 'Look! Is: Sahib. ' But it gan Sahil' minute. Ki Dekko! ..."

5. The Yale Literary Magazine by Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg, Yale University (1917)
"rubbing OFF THE CORNERS. of us turned our feet reluctantly New ... We are rapidly adapting ourselves to new conditions and rubbing off the corners that ..."

6. Spanish Ironwork by Arthur Byne, Mildred Stapley Byne (1915)
"rubbing OF UPPER PLATE OF TRACERY BAND. FIG. 38. THE TWO PLATES RIVETED TOGETHER. Middle XV Century. Hispanic Society of America. Length 16>i in., ..."

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