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Meaning of DAUB

Pronunciation:  dob

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an unskillful painting
  2. [n]  a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
  3. [n]  material used to daub walls
  4. [v]  cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
  5. [v]  apply to a surface; "daub paint onto the wall"
  6. [v]  coat with plaster; "daub the wall"

DAUB is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: blot, slur, smear, smear, smirch, smudge, spot
 See Also: apply, blemish, blood, blotch, clay, coat, cover, defect, fingermark, fingerprint, inkblot, mortar, mud, painting, parget, picture, put on, roughcast, splodge, splotch, surface



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Daub\ (d[add]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Daubed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Daubing}.] [OE. dauben to smear, OF. dauber to
    plaster, fr. L. dealbare to whitewash, plaster; de- + albare
    to whiten, fr. albus white, perh. also confused with W. dwb
    plaster, dwbio to plaster, Ir. & OGael. dob plaster. See
    {Alb}, and cf. {Dealbate}.]
    1. To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud,
       etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear.
             She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it
             with slime and with pitch.            --Ex. ii. 3.
    2. To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner.
             If a picture is daubed with many bright and glaring
             colors, the vulgar admire it is an excellent piece.
                                                   --I. Watts.
             A lame, imperfect piece, rudely daubed over.
    3. To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to
       disguise; to conceal.
             So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue.
    4. To flatter excessively or glossy. [R.]
             I can safely say, however, that, without any daubing
             at all, I am very sincerely your very affectionate,
             humble servant.                       --Smollett.
    5. To put on without taste; to deck gaudily. [R.]
             Let him be daubed with lace.          --Dryden.
  2. \Daub\, v. i.
    To smear; to play the flatterer.
          His conscience . . . will not daub nor flatter.
  3. \Daub\, n.
    1. A viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or dabed; a
    2. (Paint.) A picture coarsely executed.
             Did you . . . take a look at the grand picture? . .
             . 'T is a melancholy daub, my lord.   --Sterne.
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