Complete Definition of "rubber"

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Etymology 1
In the sense of an eraser, derived from the verb rub|to rub; in the sense of pliable material, derived from the previous sense of eraser; the other senses derived from the pliable material sense.

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ËɹÊbÉ/, SAMPA|/"r\[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/ËɹÊbÉ/, SAMPA|/"r\[email protected]`/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÊbÉ(r)|-ÊbÉ(r)

Noun
en-noun

  1. pliable|Pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree; a hydrocarbon polymer of isoprene.
  2. synthetic|Synthetic materials with the same properties as natural rubber.
  3. italbrac|UK|Australia|Canada regional An eraser.
  4. North America slang A condom.
  5. Someone or something which rubs.
  6. baseball The rectangular pad on the pitcher's mound from which the pitcher must pitch.

#: Jones toes the rubber and then fires to the plate.

  1. (North America; plural) Water resistant shoe covers, galoshes, wellingtons.

#: Johnny, don't forget your rubbers today.

  1. slang tire|Tires, particularly racing tires.

#: Jones enters the pits to get new rubber.

Synonyms
i-c|condom see WikiSaurus:condom.

Derived terms

rubber band
rubber plant
rubber policeman
mid
rubber tree
rubbery
rubberize

Translations
trans-top|pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree
Czech: guma f, pryž f
Finnish: kumi, kautsu, luonnonkumi
trans-mid
Latvian: gumija f
Portuguese: borracha f
Russian: Ñезина (r'ezína) f
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trans-top|synthetic materials with the same properties
Czech: guma f, pryž f
Finnish: kumi
trans-mid
Latvian: gumija f
Russian: Ñезина (r'ezína) f
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trans-top|eraser
Czech: guma f
Finnish: kumi, pyyhekumi
Latvian: dzÄÅ¡gumija f
Portuguese: borracha f
trans-mid
Russian: Ñезинка (r'ezínka) f, лаÑÑик (lástik) m
Spanish: goma de borrar, borrador m italbrac|Colombia|Costa Rica|Peru|Southeastern Mexico|Venezuela, borra f italbrac|Venezuela|colloquial - schoolboy term
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trans-top|A condom
Finnish: kumi
trans-mid
Russian: Ñезинка (r'ezínka) f, пÑезеÑваÑив (pr'ez'ervatív) m, гондон (gondón) m
trans-bottom

trans-top|Someone or something which rubs
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|The rectangular pad on the pitcher's mound
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|Water resistant shoe covers
Finnish: kalossi
trans-mid
Russian: галоÑа|галоÑи (galóši) p, калоÑа|калоÑи (kalóši) p
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trans-top|Tires
Finnish: kumi/kumit
trans-mid
Russian: Ñина|ÑÐ¸Ð½Ñ (šíny) p, Ñезина (r'ezína) f
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Afrikaans: rubber n (1), gomlastiek n (2), uitveër n (3), kondoom n (4)
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|Ùطاط IPAchar|(maÊÊÄÊ) m
ttbc|Chinese: æ©¡è¶ (xiàngjiÄo), æ©¡ç® (xiàngpí), æ©¡ç®æ¦å­ (xiàngpí cÄzÇ)
ttbc|Dutch: rubber n (1), kunstrubber n (2), gom m (3), condoom m (4)
ttbc|French: caoutchouc m (1), gomme f (3), capote f (4)
ttbc|German: Gummi n (1,2,4), Radiergummi n (3)
ttbc|Hungarian: gumi
ttbc|Italian: gomma f, gomma da cancellare f (3)
ttbc|Japanese: ã´ã  (gomu), æ¶ãã´ã  (keshigomu) (3)
ttbc|Korean: 고무 (gomu)
ttbc|Spanish: caucho m (1), goma f (1), hule m (1); condón m (4)
ttbc|Swedish: gummi
ttbc|Tamil: à®®à¯à®³à¯à®®à®®à¯ (meeLmam)

Etymology 2
Origin unknown.

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. sports A series of an odd number of games or matches of which a majority must be won (thus precluding a tie).
  2. sport A game or match played to break a tie.

Derived terms
dead rubber
rubber bridge

Category:Commonwealth English


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Noun
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  1. #English|rubber (pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree)

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