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Meaning & Definition of Rubber in English

English

Rubber

/rəbər/

noun

1. An elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera hevea and ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products

    synonym:
  • rubber
  • ,
  • natural rubber
  • ,
  • India rubber
  • ,
  • gum elastic
  • ,
  • caoutchouc

2. Any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber

    synonym:
  • rubber
  • ,
  • synthetic rubber

3. An eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber)

  • Commonly mounted at one end of a pencil
    synonym:
  • rubber eraser
  • ,
  • rubber
  • ,
  • pencil eraser

4. Contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

    synonym:
  • condom
  • ,
  • rubber
  • ,
  • safety
  • ,
  • safe
  • ,
  • prophylactic

5. A waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

    synonym:
  • arctic
  • ,
  • galosh
  • ,
  • golosh
  • ,
  • rubber
  • ,
  • gumshoe

verb

1. Coat or impregnate with rubber

  • "Rubberize fabric for rain coats"
    synonym:
  • rubberize
  • ,
  • rubberise
  • ,
  • rubber

adjective

1. Returned for lack of funds

  • "A rubber check"
  • "A no-good check"
    synonym:
  • rubber
  • ,
  • no-good

Examples of using

Take this piece of rubber hose.
Chewing gum is a sweet which is made of rubber.
Tom has written a very good paper on the production of rubber.