daub


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daub

to coat or smear a surface with a thick substance; to paint crudely: daub the primer on the raw wood
Not to be confused with:
dab – to press briefly with a cloth, sponge, etc. without rubbing: dab a cut to stop the bleeding; to press lightly

daub

 (dôb)
v. daubed, daub·ing, daubs
v.tr.
1. To cover or smear with a soft adhesive substance such as plaster, grease, or mud.
2. To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes.
3. To apply with quick or crude strokes: daubed glue on the paper.
v.intr.
1. To apply paint or coloring with crude, unskillful strokes.
2. To make crude or amateurish paintings.
3. To daub a sticky material.
n.
1. The act or a stroke of daubing.
2. A soft adhesive coating material such as plaster, grease, or mud.
3. Matter daubed on.
4. A crude, amateurish painting or picture.

[Middle English dauben, from Old French dauber, from Latin dēalbāre, to whitewash : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

daub′er n.
daub′er·y (dô′bə-rē) n.

daub

(dɔːb)
vb
1. (tr) to smear or spread (paint, mud, etc), esp carelessly
2. (tr) to cover or coat (with paint, plaster, etc) carelessly
3. to paint (a picture) clumsily or badly
n
4. (Art Terms) an unskilful or crude painting
5. something daubed on, esp as a wall covering. See also wattle and daub
6. a smear (of paint, mud, etc)
7. the act of daubing
[C14: from Old French dauber to paint, whitewash, from Latin dealbāre, from albāre to whiten, from albus white]
ˈdauber n
ˈdauby adj

daub

(dɔb)

v.t.
1. to cover or coat with soft, adhesive matter, as plaster, paint, or mud.
2. to smear, soil, or defile.
3. to apply unskillfully, as paint or colors.
v.i.
4. to daub something.
5. to paint unskillfully.
n.
6. material for daubing walls.
7. something daubed on.
8. an act of daubing.
9. a crude painting.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French dauber to whiten, paint]
daub′er, n.
daub′ing•ly, adv.

daub


Past participle: daubed
Gerund: daubing

Imperative
daub
daub
Present
I daub
you daub
he/she/it daubs
we daub
you daub
they daub
Preterite
I daubed
you daubed
he/she/it daubed
we daubed
you daubed
they daubed
Present Continuous
I am daubing
you are daubing
he/she/it is daubing
we are daubing
you are daubing
they are daubing
Present Perfect
I have daubed
you have daubed
he/she/it has daubed
we have daubed
you have daubed
they have daubed
Past Continuous
I was daubing
you were daubing
he/she/it was daubing
we were daubing
you were daubing
they were daubing
Past Perfect
I had daubed
you had daubed
he/she/it had daubed
we had daubed
you had daubed
they had daubed
Future
I will daub
you will daub
he/she/it will daub
we will daub
you will daub
they will daub
Future Perfect
I will have daubed
you will have daubed
he/she/it will have daubed
we will have daubed
you will have daubed
they will have daubed
Future Continuous
I will be daubing
you will be daubing
he/she/it will be daubing
we will be daubing
you will be daubing
they will be daubing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been daubing
you have been daubing
he/she/it has been daubing
we have been daubing
you have been daubing
they have been daubing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been daubing
you will have been daubing
he/she/it will have been daubing
we will have been daubing
you will have been daubing
they will have been daubing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been daubing
you had been daubing
he/she/it had been daubing
we had been daubing
you had been daubing
they had been daubing
Conditional
I would daub
you would daub
he/she/it would daub
we would daub
you would daub
they would daub
Past Conditional
I would have daubed
you would have daubed
he/she/it would have daubed
we would have daubed
you would have daubed
they would have daubed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daub - material used to daub walls
clay - a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
2.daub - a blemish made by dirtdaub - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
blotch, splodge, splotch - an irregularly shaped spot
fingermark, fingerprint - a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
inkblot - a blot made with ink
3.daub - an unskillful painting
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
Verb1.daub - coat with plaster; "daub the wall"
masonry - the craft of a mason
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
daub - apply to a surface; "daub paint onto the wall"
render-set - cover with two coats of plaster; "render-set the walls so they'll look nice and smooth"
parget - apply ornamental plaster to
roughcast - apply roughcast to; "roughcast a wall"
mud - plaster with mud
mortar - plaster with mortar; "mortar the wall"
2.daub - apply to a surface; "daub paint onto the wall"
daub, smear - cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
daub, plaster - coat with plaster; "daub the wall"
apply, put on - apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
3.daub - cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
blood - smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
daub - apply to a surface; "daub paint onto the wall"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

daub

verb
1. stain, cover, paint, coat, dirty, plaster, smear, splatter, slap on (informal), spatter, sully, deface, smirch, begrime, besmear, bedaub They daubed his home with slogans.
noun
1. smear, spot, stain, blot, blotch, splodge, splotch, smirch Apply an extra daub of colour.

daub

verb
To spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance:
noun
A discolored mark made by smearing:
Translations
mazanicenaplácat
sutia
pomazać

daub

[dɔːb]
A. N (= smear) → mancha f; (= bad painting) → pintarrajo m
B. VT (= smear) → embadurnar
to daub a wall with paint; daub paint onto a wallembadurnar una pared de pintura
C. VIpintarrajear

daub

[ˈdɔːb] vt [+ paint, mud] → barbouiller

daub

vt walls, canvas, facebeschmieren; paint, slogans, make-upschmieren; (= coat with grease etc) axleeinschmieren; (= coat with mud, clay) wallsbewerfen; (= spread on) grease, mud, claystreichen
n
(Build) → Bewurf m
(pej, = bad picture) → Kleckserei f

daub

[dɔːb] vt to daub (with)imbrattare (di)

daub

vt untar
References in classic literature ?
But yet, since princes will have such things, it is better they should be graced with elegancy, than daubed with cost.
Now he suddenly saw those badly daubed pictures in clear daylight and without a glass.
The good people of the Hague had chopped off the flesh of its victims, but faithfully carried the remainder to the gibbet, to have a pretext for a double inscription written on a huge placard, on which Cornelius; with the keen sight of a young man of twenty-eight, was able to read the following lines, daubed by the coarse brush of a sign-painter: --
The bestial faces, daubed with color--the huge mouths and flabby hanging lips--the yellow teeth, sharp filed--the rolling, demon eyes--the shining naked bodies--the cruel spears.
However, he was not to be discouraged; he daubed his face over brown and black; pulled his cap over his ears, and knocked at the door.
Much it concerns a man, forsooth, how a few sticks are slanted over him or under him, and what colors are daubed upon his box.
The canoe was between thirty and forty feet long, and several feet in width; constructed of birch bark, sewed with fibres of the roots of the spruce tree, and daubed with resin of the pine, instead of tar.
But you never saw such daubs. We used to chaff him.
Some neighbors even affirm that they had once seen, through an air-hole, Archdeacon Claude excavating, turning over, digging up the earth in the two cellars, whose supports had been daubed with numberless couplets and hieroglyphics by Nicolas Flamel himself.
It lay there bald and ugly in the streaming sunshine, a block of misshapen wood ill-painted in flaring daubs, the thing which they had worshipped in gloom and secret, they and a generation before them - all the mystery of its shrouded existence, the terrible fetish words of the dead priest, the reverence which an all-powerful and inherited superstition had kept alive within them, came into their minds as they stood there trembling, and then fled away to be out of the reach of the empty, staring eyes - out of reach of the vengeance which must surely fall from the skies upon these white savages.
He would have liked to be able to say that his daughter's talents were appreciated, and that her crooked little daubs commanded a market; but it seemed a scandal to abuse the credulity of this free-handed stranger, who, without a suspicion or a question, had admitted him to equal social rights.
An artist friend fitted her out with his castoff palettes, brushes, and colors, and she daubed away, producing pastoral and marine views such as were never seen on land or sea.