rubbing
noun Date: 1845 an image of a raised, incised, or textured surface obtained by placing paper over it and rubbing the paper with a colored substance

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  • rubbing — ► NOUN 1) the action of rubbing. 2) an impression of a design on brass or stone, made by rubbing …   English terms dictionary

  • rubbing — [rub′iŋ] n. an impression of a design, picture, etc. incised or in relief on a surface (as of a gravestone), taken by placing a piece of paper on it and rubbing over the paper with graphite, wax, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Rubbing — Rub bing, a. & n. from {Rub}, v. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rubbing — /rub ing/, n. 1. an act or action of a person or thing that rubs. 2. an impression of an incised or sculptured surface made by laying paper over it and rubbing with heelball, graphite, or a similar substance until the image appears. Cf. brass… …   Universalium

  • Rubbing — A rubbing is a reproduction of the texture of a surface created by placing a piece of paper or similar material over the subject and then rubbing the paper with something to deposit marks, most commonly charcoal or pencil, but also various forms… …   Wikipedia

  • Rubbing — Rub Rub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rubbing}.] [Probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. rhwbiaw, gael. rub.] 1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rubbing — [[t]rʌ̱bɪŋ[/t]] rubbings 1) N COUNT: oft n N A rubbing is a picture that you make by putting a piece of paper over a carved surface and then rubbing wax or chalk over it. We want to go in and do a brass rubbing. 2) → See also rub …   English dictionary

  • rubbing — UK [ˈrʌbɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms rubbing : singular rubbing plural rubbings a picture that you make by putting paper over a pattern on stone or metal and rubbing it with something such as a pencil …   English dictionary

  • rubbing — rub|bing [ˈrʌbıŋ] n a copy of a shape or pattern made by rubbing ↑wax, ↑chalk etc onto a piece of paper laid over it ▪ a brass rubbing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rubbing — noun 1》 the action of rubbing. 2》 an impression of a design on brass or stone, made by rubbing …   English new terms dictionary

  • rubbing — noun (C) a copy of a shape or pattern made by rubbing wax, chalk etc onto a piece of paper laid over it: a brass rubbing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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