adobe

adobe
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Arabic al-ṭūb the brick, from Coptic tōbe brick, from Egyptian dbt Date: 1748 1. a brick or building material of sun-dried earth and straw 2. a structure made of adobe bricks 3. a heavy clay used in making adobe bricks; broadly alluvial or playa clay in desert or arid regions • adobelike adjective

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  • Adobe — bricks are a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, and some kind of fibrous or organic material (sticks, straw, dung), which is shaped into bricks using frames and dried in the sun. It is similar to cob and mudbrick. Adobe… …   Wikipedia

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  • adobe — [ adɔb ] n. m. • 1868; mot esp. ♦ Brique d argile non cuite, obtenue par simple séchage au soleil. ● adobe nom masculin (espagnol adobe, de l arabe) Brique rudimentaire de terre mêlée de paille, séchée au soleil. adobe n. m. Brique crue séchée au …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Adobe — A*do be ([.a]*d[=o] b[asl]), n. [Sp.] 1. An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico. [1913 Webster] 2. Earth from which unburnt bricks are made. [Western U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adobe — (n.) 1739, American English, from Sp. adobe, from oral form of Arabic al tob the brick, from Coptic tube brick, a word found in hieroglyphics …   Etymology dictionary

  • adobe — ☆ adobe [ə dō′bē ] n. [Sp < Ar aṭ ṭūba, the brick < al, the + Coptic tōbe, brick] 1. unburnt, sun dried brick 2. the clay of which such brick is made 3. a building made of adobe, esp. in the Southwest …   English World dictionary

  • adobe — |ô| s. m. 1. Tijolo cru. 2. Seixo liso dos rios. • Sinônimo geral: ADOBO …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • adobe — sustantivo masculino 1. Uso/registro: restringido. Masa de barro moldeada en forma de ladrillo que, sin cocer, secada al sol, se utilizaba en la construcción popular. Frases y locuciones 1. hacer adobes con la cabeza Uso/registro: rest …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • adobe — (Del ár. hisp. aṭṭúb, este del ár. clás. ṭūb, y este del egipcio ḏbt). 1. m. Masa de barro mezclado a veces con paja, moldeada en forma de ladrillo y secada al aire, que se emplea en la construcción de paredes o muros. 2. (Porque a menudo los… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • adobe — ► NOUN ▪ a kind of clay used to make sun dried bricks. ORIGIN from Spanish adobar to plaster , from an Arabic word meaning «bricks» …   English terms dictionary

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