Bedaub

  • 1 Bedaub — Be*daub , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedaubed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedaubing}.] To daub over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty. [1913 Webster] Bedaub foul designs with a fair varnish. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bedaub — index stain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 bedaub — (v.) 1550s, from BE (Cf. be ) + DAUB (Cf. daub) (v). Related: Bedaubed; bedaubing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 bedaub — [bē dôb′, bidôb′] vt. 1. to make daubs on; smudge or smear over 2. to ornament showily; overdecorate …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 bedaub — transitive verb Date: 1558 1. to daub over ; besmear 2. to ornament with vulgar excess …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 bedaub — /bi dawb /, v.t. 1. to smear all over; besmear; soil. 2. to ornament gaudily or excessively. [1545 55; BE + DAUB] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 7 bedaub — verb a) To smear upon; to soil b) To ornament garishly; to overdecorate See Also: besmear …

    Wiktionary

  • 8 bedaub — Synonyms and related words: apply paint, attaint, bedizen, begild, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, besmutch, besoil, bestain, black, blacken, blur, brand, brush on paint, butter, calcimine, coat, color, complexion, cover, dab, darken, daub, deep dye …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 9 bedaub — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. smear, stain, soil; see dirty . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance: besmear, dab1, daub, plaster, smear, smirch, smudge. See PUT ON …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 bedaub — be·daub || bɪ dɔːb v. sully; dirty with mud …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 bedaub — verb literary smear or daub with a sticky substance …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12 bedaub — v. a. Smear, daub, besmear, soil, daub over …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 bedaub — verb (transitive usually passive + with) formal to put paint, mud etc onto something in an untidy way …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 bedaub — v 1. besmear, smear, smirch, smudge; soil, stain, smutch, begrime; daub all over, blot, spot, blemish, splash, bespatter; blotch, mar, deface. 2. bedeck, deck out, bedizen, ornament gaudily or excessively; overdress, dress to the teeth, Sl. doll… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 15 bedaub — be·daub …

    English syllables

  • 16 bedaub — be•daub [[t]bɪˈdɔb[/t]] v. t. 1) to smear all over; besmear; soil 2) to ornament gaudily or excessively • Etymology: 1545–55 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 bedaub — /bəˈdɔb/ (say buh dawb), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) 1. to daub all over; besmear; soil. 2. to ornament gaudily or excessively. {be + daub} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 bedaub — v.tr. smear or daub with paint etc.; decorate gaudily …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Bedaubed — Bedaub Be*daub , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedaubed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedaubing}.] To daub over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty. [1913 Webster] Bedaub foul designs with a fair varnish. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 Bedaubing — Bedaub Be*daub , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedaubed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedaubing}.] To daub over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty. [1913 Webster] Bedaub foul designs with a fair varnish. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English