(Dub) v. i. To make a noise by brisk drumbeats. "Now the drum dubs." Beau. & Fl.
(Dub), n. A blow. [R.] Hudibras.
(Dub), n. [Cf. Ir. dób mire, stream, W. dwvr water.] A pool or puddle. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Dubb) n. [Ar.] (Zoöl.) The Syrian bear. See under Bear. [Written also dhubb, and dub.]
(Dub"ber) n. One who, or that which, dubs.
(Dub"ber), n. [Hind. dabbah.] A globular vessel or bottle of leather, used in India to hold
ghee, oil, etc. [Also written dupper.] M'Culloch.
1. The act of dubbing, as a knight, etc.
2. The act of rubbing, smoothing, or dressing; a dressing off smooth with an adz.
3. A dressing of flour and water used by weavers; a mixture of oil and tallow for dressing leather; daubing.
4. The body substance of an angler's fly. Davy.
(Du*bi"e*ty) n.; pl. Dubieties [L. dubietas, fr. dubius. See Dubious.] Doubtfulness; uncertainty; doubt.
[R.] Lamb. "The dubiety of his fate." Sir W. Scott.
(Du`bi*os"i*ty) n.; pl. Dubiosities [L. dubiosus.] The state of being doubtful; a doubtful
statement or thing. [R.]
Men often swallow falsities for truths, dubiosities for certainties, possibilities for feasibilities.Sir T. Browne.
(Du"bi*ous) a. [L. dubius, dubiosus, fr. duo two. See Two, and cf. Doubt.]
1. Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined. "Dubious policy."
Sir T. Scott.
A dubious, agitated state of mind.Thackeray.
2. Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.
Wiping the dingy shirt with a still more dubious pocket handkerchief.Thackeray.
3. Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.