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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-doh-bee]
    • /əˈdoʊ bi/
    • /əˈdəʊ.bi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-doh-bee]
    • /əˈdoʊ bi/

Definitions of adobe word

  • uncountable noun adobe Adobe is a mixture of mud and straw that is dried into bricks in the sun and used for building, especially in hot countries. 3
  • noun adobe a sun-dried brick used for building 3
  • noun adobe (as modifier) 3
  • noun adobe a building constructed of such bricks 3
  • noun adobe the clayey material from which such bricks are made 3
  • noun adobe unburnt, sun-dried brick 3

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Origin of adobe

First appearance:

before 1750
One of the 47% newest English words
1750-60; Americanism; < Spanish < Arabic al-ṭub the brick < Coptic to:o:be brick < Egyptian Demotic tb < Egyptian Hieroglyphic ḏbt

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Parts of speech for Adobe


adobe popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for adobe

noun adobe

  • tile — a thin slab or bent piece of baked clay, sometimes painted or glazed, used for various purposes, as to form one of the units of a roof covering, floor, or revetment.
  • house — a building in which people live; residence for human beings.
  • brick — Bricks are rectangular blocks of baked clay used for building walls, which are usually red or brown. Brick is the material made up of these blocks.
  • clay — Clay is a kind of earth that is soft when it is wet and hard when it is dry. Clay is shaped and baked to make things such as pots and bricks.
  • mudcap — to blast (a rock) with an explosive attached to it with a capping of clay.

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