Adobe Definition

ə-dōbē
noun
A building material consisting of clay mixed with straw or dung, fashioned into sun-dried bricks or used as mortar or plaster.
American Heritage
Unburnt, sun-dried brick.
Webster's New World
The clay of which such brick is made.
Webster's New World
A building made of adobe, esp. in the Southwest.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
adobe brickroofageflooringfirebricktilemudcaphouseclaybrick

Other Word Forms of Adobe

Noun

Singular:
adobe
Plural:
adobes

Origin of Adobe

  • Spanish from Arabic aṭ-ṭūba the brick al- the ṭūba a brick singulative of ṭūb bricks (from Coptic tōbe, tōōbe) (from Egyptian ḏbt brick)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish adobe, from Arabic الطوب (aṭ-ṭūb), from Coptic (Sahidic) ⲧⲱⲃⲉ (tōbe, “brick”), from Egyptian

    From Wiktionary

  • ḏbt (djebe, djobe, “mud brick”).

    From Wiktionary

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