drab

  • 1 drab — drab·bet; drab·ble; drab·bler; drab; drab·ler; drab·ly; drab·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 2 drab — [dræb] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: drab (dull colored) cloth (16 18 centuries), from Old French drap cloth ] 1.) not bright in colour, especially in a way that stops you from feeling cheerful = ↑dull ▪ The walls were painted a drab green. 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 Drab — Drab, a. Of a color between gray and brown. n. A drab color. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Drab — (dr[a^]b), n. [AS. drabbe dregs, lees; akin to D. drab, drabbe, dregs, G. treber; for sense 1, cf. also Gael. drabag a slattern, drabach slovenly. Cf. {Draff}.] 1. A low, sluttish woman. King. [1913 Webster] 2. A lewd wench; a strumpet. Shak.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 drab — [ dræb ] adjective not colorful or interesting: his drab brown clothes Their lives seem so drab …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 drab — drab1 [drab] n. [< OFr drap, cloth < VL drappus < IE * drop < base * der , to skin] 1. a kind of cloth, esp. a yellowish brown wool 2. a dull yellowish brown adj. drabber, drabbest 1. of a dull yellowish brown color …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Drab — Drab, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbing}.] To associate with strumpets; to wench. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Drab — Drab, n. [F. drap cloth: LL. drappus, trapus, perh. orig., a firm, solid stuff, cf. F. draper to drape, also to full cloth; prob. of German origin; cf. Icel. drepa to beat, strike, AS. drepan, G. treffen; perh. akin to E. drub. Cf. {Drape},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Drab — A thick heavy and strong grey cloth, generally a twill weave. Tinted yarn of a dull brown shade is sometimes used. The term also applies to a 3 shaft drill dyed drab, and used for corset making and pocketing. A common make is 32 in. wide, 80 ends …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 10 drab — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos IIIa, Mc. drabbie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} z dezaprobatą o wysokim, rosłym mężczyźnie, często podejrzewanym o niecne zamiary lub wzbudzającym swym wyglądem lęk; oprych : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Do przedziału wtargnął jakiś drab …

    Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • 11 drab — sb., et, drab, ene, i sms. drabs , fx drabschef, drabsforsøg …

    Dansk ordbog

  • 12 drab — index ordinary, pedestrian Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 drab — 1680s, color of natural, undyed cloth, from M.Fr. drap (see DRAPE (Cf. drape)). Figurative sense is c.1880. Apparently not related to earlier word meaning a dirty, untidy woman (1510s), a prostitute (1520s), which seems to be connected with Ir.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 drab — [adj] dull, colorless arid, blah*, bleak, boring, brown, characterless, cheerless, desolate, dingy, dismal, dreary, dry, dull as dishwater*, faded, flat, gloomy, gray, grungy, lackluster, lusterless, muddy, murky, run down, same, shabby, somber,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 drab — ► ADJECTIVE (drabber, drabbest) ▪ drearily dull. ► NOUN ▪ a dull light brown colour. DERIVATIVES drably adverb drabness noun. ORIGIN probably from Old French drap cloth (see …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 drab´ly — drab1 «drab», adjective, drab|ber, drab|best, noun, verb,drabbed, drab|bing. –adj. 1. lacking brightness or color; not attractive; …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 drab — I [[t]dræb[/t]] adj. drab•ber, drab•best, n. 1) lacking in brightness, spirit, etc.; dull 2) of the color drab 3) a brownish gray 4) tex fabric of this color, esp. of thick wool or cotton • Etymology: 1535–45; < MF drap < LL drappus piece… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 Drab — Marzenna Stefania Drab (* 20. Februar 1958 in Grudziądz) ist eine polnische Politikerin und seit 2007 Abgeordnete des Sejm in der VI. Wahlperiode. Sie beendete ihr Studium an der Fakultät für Wissenschaften der Mikołaj Kopernik Universität in… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 19 drab — drab1 drably, adv. drabness, n. /drab/, adj., drabber, drabbest, n. adj. 1. dull; cheerless; lacking in spirit, brightness, etc. 2. having the color drab. n. 3. dull gray; dull brownish or yellowish gray …

    Universalium

  • 20 drab — [[t]dræ̱b[/t]] drabber, drabbest 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as drab, you think that it is dull and boring to look at or experience. Mary was wearing the same drab grey dress. ...his drab little office... The rest of the day s… …

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