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drab


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drab  \Drab\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drabbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Drabbing}.] 
  To  associate  with  strumpets;  to  wench.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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},  {Trappings}.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  thick  woolen  cloth  of  a  dun,  or  dull  brownish 
  yellow,  or  dull  gray,  color;  --  called  also  {drabcloth}. 
 
  2.  A  dull  brownish  yellow  or  dull  gray  color. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drab  \Drab\,  a. 
  Of  a  color  between  gray  and  brown.  --  n.  A  drab  color. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drab  \Drab\,  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. 
 
  2.  A  lewd  wench;  a  strumpet.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  wooden  box,  used  in  salt  works  for  holding  the  salt  when 
  taken  out  of  the  boiling  pans. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drab 
  adj  1:  lacking  in  liveliness  or  charm  or  surprise;  "her  drab 
  personality";  "life  was  drab  compared  with  the  more 
  exciting  life  style  overseas";  "a  series  of  dreary 
  dinner  parties"  [syn:  {dreary}] 
  2:  lacking  brightness  or  color;  dull;  "drab  faded  curtains"; 
  "sober  Puritan  gray";  "children  in  somber  brown  clothes" 
  [syn:  {sober},  {somber},  {sombre}] 
  3:  depressing  in  character  or  appearance;  "drove  through  dingy 
  streets";  "the  dismal  prison  twilight"-  Charles  Dickens; 
  "drab  old  buildings";  "a  dreary  mining  town";  "gloomy 
  tenements";  "sorry  routine  that  follows  on  the  heels  of 
  death"-  B.A.Williams  [syn:  {dingy},  {dismal},  {drear},  {dreary}, 
  {gloomy},  {sorry}] 




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