Definition of Adobe

1. Noun. The clay from which adobe bricks are made.

Substance meronyms: Adobe Brick
Generic synonyms: Clay

2. Noun. Sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates.
Exact synonyms: Adobe Brick
Generic synonyms: Brick

Definition of Adobe

1. n. An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico.

2. n. Earth from which unburnt bricks are made.

Definition of Adobe

1. Noun. An unburnt brick dried in the sun. ¹

2. Noun. A house made of adobe brick. ¹

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Definition of Adobe

1. an unburnt, sun-dried brick [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adobe

adobe (current term)
adobe brick
adobe house
adobe lily
adolescent albuminuria

Literary usage of Adobe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"America, especially in laying adobe brick. It was the only kind of mortar used in ... Plaster made of adobe and water. adobe SOIL. Same as adobe Clay. ..."

2. Our Country: West (1897)
"Many adobe houses, however, both old and new, have roofs of a better character. One might think that the adobe house would be a perishable structure. ..."

3. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1904)
"INSECTS BREEDING IN adobe WALLS. By GUSTAV BEYER, NEW YORK, ... On further investigation, I found that these came out of the adobe wall, numerous small ..."

4. The Fighting Cheyennes by George Bird Grinnell (2004)
"XXIV FIGHT AT adobe WALLS 1874 UP to within a few years there was on the south fork of the Canadian River, in Hutchinson County, Texas, an adobe ruin long ..."

5. Southern California Quarterly by Los Angeles County Pioneers of Southern California, Historical Society of Southern California (1898)
"there was not within its limits (if I am rightly informed,) a building built of any other material than adobe, or sun dried brick. The first wooden building ..."

6. Archeological Explorations in Northeastern Arizona by Alfred Vincent Kidder, Samuel James Guernsey (1919)
"Cross section oí Cist 6, showing bones encased in adobe. Some of the bodies were evidently mudded into the cists at the time of interment, as many bones and ..."

7. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1902)
"In Mexico, one of the most important of these is the all- useful adobe. ... The present paper will describe briefly the construction of an adobe ..."

8. Songs of the Cowboys by Nathan Howard Thorp (1921)
"LITTLE adobe CASA By Tom Beasley Written in the spring of 1887 and sung in the ... Little did I think that now I'd be in Mexico In this little adobe casa on ..."

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