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Definition 1: an unskillful painting - [noun denoting artifact]

(daub is a kind of ...) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

"a small painting by Picasso" "he bought the painting as an investment" "his pictures hang in the Louvre"

Definition 2: a blemish made by dirt - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where daub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a smudge on his cheek

Synonyms for daub in the sense of this definition

(daub is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

(... is a kind of daub ) an irregularly shaped spot

(... is a kind of daub ) a smudge made by a (dirty) finger

(... is a kind of daub ) a blot made with ink

Definition 3: material used to daub walls - [noun denoting substance]

(daub is a kind of ...) a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired

Definition 4: cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it - [verb of contact]

Samples where daub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • smear the wall with paint
  • daub the ceiling with plaster

Synonyms for daub in the sense of this definition

(daub is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

(... is a kind of daub ) smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill

(daub has a similar meaning as ...) apply to a surface

"daub paint onto the wall"

Definition 5: coat with plaster - [verb of contact]

Samples where daub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • daub the wall

Synonyms for daub in the sense of this definition

(daub is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

(... is a kind of daub ) cover with two coats of plaster

"render-set the walls so they'll look nice and smooth"

(... is a kind of daub ) apply ornamental plaster to

(... is a kind of daub ) apply roughcast to

"roughcast a wall"

(... is a kind of daub ) plaster with mud

(... is a kind of daub ) plaster with mortar

"mortar the wall"

(daub has a similar meaning as ...) apply to a surface

"daub paint onto the wall"

(daub belongs to category ...) the craft of a mason

Definition 6: apply to a surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where daub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • daub paint onto the wall

(daub is a kind of ...) apply to a surface

"She applied paint to the back of the house" "Put on make-up!"

(daub has a similar meaning as ...) cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it

"smear the wall with paint" "daub the ceiling with plaster"

(daub has a similar meaning as ...) coat with plaster

"daub the wall"

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