Definition for DUB

DUB, v.t. [Sax. dubban; coinciding with Gr. τυπτω, and Eng. tap. Class Db. Literally, to strike. Hence,]

  1. To strike a blow with a sword, and make a knight. Se cyng … dubbade his sunu Henric to ridere. The king dubbed his son Henry a knight. – Sax. Chron. An. 1085.
  2. To confer any dignity or new character. A man of wealth is dubb'd a man of worth. – Pope.

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