- To confer knighthood upon; as, the king dubbed his son
Henry a knight. - To invest with any dignity or new character; to entitle; to
call. - To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn. - To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab; - To dress with an adz; as, to dub a stick of timber smooth. - To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap. - To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of
cyrrying it. - To prepare for fighting, as a gamecock, by trimming the
hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles.