Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear.
To put on without taste; to deck gaudily.
To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner.
To flatter excessively or glossy.
To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal.
To smear; to play the flatterer.
A viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or dabed; a smear.
A picture coarsely executed.
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\daub\ (?), v. i. to smear; to play the flatterer. his conscience will not daub nor flatter.
1. a viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or daubed; a smear.
2. (paint.) a picture coarsely executed. did you take a look at the grand picture? 't is a melancholy daub, my lord.
\daub\ (d&add;b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. daubed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. daubing.] [oe. dauben to smear, of. dauber to plaster, fr. l. dealbare to whitewash, plaster; de- + albare to whiten, fr. albus white, perh. also confused with w. dwb plaster, dwbio to plaster, ir. & ogael. dob plaster. see alb, and cf. dealbate.] 1. to smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear. she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch. ii. 3.
2. to paint in a coarse or unskillful manner. if a picture is daubed with many bright and glaring colors, the vulgar admire it is an excellent piece. watts. a lame, imperfect piece, rudely daubed over.
3. to cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal. so smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue.
4. to flatter excessively or glossy. [r.] i can safely say, however, that, without any daubing at all, i am very sincerely your very affectionate, humble servant.
5. to put on without taste; to deck gaudily. [r.] let him be daubed with lace.
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dwbio = v. to daub, to plaster
Edlynu = v. to smear, to daub
Plastr = n. a plaister, a daub
Trydaeddu = v. to wallow, to daub
1. material used to daub walls
2. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
(synonym) smudge, spot, blot, smear, smirch, slur
(hypernym) blemish, defect, mar
(hyponym) blotch, splodge, splotch
3. an unskillful painting
(hypernym) painting, picture
1. coat with plaster; "daub the wall"
(hypernym) coat, surface
2. apply to a surface; "daub paint onto the wall"
(hypernym) put on, apply
3. cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"