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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown;
[syn: olive drab, drab]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise;
- Example: "her drab personality"
- Example: "life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"
- Example: "a series of dreary dinner parties"
[syn: drab, dreary]

2. lacking brightness or color; dull;
- Example: "drab faded curtains"
- Example: "sober Puritan grey"
- Example: "children in somber brown clothes"
[syn: drab, sober, somber, sombre]

3. of a light brownish green color;
[syn: olive-drab, drab]

4. causing dejection;
- Example: "a blue day"
- Example: "the dark days of the war"
- Example: "a week of rainy depressing weather"
- Example: "a disconsolate winter landscape"
- Example: "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"
- Example: "a dark gloomy day"
- Example: "grim rainy weather"
[syn: blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drab \Drab\, a. Of a color between gray and brown. -- n. A drab color. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drab \Drab\ (dr[a^]b), n. [AS. drabbe dregs, lees; akin to D. drab, drabbe, dregs, G. treber; for sense 1, cf. also Gael. drabag a slattern, drabach slovenly. Cf. Draff.] 1. A low, sluttish woman. --King. [1913 Webster] 2. A lewd wench; a strumpet. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drab \Drab\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drabbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Drabbing.] To associate with strumpets; to wench. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drab \Drab\, n. [F. drap cloth: LL. drappus, trapus, perh. orig., a firm, solid stuff, cf. F. draper to drape, also to full cloth; prob. of German origin; cf. Icel. drepa to beat, strike, AS. drepan, G. treffen; perh. akin to E. drub. Cf. Drape, Trappings.] 1. A kind of thick woolen cloth of a dun, or dull brownish yellow, or dull gray, color; -- called also drabcloth. [1913 Webster] 2. A dull brownish yellow or dull gray color. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

drab adj 1: lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise; "her drab personality"; "life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"; "a series of dreary dinner parties" [syn: drab, dreary] 2: lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes" [syn: drab, sober, somber, sombre] 3: of a light brownish green color [syn: olive-drab, drab] 4: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary] n 1: a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown [syn: olive drab, drab]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "drab": bag, bat, bawd, beige, beldam, biddy, bleak, boring, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, cheerless, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, colorless, crone, cruiser, dead, deadened, desolate, dingy, dismal, dispiriting, dowdy, dreary, dull, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, faded, fawn, fawn-colored, fille de joie, flat, fuscous, gray, grege, grey, hag, harlot, hazel, hooker, humdrum, hustler, khaki, lackluster, lifeless, lurid, lusterless, mat, monotonous, muddy, murky, nightwalker, nut-brown, olive-brown, olive-drab, prosaic, prosy, repetitive, same, samely, seal, seal-brown, sepia, slut, snuff-colored, somber, sorrel, streetwalker, subfusc, tan, taupe, tawny, tedious, toast, toast-brown, traipse, trot, umber, umber-colored, unrelieved, walnut, walnut-brown, wan, whore, witch, yellowish-brown