Examples of adobe in a Sentence
The house was built of adobe.
Recent Examples of adobe from the Web
Packard said the adobe-style resort has seen no impact from the forest closure and credited authorities with putting up signs telling visitors that local businesses are open.
Also up for grabs? Real-life lessons in harvesting, adobe brick building, caring for livestock and beekeeping.
Some of the therapy took place an hour outside Scottsdale in Wickenburg (population: 6,300) at Gentle Path at the Meadows: an inpatient, men-only 38-acre compound of adobe cabins and cactuses.
His gaze took in the sun-beaten, gray adobe buildings, all one-story structures, that rimmed the vacant quadrangle.
It was marked as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places as Peoria's only example of a traditional adobe structure.
The property, spread across 12 parcels totaling 480 acres, has an adobe-style ranch house with a bird's-eye view that stretches as far as Edwards Air Force Base.
The plaster on old buildings peeled to reveal straw in the adobe bricks underneath.
The 1954 home was built without nails and retains its original roof and 15-inch-thick adobe walls.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'adobe.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
Handmade sun-dried bricks, adobes are formed from a mixture of heavy clay and straw found in dry regions. As a building material, adobes date back thousands of years and are found in many parts of the world. Molds for shaping the bricks were brought to the New World by the Spanish. Excellent insulating properties make adobes ideal material for both dwellings and ovens; home interiors retain heat in winter and stay cool in summer. The adobe buildings at Taos, New Mexico, are typical of Native American pueblo dwellings.
Origin and Etymology of adobe
ADOBE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of adobe for English Language Learners
: a type of brick made of a mixture of mud and straw that is dried by the sun
ADOBE Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up adobe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).