Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: rubrique 'words written in red', from Latin rubrica, from ruber 'red'

rubric

noun
     
ru‧bric [countable]
1 formal a set of instructions or an explanation in a book, examination paper etc
2 a title under which particular things are mentioned or discussed:
The names were listed under the rubric 'Contributors'.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary