a globule of liquid; bubble.
a small lump, drop, splotch, or daub: A blob of paint marred the surface.
an object, especially a large one, having no distinct shape or definition: a blob on the horizon.
a dull, slow-witted, and uninteresting person.
verb (used with object), blobbed, blobbing.
to mark or splotch with blobs.

1400–50; late Middle English; apparently expressive formation Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
blob (blɒb)
1.  a soft mass or drop, as of some viscous liquid
2.  a spot, dab, or blotch of colour, ink, etc
3.  a indistinct or shapeless form or object
4.  a slang word for condom
vb , blobs, blobbing, blobbed
5.  (tr) to put blobs, as of ink or paint, on
[C15: perhaps of imitative origin; compare bubble]

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Word Origin & History

1725, "drop, globule," from a verb meaning "to make or mark with blobs" (early 15c.), perhaps related to bubble.
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Computing Dictionary

BLOB definition

1. binary large object.
2. blitter object.
[Jargon File]
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American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
very large binary file (from "binary large object")
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Example sentences
Open the tuna, put it in a bowl, and plop a blob of mayonnaise on top.
We're soon to be overtaken by a blob of green, according to the weather
  radar--rain on the way.
Most people think of fat as an inert blob, but fat cells release powerful
The star is a warm, dense blob of material at the core of the cloud.
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