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blob

[blob] /blɒb/
noun
1.
a globule of liquid; bubble.
2.
a small lump, drop, splotch, or daub:
A blob of paint marred the surface.
3.
an object, especially a large one, having no distinct shape or definition:
a blob on the horizon.
4.
a dull, slow-witted, and uninteresting person.
verb (used with object), blobbed, blobbing.
5.
to mark or splotch with blobs.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; apparently expressive formation
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Examples from the web for blob
  • 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 chemicals.
  • The star is a warm, dense blob of material at the core of the cloud.
  • Not bad for a little blob at the bottom of the ocean.
  • The bacteria make long protein tubes that jut out of their blob-shaped bodies.
  • The thermal emission from the comet is visible above as a red blob in the center of the image.
  • Only a few remaining stars studded each blob of dark matter.
  • With composite video, all the little lines blur together into one indistinct blob.
  • The dark blob of shadow at the top is from his large mortar and pestle sign.
British Dictionary definitions for blob

blob

/blɒb/
noun
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
verb blobs, blobbing, blobbed
5.
(transitive) to put blobs, as of ink or paint, on
Derived Forms
blobby, adjective
Word Origin
C15: perhaps of imitative origin; compare bubble
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Word Origin and History for blob
n.

"drop, globule," 1725, from a verb meaning "to make or mark with blobs" (early 15c.), perhaps related to bubble. The same word was used 16c. in a sense "bubble, blister."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for blob

blob

noun
  1. A mistake (1900+ Students)
  2. A mass of viscous matter; an amorphous portion; gob (1700s+)
  3. A useless person; an oaf or wimp: she is such a blob after work/ blobs into video games
  4. A very overweight person: Get that blob off my couch
verb

: He blobbed the second question


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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blob in Technology

1. binary large object.
2. blitter object.
[Jargon File]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for blob

BLOB

very large binary file (from "binary large object")
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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