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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 of blob
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; apparently expressive formation
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  • Hanson's hand went to his pocket and squeezed down on the blob of sky material there.

    The Sky Is Falling Lester del Rey
  • It was half-past eight by the church clock, the face of which was a blob of brightness.

    Meg's Friend Alice Abigail Corkran
  • If he drew him on the same scale as his vessel he would be a mere dot or blob of paint.

    The British Navy Book Cyril Field
  • "Now he's goin' 'ome again," as the blob of yellow collapsed once more.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • A growing shadow, materializing into a blur—a blob, a shape faintly defined.

  • He then blob blob blobbered, and gog gog goggled, till he choked with words and passion, and then sot down.

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • Uncle Rufus pointed a gnarled finger dramatically at a blob of snow on the carpet at the foot of the garret stairs.

  • Hundreds of blob live under the stones in the upper reaches of the stream, the only fish in the Gibbon waters.

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

blizzy

noun

A marijuana cigarette

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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