gulf ob


[awb, ob; Russian awp]
a river in the W Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NW to the Gulf of Ob. 2500 miles (4025 km) long.
an inlet of the Arctic Ocean. About 500 miles (800 km) long. Unabridged
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Ob (Russian ɔpj)
a river in N central Russia, formed at Bisk by the confluence of the Biya and Katun Rivers and flowing generally north to the Gulf of Ob (an inlet of the Arctic Ocean): one of the largest rivers in the world, with a drainage basin of about 2 930 000 sq km (1 131 000 sq miles). Length: 3682 km (2287 miles)

abbreviation for
1.  Old Boy
2.  outside broadcast

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Word Origin & History

prefix meaning "toward, against, across, down," also used as an intensive, from L. ob "toward, against, in the way of, about, before," from PIE base *opi- (cf. Oscan op, Gk. opi- "behind," Hittite appizzis "younger," Lith. ap- "about, near," Gk. epi "on, upon").
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OB abbr.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. obstetric

  2. obstetrics

  3. obstetrician

  4. off Broadway

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