Definition of Bob

1. Noun. A former monetary unit in Great Britain.

Exact synonyms: British Shilling, Shilling
Terms within: Cent
Generic synonyms: British Monetary Unit

2. Verb. Move up and down repeatedly. "Her rucksack bobbed gently on her back"
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Dabble, Bob About, Bob Around
Derivative terms: Bobber

3. Noun. A hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around.
Generic synonyms: Coif, Coiffure, Hair Style, Hairdo, Hairstyle

4. Verb. Ride a bobsled. "The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure"
Exact synonyms: Bobsled
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Sled, Sleigh
Derivative terms: Bobsled, Bobsled

5. Noun. A long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism.
Exact synonyms: Bobsled, Bobsleigh
Generic synonyms: Sled, Sledge, Sleigh
Derivative terms: Bobsled

6. Verb. Remove or shorten the tail of an animal.
Exact synonyms: Dock, Tail
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Dock, Tail

7. Noun. A hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string.
Specialized synonyms: Kite Tail, Plumb, Plumb Bob, Plummet, Sounding Lead
Group relationships: Pendulum
Generic synonyms: Weight

8. Verb. Make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect. "She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand"
Exact synonyms: Curtsy
Generic synonyms: Greet, Recognise, Recognize
Entails: Bow, Bow Down
Derivative terms: Curtsy

9. Noun. A small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line.
Exact synonyms: Bobber, Bobfloat, Cork
Group relationships: Fishing Gear, Fishing Rig, Fishing Tackle, Rig, Tackle
Generic synonyms: Float

10. Verb. Cut hair in the style of a bob. "They bob their hair "; "Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Coif, Coiffe, Coiffure, Do, Dress, Set

11. Noun. A short or shortened tail of certain animals.
Exact synonyms: Bobtail, Dock
Generic synonyms: Tail
Derivative terms: Dock

12. Noun. A short abrupt inclination (as of the head). "He gave me a short bob of acknowledgement"
Generic synonyms: Inclination, Inclining

Definition of Bob

1. n. Anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as, the bob at the end of a kite's tail.

2. v. t. To cause to move in a short, jerking manner; to move (a thing) with a bob.

3. v. i. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything.

Definition of Bob

1. Acronym. (humorous) battery Battery-operated boyfriend, that is, a vibrator. ¹

2. Acronym. (philately) Back-of-the-book; denoting those stamps in a catalogue that are not used for the payment of regular postage fees, and are displayed separately in the catalogue after that listing; the division between these two groups varies with the publisher. ¹

3. Proper noun. (diminutive=Robert male given name). ¹

4. Proper noun. In various fields such as cryptography and physics, a conventional name for the person or system that receives a message from another person or system conventionally known as Alice. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To move gently and vertically, in either a single motion or repeatedly up and down, at or near the surface of a body of water. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To move (something) as though it were bobbing in water. ¹

7. Verb. To curtsy. ¹

8. Noun. A bobbing motion. ¹

9. Noun. A bobber. ¹

10. Noun. A curtsy. ¹

11. Noun. A bob haircut. ¹

12. Noun. The dangling mass of a pendulum or plumb line. ¹

13. Noun. The docked tail of a horse. ¹

14. Noun. A short line ending a stanza of a poem. ¹

15. Noun. The short runner of a sled. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To cut (hair) into a bob haircut. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To shorten by cutting; to dock; to crop ¹

18. Verb. Short form of bobsleigh ¹

19. Noun. A shilling. ¹

20. Noun. An unspecified amount of money. ¹

21. Noun. (abbreviation of shishkabob) ¹

22. Noun. (computer graphics) A graphical element, resembling a hardware sprite, that can be blitted around the screen in large numbers. ¹

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Definition of Bob

1. to move up and down [v BOBBED, BOBBING, BOBS]

Medical Definition of Bob

1. 1. Anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as, the bob at the end of a kite's tail. "In jewels dressed and at each ear a bob." (Dryden) 2. A knot of worms, or of rags, on a string, used in angling, as for eels; formerly, a worm suitable for bait. "Or yellow bobs, turned up before the plow, Are chiefest baits, with cork and lead enow." (Lauson) 3. A small piece of cork or light wood attached to a fishing line to show when a fish is biting; a float. 4. The ball or heavy part of a pendulum; also, the ball or weight at the end of a plumb line. 5. A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc. 6. A short, jerking motion; act of bobbing; as, a bob of the head. 7. A working beam. 8. A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig. "A plain brown bob he wore." (Shenstone) 9. A peculiar mode of ringing changes on bells. 10. The refrain of a song. "To bed, to bed, will be the bob of the song." (L'Estrange) 11. A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist. 12. A jeer or flout; a sharp jest or taunt; a trick. "He that a fool doth very wisely hit, Doth very foolishly, although he smart, Not to seem senseless of the bob." (Shak) 13. A shilling. Origin: An onomatopoetic word, expressing quick, jerky motion; OE. Bob bunch, bobben to strike, mock, deceive. Cf. Prov. Eng. Bob, n, a ball, an engine beam, bunch, blast, trick, taunt, scoff; as, a v, to dance, to courtesy, to disappoint, OF. Bober to mock. 1. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything. "Bobbing and courtesying." 2. To angle with a bob. See Bob, 2 & 3. "He ne'er had learned the art to bob For anything but eels." (Saxe) To bob at an apple, cherry, etc. To attempt to bite or seize with the mouth an apple, cherry, or other round fruit, while it is swinging from a string or floating in a tug of water. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bob

boatswain's pipe
boatswain's pipes
boatswain bird
bob (current term)
bob about
bob around
bob haircut
bob haircuts
bob under
bob up
bob wig
bob wigs
boba tea

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