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blob

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noun \ˈbläb\

Simple Definition of blob

  • : a usually small amount of something thick and wet

  • : something that does not have a regular shape

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blob

  1. 1 a :  a small drop or lump of something viscid or thick b :  a daub or spot of color

  2. 2 :  something shapeless

Examples of blob in a sentence

  1. That blue blob in the corner of the map is the lake we're headed for.

  2. <flicked a blob of jelly on the toast and began to spread it around>



Origin of blob

Middle English (Scots)


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with blob


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blob

verb

Definition of blob

blobbedblobbing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to mark with blobs :  splotch



15th Century

First Known Use of blob

15th century


BLOB Defined for Kids

blob

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noun \ˈbläb\

Definition of blob for Students

  1. :  a small lump or drop of something thick <a blob of paint>





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