blob

noun
\ ˈbläb How to pronounce blob (audio) \

Definition of blob

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

blob

verb
blobbed; blobbing

Definition of blob (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to mark with blobs : splotch

Examples of blob in a Sentence

Noun That blue blob in the corner of the map is the lake we're headed for. flicked a blob of jelly on the toast and began to spread it around
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That was all there was: a six-year-old image of splintering glass, the blob of milk spreading over the dingy tiles like a diabolical hand. Elif Batuman, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2022 As the teaser dramatically spells out the show’s title, clips from the season show Nadia literally walking out of a grave, falling down a set of stairs, and approaching a door with a strange, glowy blue blob on it. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 7 Mar. 2022 Great — but what are those of us who don’t know how to read aura colors supposed to do with that blob of color? Justin Curto, Vulture, 1 Dec. 2021 To end the video, the camera zooms out to show the CGI humanoids forming a large blob. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 8 Mar. 2022 Because of these changes, the researchers say, the magnetic blob lurking beneath Canada slowly elongated in the early aughts, weakening the corresponding magnetic intensity on Earth’s surface. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2022 From one of her ovaries, surgeons pulled a cancerous blob stretching nearly eight inches and weighing roughly 4½ pounds. Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2022 Smoke billows in a huge black blob over Portland International Airport as flames stretch into the sky. oregonlive, 30 June 2021 But as a little blob of mucilage circled my feet, my stomach churned and my body froze. Jenna Scatena, The Atlantic, 18 Dec. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Pacific Ocean off South America—that big blue blob on the map—resists extreme heat because of the upwelling of cold, deep waters. Matt Simon, Wired, 1 Feb. 2022 In his paper, Ehrlich drew a toxin as an amoeboid blob with small nubs jutting out of it, each differently shaped; the antibodies were like little tadpoles whose mouths sometimes fit exactly onto the nubs. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In his paper, Ehrlich drew a toxin as an amoeboid blob with small nubs jutting out of it, each differently shaped; the antibodies were like little tadpoles whose mouths sometimes fit exactly onto the nubs. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In his paper, Ehrlich drew a toxin as an amoeboid blob with small nubs jutting out of it, each differently shaped; the antibodies were like little tadpoles whose mouths sometimes fit exactly onto the nubs. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In his paper, Ehrlich drew a toxin as an amoeboid blob with small nubs jutting out of it, each differently shaped; the antibodies were like little tadpoles whose mouths sometimes fit exactly onto the nubs. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In his paper, Ehrlich drew a toxin as an amoeboid blob with small nubs jutting out of it, each differently shaped; the antibodies were like little tadpoles whose mouths sometimes fit exactly onto the nubs. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Dark matter can and does turn into black holes, but the scientists posit that Sagittarius A* is instead a blob-like mass that will require a lot more material in order to turn into a black hole. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 16 June 2021 The population blob that’s forming around us has tremendous potential to create wealth. Greg Jefferson, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of blob

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blob

Noun

Middle English (Scots)

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blob

noun
\ ˈbläb How to pronounce blob (audio) \

Kids Definition of blob

: a small lump or drop of something thick a blob of paint

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