Definition of blob
1a : a small drop or lump of something viscid or thickb : a daub or spot of color
2 : something shapeless
Examples of blob in a Sentence
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 of blob from the Web
Meanwhile, the blob in the far Atlantic that the National Hurricane Center had been monitoring on Monday was no longer a tropical cyclone threat.
This blob was created when the 2013-2014 winter had none of the huge storms that usually mix the surface water down to 400 feet, said Bill Peterson, a NOAA fisheries oceanographer.
Seeing that blob of squiggly lines and trying to figure out how many of them have a storm headed toward New Orleans is enough to take away anyone's appetite.
The area in question consists of a blob including portions of Hale, Bibb and Perry counties, south of Tuscaloosa, and a smaller pocket to the north of I-20 including portions of eastern Tuscaloosa County and southwest Jefferson County.
And other times, what comes out is a legitimate black blob.
The tiny blob-like creatures are infesting some stretches of the West Coast as far north as Alaska so badly that fishermen can't catch anything.
Invest 93L: The National Hurricane Center has upped the chances that this current blob of energy, Invest 93L, located over the Yucatan Peninsula will reach tropical storm strength over the next few days.
The first is shown on the map as a yellow blob over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
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Origin and Etymology of blob
Middle English (Scots)
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of blob
BLOB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blob for English Language Learners
: a usually small amount of something thick and wet
: something that does not have a regular shape
BLOB Defined for Kids
Definition of blob for Students
: a small lump or drop of something thick a blob of paint
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