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blob

noun \ ˈbläb \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of blob

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

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Origin and Etymology of blob

Middle English (Scots)


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blob

verb

Definition of blob

blobbed; blobbing
: to mark with blobs : splotch

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First Known Use of blob

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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BLOB Defined for English Language Learners

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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

blob

noun \ ˈbläb \

Definition of blob for Students

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


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