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

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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

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While the magnetosphere shields Earth from the harmful radiation within these particles, giant blobs of them can create disturbances that interfere with satellites and communications signals. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How a Second Look At 40-Year-Old Studies Helped Explain Solar Wind," 6 Apr. 2019 This is how Furbys — the half-bird, half-blob baby robots that were everywhere in the late ’90s — live on Tumblr, where collectors have congregated for years to give new life to their outdated toys. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Every Furby gets a home," 21 Dec. 2018 But in order to shine a light on these historic dribbles and blobs, the first step was to plunge them into complete darkness. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "Scans reveal secrets of medieval 'Harry Potter' book and medical texts at Penn," 14 May 2018 Start by using 600-grit wet/dry silicon-carbide sandpaper wrapped around a sanding block to sand smooth any big blobs of dried paint. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Safely Remove Paint," 25 Jan. 2019 So a mudslide would be mud and water sliding down a slope, slipping, kind of a blob. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Why fire-scorched California is now readying for mudslides," 30 Nov. 2018 On radar, this singular cell really stood out (magenta blob over the West Virginia panhandle). Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, "Monday’s nasty line of storms wasn’t quite a derecho, but was impressive by many measures," 15 May 2018 Photo: Double Fine / Boneloaf A fun party game featuring sluggish, blob-like characters. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "The 13 best games for your new PC," 26 Dec. 2018 For the surrealists, blobs were a way of visualizing dreams and the unconscious, Skov says. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Some people feel a tenderness toward bulbous candles and planters. Why?," 21 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Although seaweed is normal, seaweed blobs this thick are not. Jacob Sweet, miamiherald, "Lots of sun, and brown slimy seaweed, in the forecast for South Florida beaches," 3 July 2018

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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

English Language Learners Definition of blob

somewhat informal
: a usually small amount of something thick and wet
: something that does not have a regular shape

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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