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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


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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But past attempts to make such aqueous structures have literally collapsed, as their surfaces shrink and their structures crumple into useless blobs. Ian Randall, Science | AAAS, "Liquid-in-liquid printing method could put 3D-printed organs in reach," 1 Nov. 2019 Those adult parasites produce eggs that hatch into little blobs. Anchorage Daily News, "The living dead: Wood frogs across Alaska will soon be frozen solid," 19 Oct. 2019 The cells began forming large clusters, and the silky solution of single cells transformed into grainy blobs. Quanta Magazine, "Life’s Secrets Sought in a Snowflake," 3 Nov. 2015 The blast sent chunks of burning, rotting blubber raining down on spectators, and several cars in a nearby parking lot were crushed by blobs of putrid flesh. NBC News, "Scientists ask for private beaches to study gray whale carcasses," 21 June 2019 Back in 2013, the internet was abuzz after a weird blob appeared on weather radars in North Alabama. Leada Gore |,, "Remember the Redstone blob? Radar shows another weird spot but you can’t blame this one on military," 6 June 2019 Dib's younger sister Gaz relentlessly calls her brother out for his unhealthy obsession (which has turned him into an unhygienic blob, wedged into his office chair). Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus," 16 Aug. 2019 Add ice water, slap it into a blob, and chill for an hour while the birds do the dishes. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "The Galette That Makes People Think I Work at Bon Appétit or Something," 28 June 2019 Radars can detect an object and note it's altitude, bearing, and distance, but otherwise the target is a big, featureless blob. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "How Quantum Radar Could Completely Change Warfare," 26 Aug. 2019 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


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


15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blob


Middle English (Scots)

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The first known use of blob was in the 15th century

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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


\ 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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