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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Hurricane forecasters on Wednesday night gave an intensifying blob of storms and clouds in the northern Gulf of Mexico 48 hours to tighten, organize and escalate into a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Tonya Alanez, sun-sentinel.com, "Barry spins into first predicted hurricane of 2019," 11 July 2019 On the television news, the continent’s weather reporters were standing in front of maps with swirling blobs of hot pink and blood red, illustrations of extreme heat. Washington Post, "Melting autobahns, jaguars in pools, naked men on scooters. Europe faces an early summer ‘inferno’," 27 June 2019 But in reality, the massive blob showing up Tuesday evening on the National Weather Service’s radar in San Diego County was just a lot of ladybugs. Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "High-flying ladybug swarm shows up on National Weather Service radar," 5 June 2019 The massive blob was discovered by researchers using data from NASA’s 2011 Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission and mapping information from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Astronomers Make Massive Discovery on the Far Side of the Moon," 12 June 2019 The massive blob showed up Tuesday evening on the radar. Fox News, "What looks like a massive storm system on National Weather Service radar is actually a lot of ladybugs," 6 June 2019 But in reality, the massive blob showing up Tuesday evening on the National Weather Service’s radar in San Diego County was just a lot of ladybugs. Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "High-flying ladybug swarm shows up on National Weather Service radar," 5 June 2019 But in reality, the massive blob showing up Tuesday evening on the National Weather Service’s radar in San Diego County was just a lot of ladybugs. Jaclyn Cosgrove, latimes.com, "High-flying ladybug swarm shows up on National Weather Service radar," 4 June 2019 For the first time, Di Matteo and other scientists were able to say definitively that these blobs are hotter and denser than the typical solar wind. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How a Second Look At 40-Year-Old Studies Helped Explain Solar Wind," 6 Apr. 2019

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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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bloatedness

bloater

blob

blobber

blobby

Blobel

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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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