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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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 The blob is split in two equal parts and sent along two different paths to meet up again. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Einstein’s equivalence principle updated with a dash of quantum," 14 Aug. 2018 Take just about any cell, find the nucleus, then look inside it for a dark, little blob. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live," 20 May 2018 Scoop the batter in about 6 large blobs over the peaches. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Food52.com writer Kristen Miglore’s book ‘Genius Desserts’ includes several sweet Seattle specialties," 27 Nov. 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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bloatedness

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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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