\ˈgläb \

Definition of glob 

1 : a small drop : blob

2 : a usually large and rounded mass

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Other Words from glob

globby \ˈglä-bē \ adjective

Examples of glob in a Sentence

A glob of ice cream was stuck to his mustache. found a glob of chewing gum under my theater seat

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There was a massive on-site crawfish boil, served with corn and generous globs of butter, as well jambalaya and beer—an appropriately decadent feast for a pre-Mardi Gras party. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Recap: Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' Goes to Cajun Country," 18 June 2018 Thoughtful Touches Gone are the days of slathering on globs of oil and laying out to catch rays—this is a party for adults, after all. ELLE Decor, "Now *This* Is How You Throw a Grown-Up Pool Party," 6 July 2018 Carlos Santana uses so much pine tar on his bat that a glob of the sticky stuff often winds up on his shoulder. Scott Lauber,, "Nationals series shows why Phillies can't stand pat before trade deadline | Extra Innings," 25 June 2018 Otherwise, you’ll be met with a watery mess followed by some gunky globs. Lacy Schley, Discover Magazine, "That Word You Heard: Thixotropic," 15 June 2018 Whereas Kilauea, a shield volcano, is characterized by large globs of slow-moving lava inching out of fissures, Fuego, a stratovolcano, is prone to spewing fast-moving flows of ash, lava, and mud. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Why Guatemala's Volcano Is Deadlier Than Hawaii's," 4 June 2018 Thick globs of blood and tangles of tissue dropped out of me, staining my inner thighs and clothing. Angela Garbes,, "I Had a Miscarriage at 30 and 35—and Each One Felt Wildly Different," 29 May 2018 In 2017, scientists identified one such glob in Indonesia as a Baleen whale, reported Global News. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Mysterious hairy 'globster' washes up on a beach. It's being called an omen of doom. | Charlotte Observer," 13 May 2018 Kathryn Wirsing Then there's the light-handedness cushion compacts inherently enforce: Not a lot comes out, so you're compelled to tap-blend on a thin layer and evaluate instead of dispensing a Lake Michigan-size glob. Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "Cushion Compacts: The Futuristic Packaging That Changes *Everything* About How You Apply Makeup," 12 May 2015

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First Known Use of glob

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for glob

perhaps blend of globe and blob

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The first known use of glob was in 1900

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English Language Learners Definition of glob

: a large, round drop of something soft or wet



Kids Definition of glob

: a roundish drop of something soft or wet a glob of whipped cream

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