glob

noun
\ ˈgläb How to pronounce glob (audio) \

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 How to pronounce globby (audio) \ 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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Robust stands of oak arch over the footpath that’s lined with lupine and globs of russet basalt that confirm the hill’s volcanic origins. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "You'll probably have the summit to yourself on this shady summer hike," 7 June 2019 If such small globs of dark matter can grab onto enough ordinary matter to create stars (and thus galaxies), then simulations start to match observations. Quanta Magazine, "Missing Galaxies? Now There’s Too Many," 9 Jan. 2019 Dessert came in the form of cotton candy globs, which bore a strong resemblance to the puff-ball ballgowns that occupied space in the room. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Candy Boys and Girls Got #CottonCampy at the Annual Pre-Met Party," 6 May 2019 Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance-Free SHOP Apply small dots all over (don’t just take one glob onto your fingertips), then rub them in completely using small circular motions, working from the inside of your face outward. Nicole Catanese, Marie Claire, "5 Ways to Supercharge Your Skincare Products," 10 Dec. 2018 The wet globs feel like Silly Putty stuck in my ears. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Strange Noise-Blocking Plugs That Custom-Fit Your Ears," 19 Oct. 2018 The monstrous glob was the size of 11 double-decker buses and consisted mostly of grease runoff and trash. Lara Korte, WSJ, "Everyone* Pours Bacon Fat Down the Drain, Everyone Lies About It," 8 Aug. 2018 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

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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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glob

noun

English Language Learners Definition of glob

informal : a large, round drop of something soft or wet

glob

noun
\ ˈgläb\

Kids Definition of glob

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

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