lob

noun (1)
\ˈläb \

Definition of lob 

(Entry 1 of 4)

dialectal British

: a dull heavy person : lout

lob

verb
lobbed; lobbing

Definition of lob (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to let hang heavily : droop

2 : to throw, hit, or propel easily or in a high arc

3 : to direct (something, such as a question or comment) so as to elicit a response

intransitive verb

1a : to move slowly and heavily

b : to move in an arc

2 : to hit a tennis ball easily in a high arc

lob

noun (2)

Definition of lob (Entry 3 of 4)

: a soft high-arching shot, throw, or kick

variants: or lobo-

Definition of lob- (Entry 4 of 4)

: lobe lobar lobotomy

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Examples of lob in a Sentence

Verb

She lobbed a throw to the pitcher. The soldier lobbed a grenade into the bunker. He lobbed the ball over his opponent's head.
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First Known Use of lob

Noun (1)

1508, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1599, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (2)

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lob

Noun (1)

probably of Low German origin; akin to Low German lubbe coarse person

Verb

lob a loosely hanging object

Combining form

lobe

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The first known use of lob was in 1508

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More Definitions for lob

lob

verb

English Language Learners Definition of lob

: to hit, throw, or kick (something, such as a ball) so that it goes through the air in a high curving path

lob

verb
\ˈläb \
lobbed; lobbing

Kids Definition of lob

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to send (as a ball) in a high arc by hitting or throwing easily

lob

noun

Kids Definition of lob (Entry 2 of 2)

: an act of throwing or hitting (as a ball) in a high arc

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