bob
Pronunciation Verb

bob (bobs, present participle bobbing; past and past participle bobbed)

  1. (intransitive) To move gently and vertically, in either a single motion or repeatedly up and down, at or near the surface of a body of water, or similar medium.
    The cork bobbed gently in the calm water.
    The ball, which we had thought lost, suddenly bobbed up out of the water.
    The flowers were bobbing in the wind.
  2. (transitive) To move (something) as though it were bobbing in water.
    I bobbed my head under water and saw the goldfish.
    bob one's head (= to nod)
  3. To curtsy.
  4. To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.
    • He was suddenly bobbed on the face by the servants.
Translations Translations
  • Italian: sballottare
  • Russian: подпры́гивать
Noun

bob (plural bobs)

  1. A bobbing motion; a quick up and down movement.
    a bob of the head
  2. A curtsy.
  3. A bobber.
    • Or yellow bobs turn'd up before the plough / Are chiefest baits, with cork and lead enough.
  4. Any of various hesperiid butterflies.
Translations
  • Italian: sballottio
  • Russian: подска́кивание
Noun

bob (plural bobs)

  1. A bob haircut.
  2. Any round object attached loosely to a flexible line, a rod, a body part etc., so that it may swing when hanging from it
    • 1773, Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
      Ecod! I have got them. Here they are. My cousin Con's necklaces, bobs and all.
  3. The dangling mass of a pendulum or plumb line.
  4. The docked tail of a horse.
  5. A short line ending a stanza of a poem.
  6. The short runner of a sled.
  7. A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc.
  8. A working beam in a steam engine.
  9. A particular style of ringing changes on bells.
  10. A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist.
  11. (obsolete) A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig.
    • A plain brown bob he wore.
  12. (obsolete) The refrain of a song.
    • To bed, to bed, will be the bob of the song.
  13. (obsolete) A jeer; a sharp jest or taunt.
    • c. 1598–1600, William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene 7], line 53-55:
      He that a fool doth very wisely hit,
      Doth very foolishly, although he smart,
      Not to seem senseless of the bob.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: отве́с
Translations
  • Russian: купи́рованный хвост
Translations
  • Russian: припе́в
Translations
  • Russian: по́лоз
Verb

bob (bobs, present participle bobbing; past and past participle bobbed)

  1. (transitive) To cut (hair) into a bob haircut.
    I got my hair bobbed. How do you like it?
  2. (transitive) To shorten by cutting; to dock; to crop
  3. Short form of bobsleigh
Noun

bob (plural bob)

  1. (Kenya, slang ; UK & Australia, historical, dated slang) A shilling.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[[Episode 12: The Cyclops]]”, in Ulysses, Paris: Shakespeare & Co.; Sylvia Beach, OCLC 560090630 ↗; republished London: Published for the Egoist Press, London by John Rodker, Paris, October 1922, OCLC 2297483 ↗:
      One of the bottlenosed fraternity it was went by the name of James Wought alias Saphiro alias Spark and Spiro, put an ad in the papers saying he'd give a passage to Canada for twenty bob.
      1933, George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, xxix
      ‘’Ere y’are, the best rig-out you ever ’ad. A tosheroon [half a crown] for the coat, two ’ogs for the trousers, one and a tanner for the boots, and a ’og for the cap and scarf. That’s seven bob.’
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XVII
      […] there was a sound of barking and a great hefty dog of the Hound of the Baskervilles type came galloping at me, obviously intent on mayhem, [... and] I was just commending my soul to God and thinking that this was where my new flannel trousers got about thirty bobs' worth of value bitten out of them […]
    I could have saved myself a few bob buying it somewhere else.
  2. (Australia, dated slang) A 10-cent coin.
  3. (slang) An unspecified amount of money.
    • Spot me a few bob, Robert.
Noun

bob (plural bobs)

  1. Abbreviation of shishkabob#English|shishkabob.
Noun

bob (plural bobs)

  1. (computer graphics, demoscene) A graphical element, resembling a hardware sprite, that can be blitted around the screen in large numbers.
    • 1995, "John Girvin", Blitting bobs (on Internet newsgroup comp.sys.amiga.programmer)
      IMHO, youd [sic] be better doing other things with the CPU and letting the blitter draw bobs, esp on a machine with fast ram.
    • 2002, "demoeffects", Demotized 0.0.1 - A collection of demo effects from the early days of the demo scene. (on Internet newsgroup fm.announce)
      Changes: This release adds 2 new effects (bobs and unlimited bobs), has a GFX directory for sharing graphics, adds utility functions to the common code...

BOB
Noun

bob (plural bobs)

  1. (humorous) Vibrator (device designed to stimulate a woman's genitals).
Adjective

bob (not comparable)

  1. (philately) Back-of-the-book; denoting those stamps in a catalogue that are not used for the payment of regular postage fees, and are displayed separately in the catalogue after that listing; the division between these two groups varies with the publisher.

Bob
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: bŏb, IPA: /bɒb/
  • (America) enPR bäb, IPA: /bɑb/, /bɔb/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name.
  2. (cryptography, physics) The person or system receiving a message or signal from a source conventionally known as Alice.
    • 2003, Matt Bishop, Computer Security: Art and Science, Addison-Wesley Professional (ISBN 9780201440997), page gbooks pfdBiJNfWdMC:
      The key that Alice and Bob are to share cannot be transmitted in the clear. Either it must be enciphered when sent, or Alice and Bob must derive it without an exhange of data from which the key can be derived.
Synonyms
  • Party B (placeholder)
Translations
  • Russian: Боб
  • Spanish: Beto
Translations
  • Portuguese: Bob
Noun

bob (plural bobs)

  1. A generic male person.
Synonyms


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