- a river in the W Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NW to the Gulf of Ob. 2500 miles (4025 km) long.
- Gulf of, an inlet of the Arctic Ocean. About 500 miles (800 km) long.
- he died; she died.
Origin of ob.1
Origin of ob.2
- a prefix meaning “toward,” “to,” “on,” “over,” “against,” originally occurring in loanwords from Latin, but now used also, with the sense of “reversely,” “inversely,” to form Neo-Latin and English scientific terms: object; obligate; oblanceolate.
Origin of ob-
- opening of books.
- ordered back.
Examples from the Web for ob
To be extra careful, Jones and Kau visited an OB practice several times during the pregnancy.Home Birth: Increasingly Popular, But Dangerous
June 25, 2012
Who ob all dis congregation is gwine next to lie ded-e-de-dah?Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Tink, saar, ob David a-cuttin' off Goliah's head wid a pen, saar!The Universal Reciter
Yas, sar, allers; I nussed him, and den de chil'ren—all ob 'em.Among the Pines
James R. Gilmore
She say dat South Callina does de most ob de fightin' 'n' de bes' ob it, too!The Long Roll
Dey ced dey could wip two ob you, but I guess one ob you could wip two ob dem.The Citizen-Soldier
- a river in N central Russia, formed at Bisk by the confluence of the Biya and Katun Rivers and flowing generally north to the Gulf of Ob (an inlet of the Arctic Ocean): one of the largest rivers in the world, with a drainage basin of about 2 930 000 sq km (1 131 000 sq miles). Length: 3682 km (2287 miles)
- Old Boy
- outside broadcast
- inverse or inverselyobovate
- (on tombstones) obiit
Word Origin and History for ob
prefix meaning "toward, against, across, down," also used as an intensive, from Latin ob "toward, to, over against, in the way of, by reason of, about, before, in front of," from PIE root *epi, also *opi "near, against" (see epi-).