- a globule of liquid; bubble.
- a small lump, drop, splotch, or daub: A blob of paint marred the surface.
- an object, especially a large one, having no distinct shape or definition: a blob on the horizon.
- a dull, slow-witted, and uninteresting person.
- to mark or splotch with blobs.
Origin of blob
Related Words for blobsplotch, droplet, glob, blotch, bead, blot, dab, splash, daub, globule, ball, bubble, dot
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The operator manipulated the controls and the blob began to overtake the dot.The Leech
"I wish I didn't have such a blob of a nose," she said ruefully.Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman
Emma Speed Sampson
The heart of one was a blob of mud, which gave off a most baleful vapour.Tropic Days
E. J. Banfield
It was half-past eight by the church clock, the face of which was a blob of brightness.Meg's Friend
Alice Abigail Corkran
He couldn't reach Casker, on the other side of the gigantic sphere of blob.One Man's Poison
- a soft mass or drop, as of some viscous liquid
- a spot, dab, or blotch of colour, ink, etc
- a indistinct or shapeless form or object
- a slang word for condom
- (tr) to put blobs, as of ink or paint, on
Word Origin for blob
"drop, globule," 1725, from a verb meaning "to make or mark with blobs" (early 15c.), perhaps related to bubble. The same word was used 16c. in a sense "bubble, blister."