verb (used with object), lobbed, lob·bing.
verb (used without object), lobbed, lob·bing.
- loaves and fishes,
- lobachevsky, nikolai ivanovich,
- lobar pneumonia
Origin of lob1
Examples from the Web for lob
Staring at a midterm catastrophe, the Democrats lob increasingly desperate charges.Democrats' Midterm Wish: The Government Shutdown That Won't Happen|Ron Christie|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lob may have a long history, but it's also having a moment.Goodbye Pixie Cut, Hello Lob: The Haircut Taking Over Hollywood|Erin Cunningham|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Walters took the opportunity to lob some off-the-cuff softball questions.Barbara Walters’s Final ‘The View’: A Tearful Farewell Befitting an Icon|Kevin Fallon|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, I lay low on holidays since the bad guys tend to lob rockets to help us celebrate.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins|Nick Willard|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That would make the $40 million in salaries owed each year to the Lob City Duo enough to put the Clippers deep into the red.How to Rescue the Clippers From Donald Sterling’s Racist Clutches|Jesse Lawrence|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Passed two Pagodas, each of nine stories, and made a romantic cut-off, via Lob Creek.Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas|W. Hastings Macaulay
A dozen tales of such were rife, and folks were more amused than amazed by Lob Lie-by-the-fire's next prank.Tales from Many Sources|Various
Remember that, with a cold in your head, you will have to say to her: 'I lob you, be darling.Her Royal Highness Woman|Max O'Rell
This stroke resembles a "lob," and should be so placed as to obviate the chance of punishment.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2|Various
Kolwah is a well-cultivated district lying to the south of the river, which in its upper course is known as the Lob.The Gates of India|Thomas Holdich
verb lobs, lobbing or lobbed
Word Origin for lob
Word Origin for lob
"send up in a slow, high arc," 1824 (implied in lobbing), but the word existed 16c. in various senses suggesting heavy, pendant, or floppy things, and probably is ultimately from an unrecorded Old English word; cf. East Frisian lobbe "hanging lump of flesh," Dutch lob "hanging lip, ruffle, hanging sleeve," Danish lobbes "clown, bumpkin." Related: Lobbed; lobbing. The noun in this sense is from 1875, from the verb.
a word of widespread application to lumpish things, probably in Old English. Cf. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German lobbe, Old Norse lubba. From late 13c. as a surname; meaning "pollack" is from early 14c.; that of "lazy lout" is from late 14c.