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 New Latin and English scientific terms: object; obligate; oblanceolate.
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)
British Dictionary definitions for Ob (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for Ob (3 of 4)
inverse or inverselyobovate
Word Origin for ob-
from Old French, from Latin ob. In compound words of Latin origin, ob- (and oc-, of-, op-) indicates: to, towards (object); against (oppose); away from (obsolete); before (obstetric); down, over (obtect); for the sake of (obsecrate); and is used as an intensifier (oblong)
British Dictionary definitions for Ob (4 of 4)
(on tombstones) obiit
Word Origin for ob.
(for sense 1) Latin: he (or she) died; (for sense 2) Latin: incidentally; in passing