lob

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lob (third-person singular simple present lobs, present participle lobbing, simple past and past participle lobbed)

  1. To throw or hit a ball into the air in a high arch.
    The guard lobbed a pass just over the defender.
    The tennis player lobbed the ball, which was a costly mistake.
  2. (colloquial) To throw.
  3. (colloquial) To put, place
    Lob it in the pot.
  4. (sports) To hit, kick, or throw a ball over another player in a game.
    • 2011 January 15, Nabil Hassan, “Wigan 1 - 1 Fulham”, BBC:
      Wigan took the lead when Hugo Rodallega lobbed David Stockdale from close range having earlier headed against the post.
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To let fall heavily or lazily.
    • Shakespeare
      And their poor jades / Lob down their heads.
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Noun[edit]

lob (plural lobs)

  1. (ball sports) A pass or stroke which arches high into the air.
    The guard launched a desperate lob over the outstretched arms of the defender.
    • 2011 February 12, Nabil Hassan, “Blackburn 0 - 0 Newcastle”, BBC:
      Peter Lovenkrands went close for the Magpies, hitting the bar with a fine lob after he had been played in by the excellent Jose Enrique on the left.
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Welsh

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lob (plural lobs)

  1. a lump
    • 1875, M.L. Kenny, The fortunes of Maurice Cronin[1], page 126:
      And, moreover, I had no sooner set my eyes on the keys, than I remembered where there was a lob of money lying in Purcell's safe, that I --
  2. (obsolete) a country bumpkin, clown
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Danish lubbe.

Noun[edit]

lob (plural lobs)

  1. A fish, the European pollock.

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

lob (third-person singular simple present lobs, present participle lobbing, simple past and past participle lobbed)

  1. (mining) To cob (chip off unwanted pieces of stone).

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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From Ancient Greek

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lob f, m (plural lobben, diminutive lobbetje n)

  1. (anatomy, botany) a lobe or a lobule
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From English

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lob m (plural lobs, diminutive lobje n)

  1. a lob (of a ball)
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lob

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lobben
  2. imperative of lobben

French[edit]

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From English

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lob m (plural lobs)

  1. (tennis) lob

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Italian[edit]

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From English

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lob m (invariable)

  1. lob (in ball games)

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Lojban[edit]

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lob

  1. rafsi of lojbo.

Old High German[edit]

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From Proto-Germanic *lubą.

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lob n

  1. praise

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