obs

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See also: Obs

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • obs. (especially in the sense "obsolete")

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

obs

  1. Abbreviation of obsolete (as a gloss for words in dictionaries)
  2. Abbreviation of observed

Noun[edit]

obs pl (plural only)

  1. (medicine) Observation(s) (blood pressure, temperature, etc).

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

obs (uncountable)

  1. (slang) police observation
    Synonym: obbo
    • 2017, Jimmy Donnelly, Jimmy The Weed: Inside the Quality Street Gang
      But I now knew I was under obs by the Gardai as well as by GMP.
    • 2018, Paige Elizabeth Turner, Clock Face of Ills
      Had you under obs for three weeks.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

obs

  1. plural of ob

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔps/
  • Hyphenation: obs

Etymology 1[edit]

ob +‎ es

Contraction[edit]

obs

  1. Contraction of ob es.
    • 1843, Brothers Grimm, “Fundevogel”, in Kinder- und Haus-Märchen, Band 1[1], 5th edition, page 298:
      Es war einmal ein Förster, der gieng in den Wald auf die Jagd, und wie er in den Wald kam, hörte er schreien, als obs ein kleines Kind wäre, und gieng dem Schreien nach, da sah er endlich einen hohen Baum, und oben darauf saß ein kleines Kind.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

obs

  1. Imperative singular of obsen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of obsen.

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

obs

  1. Abbreviation of observera (nota bene).

Anagrams[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

obs

  1. we (first-person plural, nominative) (nominative plural of ob)