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Bob - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bob' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bob [ n.]
- Anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as, the bob at the end of a kite's tail.
- A knot of worms, or of rags, on a string, used in angling, as for eels; formerly, a worm suitable for bait.
- A small piece of cork or light wood attached to a fishing line to show when a fish is biting; a float.
- The ball or heavy part of a pendulum; also, the ball or weight at the end of a plumb line.
- A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc.
- A short, jerking motion; act of bobbing; as, a bob of the head.
- A working beam.
- A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig.
- A peculiar mode of ringing changes on bells.
- The refrain of a song.
- A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist.
- A jeer or flout; a sharp jest or taunt; a trick.
- A shilling.
- To cause to move in a short, jerking manner; to move (a thing) with a bob.
- To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.
- To cheat; to gain by fraud or cheating; to filch.
- To mock or delude; to cheat.
- To cut short; as, to bob the hair, or a horse's tail.
2 . Bob [ v. i.]
- To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything.
- To angle with a bob. See Bob, n., 2 & 3.

Meaning of 'Bob' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bob [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)
Example in sentence:
  • he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement
2 . bob [ v]
Meaning (2):
- cut hair in the style of a bob
Example in sentence:
  • Bernice bobs her hair these days!
Meaning (3):
- move up and down repeatedly
Example in sentence:
  • her rucksack bobbed gently on her back
Meaning (4):
- make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
Example in sentence:
  • She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand
Meaning (5):
- ride a bobsled
Example in sentence:
  • The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure