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Lob definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LOB, n.
1. A dull, heavy, sluggish person.
2. Something thick and heavy; as in lobworm.
LOB, v.t. To let fall heavily or lazily.
And their poor jades lob down their heads.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc
2: the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc v
1: propel in a high arc; "lob the tennis ball"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: probably of Low German origin; akin to Low German lubbe coarse person Date: 1508 dialect British a dull heavy person ; lout II. verb (lobbed; lobbing) Etymology: lob a loosely hanging object Date: 1599 transitive verb 1. to let hang heavily ; droop 2. to throw, hit, or propel easily or in a high arc 3. to direct (as a question or comment) so as to elicit a response intransitive verb 1. a. to move slowly and heavily b. to move in an arc 2. to hit a tennis ball easily in a high arc III. noun Date: 1851 a soft high-arching shot, throw, or kick

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. (lobbed, lobbing) 1 hit or throw (a ball or missile etc.) slowly or in a high arc. 2 send (an opponent) a lobbed ball. --n. 1 a a ball struck in a high arc. b a stroke producing this result. 2 Cricket a slow underarm ball. Etymology: earlier as noun, prob. f. LG or Du.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lob Lob, n. [W. llob an unwieldy lump, a dull fellow, a blockhead. Cf. Looby, Lubber.] 1. A dull, heavy person. `` Country lobs.'' --Gauden. 2. Something thick and heavy.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lob Lob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lobbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Lobbing.] To let fall heavily or lazily. And their poor jades Lob down their heads. --Shak. To lob a ball (Lawn Tennis), to strike a ball so as to send it up into the air.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lob Lob, n. [Dan. lubbe.] (Zo["o]l.) The European pollock.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lob Lob, v. t. (Mining) See Cob, v. t.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lob Lob, n. The act of lobbing; specif., an (often gentle) stroke which sends a ball up into the air, as in tennis to avoid a player at the net.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pollack Pol"lack, n. [Cf. G. & D. pollack, and Gael. pollag a little pool, a sort of fish.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A marine gadoid food fish of Europe (Pollachius virens). Called also greenfish, greenling, lait, leet, lob, lythe, and whiting pollack. (b) The American pollock; the coalfish.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pollock Pol"lock, n. [See Pollack.] (Zo["o]l.) A marine gadoid fish (Pollachius carbonarius), native both of the European and American coasts. It is allied to the cod, and like it is salted and dried. In England it is called coalfish, lob, podley, podling, pollack, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(lobs, lobbing, lobbed) If you lob something, you throw it so that it goes quite high in the air. Enemy forces lobbed a series of artillery shells onto the city... A group of protesters gathered outside, chanting and lobbing firebombs. VERB: V n prep/adv, V n

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A till in a tradesman's shop. To frisk a lob; to rob a till. See FLASH PANNEY.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Going on the lob; going into a shop to get change for gold, and secreting some of the change.

Moby Thesaurus

boost, bowl, buoy up, cast, cast up, catapult, chuck, chunk, dart, dash, elevate, erect, escalate, fire, fling, flip, fork, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, hurl, hurtle, jerk, jerk up, knock up, lance, launch, let fly, levitate, lift, lift up, loft, pass, peg, pelt, perk up, pitch, pitchfork, put, put the shot, raise, raise up, rear, rear up, rise, serve, set up, shy, sky, sling, snap, stick up, throw, throw up, tilt, toss, up, upbuoy, upcast, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear, upthrow



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