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Meaning of bob

bob

Pronunciation: (bob), [key]
— n., v., bobbed, bob•bing.
—n.
  1. a short, jerky motion: a bob of the head.
—v.t.
  1. to move quickly down and up: to bob the head.
  2. to indicate with such a motion: to bob a greeting.
—v.i.
  1. to make a jerky motion with the head or body.
  2. to move about with jerky, usually rising and falling motions: The ball bobbed upon the waves.
  3. to emerge or appear, esp. unexpectedly: A familiar face bobbed up in the crowd.

bob

Pronunciation: (bob), [key]
— n., v., bobbed, bob•bing.
—n.
  1. a style of short haircut for women and children.
  2. a docked horse's tail.
  3. a dangling or terminal object, as the weight on a pendulum or a plumb line.
  4. a short, simple line in a verse or song, esp. a short refrain or coda.
    1. a knot of worms, rags, etc., on a string.
    2. a float for a fishing line.
  5. a bobsled or bob skate.
  6. a bunch, cluster, or wad, esp. a small bouquet of flowers.
  7. See
—v.t.
  1. to cut short; dock: They bobbed their hair to be in style.
—v.i.
  1. to try to snatch floating or dangling objects with the teeth: to bob for apples.
  2. to fish with a bob.

bob

Pronunciation: (bob), [key]
— n., v., bobbed, bob•bing.
—n.
  1. a tap; light blow.
  2. a polishing wheel of leather, felt, or the like.
—v.t.
  1. to tap; strike lightly.

bob

Pronunciation: (bob), [key]
— pl. bob.
  1. a shilling.

Bob

Pronunciation: (bob), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name, form of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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