What does BOB mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. British shilling, shilling, bob(noun)

    a former monetary unit in Great Britain

  2. bob(noun)

    a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around

  3. bobsled, bobsleigh, bob(noun)

    a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism

  4. bob(noun)

    a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string

  5. bob, bobber, cork, bobfloat(noun)

    a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line

  6. bobtail, bob, dock(noun)

    a short or shortened tail of certain animals

  7. bob(verb)

    a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)

    "he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement"

  8. bob(verb)

    move up and down repeatedly

    "her rucksack bobbed gently on her back"

  9. bobsled, bob(verb)

    ride a bobsled

    "The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure"

  10. dock, tail, bob(verb)

    remove or shorten the tail of an animal

  11. curtsy, bob(verb)

    make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect

    "She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand"

  12. bob(verb)

    cut hair in the style of a bob

    "Bernice bobs her hair these days!"

Wiktionary

  1. bob(Noun)

    A bobbing motion.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  2. bob(Noun)

    A bobber.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  3. bob

    A curtsy.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  4. bob(Verb)

    To move gently and vertically, in either a single motion or repeatedly up and down, at or near the surface of a body of water.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  5. bob(Verb)

    To move (something) as though it were bobbing in water.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  6. bob

    To curtsy.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  7. bob(Noun)

    A bob haircut.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  8. bob(Noun)

    The dangling mass of a pendulum or plumb line.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  9. bob

    The docked tail of a horse.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  10. bob

    A short line ending a stanza of a poem.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  11. bob

    The short runner of a sled.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  12. bob(Verb)

    To cut (hair) into a bob haircut.

    I got my hair bobbed. How do you like it?

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  13. bob(Verb)

    To shorten by cutting; to dock; to crop

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  14. bob

    Short form of bobsleigh

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  15. bob(Noun)

    A shilling.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  16. bob(Noun)

    An unspecified amount of money.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  17. bob(Noun)

    A graphical element, resembling a hardware sprite, that can be blitted around the screen in large numbers.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  18. Bob(ProperNoun)

    In various fields such as cryptography and physics, a conventional name for the person or system that receives a message from another person or system conventionally known as Alice.

    Etymology: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

  19. Bob(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name Robert.

    Etymology: Probably from a medieval hypocorism of Rob.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bob(noun)

    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

  2. Bob(noun)

    a knot of worms, or of rags, on a string, used in angling, as for eels; formerly, a worm suitable for bait

  3. Bob(noun)

    a small piece of cork or light wood attached to a fishing line to show when a fish is biting; a float

  4. Bob(noun)

    the ball or heavy part of a pendulum; also, the ball or weight at the end of a plumb line

  5. Bob(noun)

    a small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc

  6. Bob(noun)

    a short, jerking motion; act of bobbing; as, a bob of the head

  7. Bob(noun)

    a working beam

  8. Bob(noun)

    a knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig

  9. Bob(noun)

    a peculiar mode of ringing changes on bells

  10. Bob(noun)

    the refrain of a song

  11. Bob(noun)

    a blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist

  12. Bob(noun)

    a jeer or flout; a sharp jest or taunt; a trick

  13. Bob(noun)

    a shilling

  14. Bob(noun)

    to cause to move in a short, jerking manner; to move (a thing) with a bob

  15. Bob(noun)

    to strike with a quick, light blow; to tap

  16. Bob(noun)

    to cheat; to gain by fraud or cheating; to filch

  17. Bob(noun)

    to mock or delude; to cheat

  18. Bob(noun)

    to cut short; as, to bob the hair, or a horse's tail

  19. Bob(verb)

    to have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything

  20. Bob(verb)

    to angle with a bob. See Bob, n., 2 & 3

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bob

    bob, v.i. to move quickly up and down, to dangle: to fish with a bob.—v.t. to move in a short, jerking manner:—pr.p. bob′bing; pa.p. bobbed.—n. a short jerking motion: a slight blow: anything that moves with a bob or swing: a pendant: a knot of hair, as in Bob′-wig, one with the ends turned up into short curls: a bunch of lobworms, used in catching eels: any small roundish body: the refrain or burden of a song: a term in bell-ringing—a Bob minor is rung upon six bells; a Bob major on eight; a Bob royal on ten; a Bob maximus on twelve.—adj. Bob′bish, in good spirits.—n. Bob′ble, the movement of water in commotion. [Perh. Celt., Gael. baban, babag.]

  2. Bob

    bob, n. (slang) a shilling. [Hardly the O. Fr. bobe = 1½d.]

  3. Bob

    bob, Bobby, bob′i, n. a shortened familiar form of Robert: a familiar name for a policeman—from Sir Robert Peel, Home Secretary at the passing of the Metropolitan Police Act of 1828.—n. Light′-bob, a soldier of the light infantry.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. bob

    At Demon Internet, all tech support personnel are called “Bob”. (Female support personnel have an option on “Bobette”). This has nothing to do with Bob the divine drilling-equipment salesman of the Church of the SubGenius. Nor is it acronymized from “Brother Of BOFH”, though all parties agree it could have been. Rather, it was triggered by an unusually large draft of new tech-support people in 1995. It was observed that there would be much duplication of names. To ease the confusion, it was decided that all support techs would henceforth be known as “Bob”, and identity badges were created labelled “Bob 1” and “Bob 2”. (“No, we never got any further” reports a witness).The reason for “Bob” rather than anything else is due to a luser calling and asking to speak to “Bob”, despite the fact that no “Bob” was currently working for Tech Support. Since we all know “the customer is always right”, it was decided that there had to be at least one “Bob” on duty at all times, just in case.This sillyness snowballed inexorably. Shift leaders and managers began to refer to their groups of “bobs”. Whole ranks of support machines were set up (and still exist in the DNS as of 1999) as bob1 through bobN. Then came alt.tech-support.recovery, and it was filled with Demon support personnel. They all referred to themselves, and to others, as “bob”, and after a while it caught on. There is now a Bob Code describing the Bob nature.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bob

    A knot of worms on a string, used in fishing for eels; also colloquially, it means a berth.--Shift your bob, to move about, to dodge, to fish.--Bear a bob, make haste, be brisk.

  2. bob

    The ball or balance-weight of a clock's pendulum; the weight attached to the plumb-line.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOB' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2676

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOB' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1755

How to pronounce BOB?

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How to say BOB in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOB in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOB in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of BOB in a Sentence

  1. Ted Cruz:

    There is an incredible divide between Washington and the rest of the country when it comes to Bob Mueller and the Russia investigation.

  2. California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff:

    I'm not sure that Robert Mueller team's germane, for example, for the judge to be asking how much Bob Mueller has spent on the investigation, robert Mueller team's appropriate to ask about the scope of what Bob Mueller is doing, but Bob Mueller is well within the scope of Bob Mueller jurisdiction in charging Paul Manafort and( former national security adviser Michael) Flynn and the others.

  3. Hakeem Jeffries:

    Bob Mueller has work to do, bob Mueller has to complete Bob Mueller investigation, report to the Department of Justice and allow Congress and the American people to then process those findings before deciding how to proceed. Impeachment is premature at this moment.

  4. Ann Dowling:

    All are agreed that this has been a very good year for Bob and the team.

  5. Michael Zinberg:

    At the end of season 5, there was a script in which Emily gets pregnant, bob calls me and says, ‘ I just read the script. ’ And I say, ‘ Good. ’ He says, ‘ Yeah, it’s very funny. ’ I say, ‘ I ’m glad you like it. ’ He said, ‘ Who’s going to play Bob ? ’ It was his gentle way of telling me we’re not doing that show.

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Translations for BOB

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  • تمايلArabic
  • клатя се, подскачам, подстригвам късо, припев, подскачане, подрязана опашкаBulgarian
  • BobGerman
  • ballotterFrench
  • pesoItalian
  • בובHebrew
  • ボブJapanese
  • BobLatin
  • mārangarangaMāori
  • wiegen, golven, deinenDutch
  • bobNorwegian
  • prumoPortuguese
  • bobRomanian
  • по́лоз, вы́нырнуть, рефре́н, подска́кивание, карэ́, подпры́гнуть, подпры́гивать, [[купи́рованный]] [[хвост]], подскочи́ть, подпры́гивание, отве́с, подска́кивать, выны́ривать, припе́в, кача́тьсяRussian
  • guppaSwedish
  • באָבYiddish
  • 鲍勃Chinese

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    • A. elation
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    • C. abandon
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