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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazelnut, filbert, cobnut, cobnoun

    nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus

  2. cobnoun

    stocky short-legged harness horse

  3. black-backed gull, great black-backed gull, cob, Larus marinusnoun

    white gull having a black back and wings

  4. cobnoun

    adult male swan


  1. cobnoun

    Close Of Business (Day)

    NY office told the LA office to have report e-mailed by COB.

  2. cobnoun

    A male swan.

    NY office told the LA office to have report e-mailed by COB.

  3. cobnoun

    The portion of a corn plant around which the kernels grow.

  4. cobnoun

    a round loaf of bread; a small (4" diameter), round piece of crusty bread (in the English Midlands)

  5. cobnoun

    short for cobnut

  6. cobnoun

    short for cobble or cobblestone

  7. cobnoun

    A building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth, similar to adobe. Also called cobb, rammed earth or pisé.

  8. cobnoun

    a horse having a stout body and short legs

  9. cobnoun

    a gull.

  10. cobverb

    To cut, trim or break into blocks of a convenient size.

  11. cobverb

    To construct using mud blocks or to seal a wall using mud or an artificial equivalent.

  12. cobverb

    (possibly colloquial, N UK) to throw, chuck, lob

  13. COBnoun

    Close of Business, usually referring to a deadline for an office in another time zone.

    NY office told the LA office to have report e-mailed by COB.

  14. COBnoun

    Coordination of Benefits

  15. COBnoun

    Chairman of the Board

  16. COBnoun

    Chip on Board

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cob

    A word often used in the composition of low terms;

    Etymology: corrupted from cop , Sax. kopf, Germ. the head or top.

  2. Cobnoun

    A sort of sea-fowl; called also sea-cob. Philips.


  1. cob

    A "cob" is a short, thick, and sturdy stem or stalk of a plant, typically a corn plant. It is usually used specifically to refer to the central core of an ear of corn on which the kernels grow. In British English, it may also refer to a round loaf of bread or a male swan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cobnoun

    the top or head of anything

  2. Cobnoun

    a leader or chief; a conspicuous person, esp. a rich covetous person

  3. Cobnoun

    the axis on which the kernels of maize or indian corn grow

  4. Cobnoun

    a spider; perhaps from its shape; it being round like a head

  5. Cobnoun

    a young herring

  6. Cobnoun

    a fish; -- also called miller's thumb

  7. Cobnoun

    a short-legged and stout horse, esp. one used for the saddle

  8. Cobnoun

    a sea mew or gull; esp., the black-backed gull (Larus marinus)

  9. Cobnoun

    a lump or piece of anything, usually of a somewhat large size, as of coal, or stone

  10. Cobnoun

    a cobnut; as, Kentish cobs. See Cobnut

  11. Cobnoun

    clay mixed with straw

  12. Cobnoun

    a punishment consisting of blows inflicted on the buttocks with a strap or a flat piece of wood

  13. Cobnoun

    a Spanish coin formerly current in Ireland, worth abiut 4s. 6d

  14. Cobverb

    to strike

  15. Cobverb

    to break into small pieces, as ore, so as to sort out its better portions

  16. Cobverb

    to punish by striking on the buttocks with a strap, a flat piece of wood, or the like

  17. Etymology: [Cf. AS. cop, copp, head, top, D. kop, G. kopf, kuppe, LL. cuppa cup (cf. E. brainpan), and also W. cob tuft, spider, cop, copa, top, summit, cobio to thump. Cf. Cop top, Cup, n.]


  1. Cob

    Cob, cobb or clom is a building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth, similar to adobe. Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity, and inexpensive. It can be used to create artistic, sculptural forms and has been revived in recent years by the natural building and sustainability movements.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cob

    kob, n. a head of maize: a short-legged strong horse for heavy weights: a male swan—also Cob′-swan.—ns. Cob′loaf, a large loaf: (Shak.) an expression of contempt; Cob′nut, a large variety of the hazel-nut: a game played by children with nuts. [Prob. conn. with Cop.]

  2. Cob

    kob, n. a kind of composition of clay and straw for building.—n. Cob′-wall, a wall built of this.

  3. Cob

    kob, v.t. to strike, to thump the buttocks.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cob

    A young herring. Also, a sea-gull. Also, a sort of short break-water--so called in our early statutes: such was that which forms the harbour of Lyme Regis, originally composed of piles and timber, lined with heaps of rock; but now constructed of stone compacted with cement.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. COB

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cob is ranked #148347 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cob surname appeared 111 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cob.

    55.8% or 62 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    29.7% or 33 total occurrences were White.
    9.9% or 11 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of COB in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of COB in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of COB in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Vinicius Freire:

    This is the best four-year period in Brazilian Olympic history, today the COB is working with around 17 sports (that offer) potential results in 2016 in order to get a podium finish in around 13 of them.

  2. Marcia Andreychuk:

    I am attracted to the quirky, who wouldn’t want corn cob curtains?

  3. Jessica Formicola from Savory Experiments:

    There is nothing more satisfying than fresh summer corn. For this recipe, feel free to use leftover corn on the cob or cook some up specifically for the occasion, it takes all the delicious flavors of Mexican Street corn and combines them in a dip perfect for parties and potlucks.

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