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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blobverb

    an indistinct shapeless form

  2. spot, fleck, blob, blotverb

    make a spot or mark onto

    "The wine spotted the tablecloth"


  1. blobnoun

    A shapeless or amorphous mass; a vague shape or amount, especially of a liquid or semisolid substance; a clump, group or collection that lacks definite shape.

    I've added a BLOB so that we can store pictures.

  2. blobnoun

    In astronomy, a large cloud of gas. In particular, an extended Lyman-Alpha blob is a huge body of gas that may be the precursor to a galaxy.

  3. blobnoun

    A bubble, a bleb.

  4. blobnoun

    A small freshwater fish (Uranidea richardsoni); the miller's thumb.

  5. BLOBnoun

    Binary large object; a data type that allows storage of binary data often of indeterminate length.

    I've added a BLOB so that we can store pictures.

  6. Etymology: Possibly formed through mimesis, similarly to bleb and blubber.


  1. blob

    A blob generally refers to a shapeless mass or collection of a particular kind of substance or material. It is often characterized by its lack of definite shape or clear edges. It can refer to a spot or blotch of color, a formless piece of something, or a section of digital data in computer terms. The term "blob" is an informal word, often used in various contexts to describe something that does not have a specific or regular shape or structure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blobnoun

    something blunt and round; a small drop or lump of something viscid or thick; a drop; a bubble; a blister

  2. Blobnoun

    a small fresh-water fish (Uranidea Richardsoni); the miller's thumb


  1. Blob

    The Blob is a Marvel Comics supervillain, an adversary of the X-Men. A mutant originally depicted as an obese circus freak, the Blob claims to be immovable. He possesses an extreme amount of pliable body mass, which grants him superhuman strength and his own gravitational pull. Possessing the mindset of a bully, he mostly uses his powers for petty crime and as a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants and Freedom Force. He is one of the most prominent, long-running mutants to be depowered as a result of the Decimation storyline. The Blob appears in the 2009 superhero film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he is played by actor Kevin Durand.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blob

    blob, n. a drop of liquid: anything soft and round, like a gooseberry: a round spot. [Imit.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. BLOB

    1. n. [acronym: Binary Large OBject] Used by database people to refer to any random large block of bits that needs to be stored in a database, such as a picture or sound file. The essential point about a BLOB is that it's an object that cannot be interpreted within the database itself. 2. v. To mailbomb someone by sending a BLOB to him/her; esp. used as a mild threat. “If that program crashes again, I'm going to BLOB the core dump to you.”

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  1. BLOB

    What does BLOB stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the BLOB acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blob in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blob in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of blob in a Sentence

  1. David Axelrod:

    This is so broad in its scope, there are so many elements, that it doesn't really have an identity other than its price tag, it becomes a big blob... a plaid jacket.

  2. Kyle Clem:

    So this thing started in the central tropical South Pacific, get some warming, the pattern continues for 40 years -- then you just have added heat being pumped into it from increasing greenhouse gases, that's what has allowed the Blob to reach such extreme rates of warming... which is why we're seeing a drought that is so unprecedented.

  3. James Grundvig:

    That is not the kind of mistake van Gogh would make, the blue blob is very egregious. Van Gogh never did a blue blob.

  4. Joe Kent:

    My sights were on ‘ the blob, ’ i started speaking out in support of what President Trump was doing in the war on terror.

  5. Anthony Walsh:

    The brain is a tremendously complicated organ, and we know, perhaps, maybe, 10 % of what we should know, god almighty, all of this stuff taking place in a 3-pound little blob of Jell-O. It's just amazing.

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