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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hobbit(noun)

    an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet; invented by J.R.R. Tolkien


  1. hobbit(Noun)

    A fictional race of small humanoids with shaggy hair and hairy feet.

  2. hobbit(Noun)

    A member of any race of small humans or hominids.

  3. hobbit(Noun)

    A Welsh unit of weight, equal to four Welsh pecks, or 168 pounds


  1. Hobbit

    Hobbits are a fictional diminutive humanoid race who inhabit the lands of Middle-earth in J. R. R. Tolkien's fiction. Hobbits first appeared in the novel The Hobbit, in which the main protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, is the titular hobbit. The novel The Lord of the Rings includes more Hobbits as major characters, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck, as well as several other minor hobbit characters. Hobbits are also briefly mentioned in The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. According to the author in the prologue to The Lord of the Rings, Hobbits are "relatives" of the race of Men. Elsewhere Tolkien describes Hobbits as a "variety" or separate "branch" of humans. Within the story, Hobbits and other races seem aware of the similarities. However, within the story, Hobbits considered themselves a separate people. At the time of the events in The Lord of the Rings, Hobbits lived in the Shire and in Bree in the north west of Middle-earth, though by the end, some had moved out to the Tower Hills and to Gondor and Rohan.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hobbit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hobbit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. J. R .R. Tolkien:

    I am in fact a Hobbit, in all but size.

  2. Rory Bruer:

    It was bold to go into this territory with ‘ Night at the Museum ’ and ‘ The Hobbit, ’ but there’s something special about ‘ Annie,' we knew the picture itself would be the best marketing told and we think that the word-of-mouth is going to spread.

  3. Paul Dergarabedian:

    Awareness is through the roof, people went out to the theaters and made an event out of it. They're going to be talking about this for a long time. That's a very interesting and unusual phenomenon that's usually reserved for films like 'The Hobbit' or 'Star Wars.'.

  4. Peter Jackson:

    Every time you make a movie it's like going to film school, so if I make a' Tintin' film next year or the year after it will be a different movie to what I would have made before' The Hobbit', the best films of any director's career should be the ones just when he's old enough to be old but before he gets a little bit vague.

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