What does lob mean?

Definitions for lob
lɒblob

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lob.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lobnoun

    an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc

  2. lobverb

    the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc

  3. lobverb

    propel in a high arc

    "lob the tennis ball"

GCIDE

  1. Lobverb

    to propel (relatively slowly) in a high arcing trajectory; as, to lob a grenade at the enemy.

Wiktionary

  1. lobnoun

    (ball sports) A pass or stroke which arches high into the air.

    The guard launched a desperate lob over the outstretched arms of the defender.

  2. lobverb

    To throw or hit a ball into the air in a high arch.

  3. lobverb

    To throw.

  4. lob

    To put, place

    Lob it in the pot.

  5. lob

    To hit, kick, or throw a ball over another player in a game.

  6. lobnoun

    a lump

  7. lobnoun

    a country bumpkin, clown

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lobnoun

    a dull, heavy person

    Etymology: [W. llob an unwieldy lump, a dull fellow, a blockhead. Cf. Looby, Lubber.]

  2. Lobnoun

    something thick and heavy

    Etymology: [W. llob an unwieldy lump, a dull fellow, a blockhead. Cf. Looby, Lubber.]

  3. Lobverb

    to let fall heavily or lazily

    Etymology: [W. llob an unwieldy lump, a dull fellow, a blockhead. Cf. Looby, Lubber.]

  4. Lobverb

    see Cob, v. t

    Etymology: [W. llob an unwieldy lump, a dull fellow, a blockhead. Cf. Looby, Lubber.]

  5. Lobnoun

    the European pollock

    Etymology: [W. llob an unwieldy lump, a dull fellow, a blockhead. Cf. Looby, Lubber.]

Freebase

  1. Lob

    A lob in tennis is hitting the ball high and deep into the opponent's court. It can be used as an offensive or defensive weapon depending on the situation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lob

    lob, n. a clumsy person, the last in a race: a lobworm: the coal-fish: at cricket, a long slow ball: something thick and heavy.—v.t. to throw gently, slowly, or with underhand delivery: at lawn-tennis, to strike the ball high over an opponent's head into the end of the court: to hang wearily down.—n. Lobs′pound, a prison.—Lob lie by the fire, Milton's lubber-fiend, a brownie who works by night for his bowl of cream. [W. llob; cf. Lubber.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lob

    A sluggish booby; whence lubber. Also, that part of a tree where it first divides into branches.

Suggested Resources

  1. LOB

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

Matched Categories

How to pronounce lob?

How to say lob in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lob in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lob in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of lob in a Sentence

  1. Feliciano Lopez:

    I'm living the dream, it's a very special moment. Rafa hit an unbelievable lob when we were down in the break 6-4. We are really happy and have a great opportunity to hold this trophy tomorrow.

Images & Illustrations of lob

  1. lobloblobloblob

Popularity rank by frequency of use

lob#10000#15848#100000

Translations for lob

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for lob »

Translation

Find a translation for the lob definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these lob definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "lob." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 8 Dec. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/lob>.

    Are we missing a good definition for lob? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. disjointed
    • B. brilliant
    • C. whirring
    • D. opaque

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for lob: