What does lob mean?

Definitions for loblɒb

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lob(noun)

    an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc

  2. lob(verb)

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

  3. lob(verb)

    propel in a high arc

    "lob the tennis ball"


  1. Lob(v. t.)

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


  1. lob(Noun)

    (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. lob(Verb)

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

  3. lob(Verb)

    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. lob(Noun)

    a lump

  7. lob(Noun)

    a country bumpkin, clown

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lob(noun)

    a dull, heavy person

  2. Lob(noun)

    something thick and heavy

  3. Lob(verb)

    to let fall heavily or lazily

  4. Lob(verb)

    see Cob, v. t

  5. Lob(noun)

    the European pollock

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


  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.]

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  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

Images & Illustrations of lob

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Translations for lob

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • fer un globus, globus, bombarCatalan, Valencian
  • [[lyödä]] kaaripallo, [[iskeä]] kaaripallo, kaari, [[heittää]] [[kaaripallo]], [[potkaista]] kaaripallo, kaaripalloFinnish
  • lobber, lancer en chandelle, faire un lob, lob, lancer hautFrench
  • tirare un pallonetto, pallonettoItalian
  • lobaRomanian
  • lobb, lobbaSwedish

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