cob


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cob

 (kŏb)
n.
1. A corncob: corn on the cob.
2. A male swan.
3. A thickset, stocky, short-legged horse.
4. A small lump or mass, as of coal.
5. A mixture of clay and straw used as a building material.

[Probably from obsolete cob, round object, head, testicle.]

cob

(kɒb)
n
1. (Zoology) a male swan
2. (Breeds) a thickset short-legged type of riding and draught horse
3. (Cookery) short for corncob, corncob pipe, cobnut
4. (Recreational Drugs) short for corncob, corncob pipe, cobnut
5. (Plants) Brit another name for hazel1
6. (Mining & Quarrying) a small rounded lump or heap of coal, ore, etc
7. (Building) Brit and NZ a building material consisting of a mixture of clay and chopped straw
8. (Cookery) Also called: cob loaf Brit a round loaf of bread
vb, cobs, cobbing or cobbed
(tr) informal Brit to beat, esp on the buttocks
[C15: of uncertain origin; probably related to Icelandic kobbi seal; see cub]

cob

(kɒb) or

cobb

n
(Animals) an archaic or dialect name for the greater black-backed gull (Larus marinus). See also gull1
[C16: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kob, kobbe]

cob

(kɒb)

n.
1. corncob (def. 1): cooked corn on the cob.
2. a male swan.
3. a short-legged, thick-set horse, often having a high gait.
4. a mixture of clay and straw, used as a building material.
[1375–1425; late Middle English cobbe male swan, leader of a gang]

Cob

 a bunch of hair; a stack of grain or hay; a rounded heap or mass; a small heap of anything.
Examples: cob of grain; of hair [a bunch or chignon]; of hay, 1616; of jelly, 1876.

cob


Past participle: cobbed
Gerund: cobbing

Imperative
cob
cob
Present
I cob
you cob
he/she/it cobs
we cob
you cob
they cob
Preterite
I cobbed
you cobbed
he/she/it cobbed
we cobbed
you cobbed
they cobbed
Present Continuous
I am cobbing
you are cobbing
he/she/it is cobbing
we are cobbing
you are cobbing
they are cobbing
Present Perfect
I have cobbed
you have cobbed
he/she/it has cobbed
we have cobbed
you have cobbed
they have cobbed
Past Continuous
I was cobbing
you were cobbing
he/she/it was cobbing
we were cobbing
you were cobbing
they were cobbing
Past Perfect
I had cobbed
you had cobbed
he/she/it had cobbed
we had cobbed
you had cobbed
they had cobbed
Future
I will cob
you will cob
he/she/it will cob
we will cob
you will cob
they will cob
Future Perfect
I will have cobbed
you will have cobbed
he/she/it will have cobbed
we will have cobbed
you will have cobbed
they will have cobbed
Future Continuous
I will be cobbing
you will be cobbing
he/she/it will be cobbing
we will be cobbing
you will be cobbing
they will be cobbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cobbing
you have been cobbing
he/she/it has been cobbing
we have been cobbing
you have been cobbing
they have been cobbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cobbing
you will have been cobbing
he/she/it will have been cobbing
we will have been cobbing
you will have been cobbing
they will have been cobbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cobbing
you had been cobbing
he/she/it had been cobbing
we had been cobbing
you had been cobbing
they had been cobbing
Conditional
I would cob
you would cob
he/she/it would cob
we would cob
you would cob
they would cob
Past Conditional
I would have cobbed
you would have cobbed
he/she/it would have cobbed
we would have cobbed
you would have cobbed
they would have cobbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cob - nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
hazelnut, hazelnut tree, hazel - any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
2.cob - stocky short-legged harness horse
harness horse - horse used for pulling vehicles
3.cob - white gull having a black back and wingscob - white gull having a black back and wings
sea gull, seagull, gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
genus Larus, Larus - type genus of the Laridae
4.cob - adult male swan
swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
Translations

cob

[kɒb] N
1. (= swan) → cisne m macho
2. (= horse) → jaca f fuerte
3. (= loaf) → pan m redondo
4. (= nut) → avellana f
5. (= maize) → mazorca f

cob

[ˈkɒb] n
(= horse) → cob m
[corn]
see corn

cob

n
(= horse) kleines, gedrungenes Pferd
(= swan)(männlicher) Schwan
(= corn)(Mais)kolben m; (= bread)rundes Brot; corn on the cobMaiskolben m; a cob of coalein Stück Eier- or Nusskohle
(also cobnut)(große) Haselnuss
References in classic literature ?
He smoked a cob pipe and after his wife's death sat all day in his empty office close by a window that was covered with cobwebs.
The cob was a strong, well-made, good-tempered horse, and we sometimes had a little chat in the paddock, but of course I could not be so intimate with him as with Ginger, who stood in the same stable.
Buck and his ma and all of them smoked cob pipes, except the nigger woman, which was gone, and the two young women.
He had finished gouging out a cob, and now he fitted a weed stem to it, loaded it with tobacco, and was pressing a coal to the charge and blowing a cloud of fragrant smoke -- he was in the full bloom of luxurious contentment.
he continued, chuckling, as he lighted his cob pipe; "I can just see the last flap o' that boy-editor's shirt tail as he legs it for the woods, while Rebecky settles down in his revolvin' cheer
Grimaud had a stout, short Picard cob, which cost three hundred livres.
It's a grey cob, sir, an' he sets great store by't.
A farmer's man from near Stourcastle came up, leading a strong cob.
I was outwitted by my first victim, a thin old gentleman riding a cob at night on the Geelong road.
This horse that had carried the sovereign at reviews in Russia bore him also here on the field of Austerlitz, enduring the heedless blows of his left foot and pricking its ears at the sound of shots just as it had done on the Empress' Field, not understanding the significance of the firing, nor of the nearness of the Emperor Francis' black cob, nor of all that was being said, thought, and felt that day by its rider.
Here's the pony run right off his legs, and me obliged to come home with a hack cob, that'll cost fifteen shillings besides other expenses,' said Squeers; 'who's to pay for that, do you hear?
He looks up at the coach, and just then a pea hits him on the nose, and some catches his cob behind and makes him dance up on his hind legs.