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1. A small mass or lump.
2. often gobs Informal A large quantity: a gob of money; gobs of time.
[Middle English gobbe, probably from Old French gobe, mouthful, from gober, to gulp, of Celtic origin.]
[Perhaps from Scottish and Irish Gaelic.]
[Probably shortening of earlier gobshite, wad of expectorated chewing tobacco, sailor; see gobshite.]
1. a lump or chunk, esp of a soft substance
2. (often plural) informal a great quantity or amount
3. (Mining & Quarrying) mining
a. waste material such as clay, shale, etc
b. a worked-out area in a mine often packed with this
4. (Ceramics) a lump of molten glass used to make a piece of glassware
5. informal a globule of spittle or saliva
vb, gobs, gobbing or gobbed
(intr) informal Brit to spit
[C14: from Old French gobe lump, from gober to gulp down; see gobbet]
(Military) slang US an enlisted ordinary seaman in the US Navy
[C20: of unknown origin]
(Anatomy) a slang word (esp Brit) for the mouth
[C16: perhaps from Gaelic gob]
1. a mass or lump.
2. gobs, Informal. a large quantity: gobs of money.
[1350–1400; Middle English gobbe, variant of gobet gobbet]
[1910–15, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
Goba large sum of money; a small quantity—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: gob of gold, 1566; of mercy, 1542; of money, 1542.
Past participle: gobbed
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|Noun||1.||gob - a man who serves as a sailor |
boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
pilot - a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
sea lawyer - an argumentative and contentious seaman
whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
|2.||gob - a lump of slimy stuff; "a gob of phlegm"|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
|3.||gob - informal terms for the mouth|
1. An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size:
(= mouth) (British) → gueule f