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hob 1

 (hŏb)
n.
1. A shelf or projection at the back or side of a fireplace, used for keeping food or utensils warm.
2. A tool used for cutting the teeth of machine parts, as of a gearwheel.

[Origin unknown.]

hob 2

 (hŏb)
n.
1. Chiefly British A hobgoblin, sprite, or elf.
2. Mischievous behavior.

[From Middle English Hob, a nickname for Robert.]

hob

(hɒb)
n
1. (Cookery) Brit the flat top part of a cooking stove, or a separate flat surface, containing hotplates or burners
2. (Cookery) a shelf beside an open fire, for keeping kettles, etc, hot
3. (Tools) a steel pattern used in forming a mould or die in cold metal
4. (Tools) a hard steel rotating cutting tool used in machines for cutting gears
vb, hobs, hobbing or hobbed
(Tools) (tr) to cut or form with a hob
[C16: variant of obsolete hubbe, of unknown origin; perhaps related to hub]

hob

(hɒb)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) a hobgoblin or elf
2. (Animals) a male ferret
3. raise hob play hob informal US to cause mischief or disturbance
[C14: variant of Rob, short for Robin or Robert]
ˈhobˌlike adj

hob1

(hɒb)

n., v. hobbed, hob•bing. n.
1. a projection or shelf at the back or side of a fireplace, used for keeping food warm.
2. a milling cutter for gear and sprocket teeth, splines, threads, etc.
v.t., v.i.
3. to cut with a hob.
4. to provide with hobnails.
[1505–15; variant of obsolete hub hob (in a fireplace)]
hob′ber, n.

hob2

(hɒb)

n.
a hobgoblin or elf.
Idioms:
1. play hob with, to do mischief or harm to.
2. raise hob, to behave disruptively.
[1275–1325; Middle English, generic use of Hob, for Robert or Robin]
hob′like`, adj.

hob


Past participle: hobbed
Gerund: hobbing

Imperative
hob
hob
Present
I hob
you hob
he/she/it hobs
we hob
you hob
they hob
Preterite
I hobbed
you hobbed
he/she/it hobbed
we hobbed
you hobbed
they hobbed
Present Continuous
I am hobbing
you are hobbing
he/she/it is hobbing
we are hobbing
you are hobbing
they are hobbing
Present Perfect
I have hobbed
you have hobbed
he/she/it has hobbed
we have hobbed
you have hobbed
they have hobbed
Past Continuous
I was hobbing
you were hobbing
he/she/it was hobbing
we were hobbing
you were hobbing
they were hobbing
Past Perfect
I had hobbed
you had hobbed
he/she/it had hobbed
we had hobbed
you had hobbed
they had hobbed
Future
I will hob
you will hob
he/she/it will hob
we will hob
you will hob
they will hob
Future Perfect
I will have hobbed
you will have hobbed
he/she/it will have hobbed
we will have hobbed
you will have hobbed
they will have hobbed
Future Continuous
I will be hobbing
you will be hobbing
he/she/it will be hobbing
we will be hobbing
you will be hobbing
they will be hobbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hobbing
you have been hobbing
he/she/it has been hobbing
we have been hobbing
you have been hobbing
they have been hobbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hobbing
you will have been hobbing
he/she/it will have been hobbing
we will have been hobbing
you will have been hobbing
they will have been hobbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hobbing
you had been hobbing
he/she/it had been hobbing
we had been hobbing
you had been hobbing
they had been hobbing
Conditional
I would hob
you would hob
he/she/it would hob
we would hob
you would hob
they would hob
Past Conditional
I would have hobbed
you would have hobbed
he/she/it would have hobbed
we would have hobbed
you would have hobbed
they would have hobbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hob - (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beingshob - (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
2.hob - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievoushob - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
leprechaun - a mischievous elf in Irish folklore
sandman - an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy
3.hob - a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
4.hob - a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
Verb1.hob - cut with a hob
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
Translations
شَبَكَة يوضع عليها وعاء الطَّبْخ
police nad kamny
blus
platni
hella
gāzes, elektriskās plīts virsmavirsma
polica nad kozubom

hob

[hɒb] N (Brit) → quemador m

hob

[ˈhɒb] n (on cooker) (= ring) → plaque f chauffante
to cook sth on the hob → cuire qch sur la plaque chauffante

hob

nKamineinsatz m(zum Warmhalten); (on modern cooker) → Kochfeld nt

hob

[hɒb] npiastra (con fornelli)

hob

(hob) noun
the flat framework on top of a cooker, on which pots are placed to be heated. A pan of stew was simmering on the hob.
References in classic literature ?
Euroclydon, nevertheless, is a mighty pleasant zephyr to any one in-doors, with his feet on the hob quietly toasting for bed.
She returned presently, bringing a smoking basin and a basket of work; and, having placed the former on the hob, drew in her seat, evidently pleased to find me so companionable.
A kettle steamed upon the hob, and in the midst of the wreck of papers a table shone, with plenty of wine upon it, and brandy, and rum, and sugar, and lemons.
Nobody under the table, nobody under the sofa; a small fire in the grate; spoon and basin ready; and the little saucepan of gruel (Scrooge had a cold in his head) upon the hob.
The tea-things were set upon the table, and the kettle was boiling on the hob.
While we stood in the hut, he stood before the fire looking thoughtfully at it, or putting up his feet by turns upon the hob, and looking thoughtfully at them as if he pitied them for their recent adventures.
The vases fell off the mantelpiece, the canisters fell off the shelf; the kettle fell off the hob.
In the winter Snow-white lit the fire and hung the kettle on the hob.
George knocks the ashes out of his pipe on the hob, stands his pipe itself in the chimney corner, and sits down to the meal.
D'you know, I can never work without a kettle on the hob.
He was a bachelor (he told me all that is to be known about woman), a lean man, pallid of face, his legs drawn up when he walked as if he was ever carrying something in his lap; his walks were of the shortest, from the teapot on the hob to the board on which he stitched, from the board to the hob, and so to bed.
Why, my lord," quoth Ford, standing in his stirrups and shading his eyes, "it is old Hob Davidson, the fat miller of Milton