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glob

 (glŏb)
n.
1. A small drop; a globule.
2. A soft thick lump or mass: a glob of mashed potatoes; globs of red mud.

[Middle English globbe, large mass, from Latin globus, globular mass.]

glob

(ɡlɒb)
n
informal a rounded mass of some thick fluid or pliable substance: a glob of cream.
[C20: probably from globe, influenced by blob]

glob

(glɒb)

n.
1. a drop or globule of a liquid.
2. a usu. rounded quantity or lump of some plastic or moldable substance: a glob of whipped cream.
[1895–1900; perhaps b. globe and blob]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glob - a compact massglob - a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
clot, coagulum - a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
gob - a lump of slimy stuff; "a gob of phlegm"
clew - a ball of yarn or cord or thread
Translations

glob

[glɒb] N (US) → pegote m

glob

[ˈglɒb] n (= blob) → goutte f

glob

n (inf)Klacks m (inf); (of mud)Klümpchen nt
References in classic literature ?
The night came upon him and buried in haste his whiskers, his glob ular eyes, his puffy pale face, his fat knees and the vast flat slippers on his fatherly feet.
Carefully drop tiny globs of glue on each depression.
An alley wall in Seattle, Washington, is covered in something sticky: thousands of goopy globs of chewed-up gum
Pondering how fish managed to form globs at the proper distance, the team tested for additives such as fish mucus, which can change water viscosity.
She swung -- and hit -- as other children applied globs of wood glue, most of them aided by much taller people, some in matching aprons and many intent on helping their little ones be better builders.
For instance, green globs hurled by the Robarf monster symbolize the side effects of chemotherapy.
When you've seen her first thing in the morning using a spatula to trowel on thick globs of foundation on her old acne scars, she's not that attractive any more'' -Film director Duncan Roy on Elizabeth Hurley.
These cells are really sticky and form tiny globs of skin called dandruff.
But don't use the yolk, or you'll be left with yellow globs in your hair and a very nasty smell.
The richly worked brownish metal surfaces, stained and perforated, and the interplay of metal rectangles and globs of glass lend the piece an absorbing and suggestive solemnity and an internal logic that seems somehow incontestable.
There will be a shake-out, and I predict some large globs of space will be returned to the market," he said.
To my surprise, big globs of paint splattered all over the door and me--the gun wasn't adjusted correctly.