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gob 1

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.]

gob 2

n. Slang
The mouth.

[Perhaps from Scottish and Irish Gaelic.]

gob 3

n. Slang
A sailor.

[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]



n. Slang.
a sailor.
[1910–15, Amer.; orig. uncertain]


 a large sum of money; a small quantity—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: gob of gold, 1566; of mercy, 1542; of money, 1542.


Past participle: gobbed
Gerund: gobbing

I gob
you gob
he/she/it gobs
we gob
you gob
they gob
I gobbed
you gobbed
he/she/it gobbed
we gobbed
you gobbed
they gobbed
Present Continuous
I am gobbing
you are gobbing
he/she/it is gobbing
we are gobbing
you are gobbing
they are gobbing
Present Perfect
I have gobbed
you have gobbed
he/she/it has gobbed
we have gobbed
you have gobbed
they have gobbed
Past Continuous
I was gobbing
you were gobbing
he/she/it was gobbing
we were gobbing
you were gobbing
they were gobbing
Past Perfect
I had gobbed
you had gobbed
he/she/it had gobbed
we had gobbed
you had gobbed
they had gobbed
I will gob
you will gob
he/she/it will gob
we will gob
you will gob
they will gob
Future Perfect
I will have gobbed
you will have gobbed
he/she/it will have gobbed
we will have gobbed
you will have gobbed
they will have gobbed
Future Continuous
I will be gobbing
you will be gobbing
he/she/it will be gobbing
we will be gobbing
you will be gobbing
they will be gobbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gobbing
you have been gobbing
he/she/it has been gobbing
we have been gobbing
you have been gobbing
they have been gobbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gobbing
you will have been gobbing
he/she/it will have been gobbing
we will have been gobbing
you will have been gobbing
they will have been gobbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gobbing
you had been gobbing
he/she/it had been gobbing
we had been gobbing
you had been gobbing
they had been gobbing
I would gob
you would gob
he/she/it would gob
we would gob
you would gob
they would gob
Past Conditional
I would have gobbed
you would have gobbed
he/she/it would have gobbed
we would have gobbed
you would have gobbed
they would have gobbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gob - a man who serves as a sailorgob - a man who serves as a sailor  
able seaman, able-bodied seaman - a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
deckhand, roustabout - a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
helmsman, steerer, steersman - the person who steers a ship
bargee, bargeman, lighterman - someone who operates a barge
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
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
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"
chunk, clod, glob, lump, clump, ball - a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
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 mouthgob - informal terms for the mouth  
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"


noun piece, lump, chunk, hunk, nugget, blob, wad, clod, wodge (Brit. informal) a gob of ice

gob 1

1. An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size:
Informal: hunk.
2. Informal. An indeterminately great amount or number.Often used in plural:
jillion, million (often used in plural), multiplicity, ream, trillion.
Informal: bushel, heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, passel, peck, scad (often used in plural), slew, wad, zillion.

gob 2

Slang. The opening in the body through which food is ingested:
Slang: puss, trap.

gob 3

Slang. A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship:
Informal: salt, tar.


A. N
1. (= spit) → salivazo m
2. (Brit) (= mouth) → bocaza f
B. VT (Brit) → escupir
C. VI (Brit) → escupir


[ˈgɒb] n
(= mouth) (British)gueule f


n (= lump)Klumpen m; a gob of spit (inf)eine Ladung Spucke (inf)
vi (Brit inf) → spucken; to gob at somebodyjdn anspucken


n (Brit inf: = mouth) → Schnauze f (inf); shut your gob!halt die Schnauze! (inf)


n (dated US, sl, = sailor) → blauer Junge (inf), → Blaujacke f (inf)
References in classic literature ?
We sit around and gaily pound, And bear no acrimony Because our ob--ject is a gob Of sizzling abalone.
However, after Gulshan attack on July 1 and 2 and the Kishoreganj bombing on July 7, doubts are rising regarding the efficacy of the counter-terrorist campaign of the GoB.
The geometric characteristics of the natural arch of single roofing of the gob is demonstrated in Figure 4.
Realizing that he's made a huge mistake, Gob goes to break up with Ann, however when she starts undressing he decides to not break up with her.
The GOB underfunds its police force, including the CCDAC.
As per 'Haqooq e Balochistan' package, agreed between Islamabad and Quetta, ownership of Saindak project would be transferred to GoB after present lease expires in October 2012.
A dedicated gathering system from the gob wells delivers the gas to the unit.
Rustigian said that the GOB sale is usually run by a front person operating on behalf of a wholesaler, and a lot of the money goes right back to the wholesaler, who has provided and contracted for the advertising.
Gob director James Martin Charlton said: ``He's playing a crusty street poet.
Mind you, I talk a bit myself and he probably calls me the gob of Wales
Abandoned coal mine tailings (called culm in the anthracite coalfields and gob in the bituminous fields) have been eyesores and worse for many years in the United States and elsewhere in the world.