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English noun: hob

1. hob (person) (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

Synonymsgoblin, hobgoblin

Broader (hypernym)evil spirit

Domain categoryfolklore

2. hob (person) (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

Synonymsbrownie, elf, gremlin, imp, pixie, pixy

Broader (hypernym)faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite

Narrower (hyponym)leprechaun, sandman

Domain categoryfolklore

3. hob (artifact) a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears

Broader (hypernym)edge tool

4. hob (artifact) a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm

Broader (hypernym)shelf

English verb: hob

1. hob (contact) cut with a hob

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

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