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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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