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English noun: bob

1. bob (quantity) a former monetary unit in Great Britain


SynonymsBritish shilling, shilling


Broader (hypernym)British monetary unit


Part holonymcent

2. bob (body) a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around


Broader (hypernym)coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle

3. bob (artifact) a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism


Synonymsbobsled, bobsleigh


Broader (hypernym)sled, sledge, sleigh

4. bob (artifact) a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string


Broader (hypernym)weight


Narrower (hyponym)kite tail, plumb, plumb bob, plummet, sounding lead


Part meronympendulum

5. bob (artifact) a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line


Synonymsbobber, bobfloat, cork


Broader (hypernym)float


Member meronymfishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, rig, tackle

6. bob (animal) a short or shortened tail of certain animals


Synonymsbobtail, dock


Broader (hypernym)tail

7. bob (act) a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)


SamplesHe gave me a short bob of acknowledgement.


Broader (hypernym)inclination, inclining


English verb: bob

1. bob (motion) move up and down repeatedly


SamplesHer rucksack bobbed gently on her back.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)bob about, bob around, dabble

2. bob (motion) ride a bobsled


SamplesThe boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure.


Synonymsbobsled


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)sled, sleigh


Domain categoryathletics, sport

3. bob (contact) remove or shorten the tail of an animal


Synonymsdock, tail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

4. bob (communication) make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect


SamplesShe curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand.


Synonymscurtsy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize


Entailbow, bow down

5. bob (body) cut hair in the style of a bob


SamplesBernice bobs her hair these days!.


ExamplesThey bob their hair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set









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