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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.


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.


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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