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Definition 1: a short abrupt inclination (as of the head) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bob or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement

(bob is a kind of ...) the act of inclining; bending forward

"an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"

Definition 2: a short or shortened tail of certain animals - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for bob in the sense of this definition

(bob is a kind of ...) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

Definition 3: a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bob in the sense of this definition

(bob is a kind of ...) something that floats on the surface of water

(... is a member of bob) gear used in fishing

Definition 4: a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string - [noun denoting artifact]

(bob is a kind of ...) an artifact that is heavy

(... is a kind of bob ) a bob on a kite to provide balance

(... is a kind of bob ) the metal bob of a plumb line

(... is a kind of bob ) a metal bob at the end of a sounding line

(... is part of bob) an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity

Definition 5: a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bob in the sense of this definition

(bob is a kind of ...) a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow

Definition 6: a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around - [noun denoting body]

(bob is a kind of ...) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

Definition 7: a former monetary unit in Great Britain - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for bob in the sense of this definition

(bob is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Great Britain

(bob is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit of several countries

Definition 8: cut hair in the style of a bob - [verb of body]

Samples where bob or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Bernice bobs her hair these days!

(bob is a kind of ...) arrange attractively

"dress my hair for the wedding"

Definition 9: make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect - [verb of communication]

Samples where bob or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand

Synonyms for bob in the sense of this definition

(bob is a kind of ...) express greetings upon meeting someone

(bob implies ...) bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head

"He bowed before the King" "She bowed her head in shame"

Definition 10: remove or shorten the tail of an animal - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for bob in the sense of this definition

(bob is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 11: move up and down repeatedly - [verb of motion]

Samples where bob or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her rucksack bobbed gently on her back

(bob is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of bob ) bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water

"dabbling ducks"

(... is a kind of bob ) move up and down with no specific path

"the cork bobbed around in the pool"

Definition 12: ride a bobsled - [verb of motion]

Samples where bob or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure

Synonyms for bob in the sense of this definition

(bob is a kind of ...) ride (on) a sled

(bob belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

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