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bob

noun

1 bob

A former monetary unit in Great Britain.

synonyms: British shilling, shilling.

Dutch: shilling



2 bob

A hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around.

Polish: bob

3 bob

A long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism.

synonyms: bobsled, bobsleigh.

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Dutch: bob, bobslee
Polish: bob, bobslej

4 bob

A hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string.

Polish: gwicht

5 bob

A small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line.

synonyms: bobber, bobfloat, cork.

Dutch: dobber, sim
Polish: spławik, pławik, pływak

6 bob

A short or shortened tail of certain animals.

synonyms: bobtail, dock.

7 bob

A short abrupt inclination (as of the head).

verb

1 bob

Move up and down repeatedly.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Roget 309: leap; jump up, jump over the moon; hop, spring, bound, vault, ramp, cut capers, trip, skip, dance, caper; ... show more

Dutch: deinen

2 bob

Ride a bobsled:
— The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure.

synonym: bobsled.

Dutch: bobben, bobsleeën

3 bob

Remove or shorten the tail of an animal.

synonyms: dock, tail.

4 bob

Make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect.

synonym: curtsy.

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

5 bob

Cut hair in the style of a bob.


Moby thesaurus: Carling float, T square, abbreviate, abridge, abscind, abstract, accost, address, amputate, angle, annihilate, bait the hook, balsa, balsa raft, ban, bar, barber, bawbee, bend, bend the knee ... show more.

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