(noun, verb)


1. a former monetary unit in Great Britain

Similar word(s): shilling

Definition categories: quantity

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

Definition categories: body, coif, coiffure, hairdo, hairstyle

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

Similar word(s): bobsled, bobsleigh

Definition categories: man–made, sled, sledge, sleigh

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

Definition categories: man–made, weight

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

Similar word(s): bobber, cork

Definition categories: man–made, float

6. a short or shortened tail of certain animals

Similar word(s): bobtail, dock

Definition categories: animal, tail

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

- he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement

Definition categories: act, inclination, inclining

Sentences with bob as a noun:

- a bob of the head


1. move up and down repeatedly

- her rucksack bobbed gently on her back

Definition categories: motion, move

2. ride a bobsled

- The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure

Similar word(s): bobsled

Definition categories: motion, sled, sleigh

3. remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Similar word(s): dock, tail

Definition categories: contact, cut

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

Similar word(s): curtsy

Definition categories: communication, greet, recognise, recognize

5. cut hair in the style of a bob

- Bernice bobs her hair these days!

Definition categories: body, arrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set

Sentences with bob as a verb:

- The cork bobbed gently in the calm water.

- The ball, which we had thought lost, suddenly bobbed up out of the water.

- The flowers were bobbing in the wind.

- I bobbed my head under water and saw the goldfish.

- bob one's head (= to nod)

- I got my hair bobbed. How do you like it?