(noun, verb)


1. (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

Similar word(s): goblin, hobgoblin

Definition categories: person

2. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

Similar word(s): brownie, elf, gremlin, imp, pixie, pixy

Definition categories: person, faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite

3. a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears

Definition categories: man–made

4. a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm

Definition categories: man–made, shelf

Sentences with hob as a noun:

- From elves, hobs, and fairies, […] Defend us, good Heaven! — Beaumont and Fletcher.


1. cut with a hob

Definition categories: contact, cut