from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To hit, throw, or propel in a high arc: lob a beach ball; lob a tennis shot over an opponent's head.
- intransitive v. To hit a ball in a high arc.
- intransitive v. To move heavily or clumsily.
- n. A ball hit, thrown, or propelled in a high arc.
- n. Slang A clumsy dull person; a lout.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To throw or hit a ball into the air in a high arch.
- v. To throw.
- v. To put, place
- v. To hit, kick, or throw a ball over another player in a game.
- n. A pass or stroke which arches high into the air.
- n. a lump
- n. a country bumpkin, clown
- n. A fish, the European pollock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dull, heavy person.
- n. Something thick and heavy.
- transitive v. To let fall heavily or lazily.
- transitive v. to propel (relatively slowly) in a high arcing trajectory.
- transitive v. See cob, v. t.
- n. The European pollock.
- n. The act of lobbing
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dull, sluggish person; a lout.
- n. The last person in a race.
- n. Something thick and lumpish; a lump.
- n. A thick, soft mixture. See the quotation, and compare loblolly.
- n. A lobworm.
- n. The pollack.
- n. The coalfish.
- n. [⟨ lob, verb] In cricket, a low slow ball.
- n. In lawn-tennis, a play by which one of the contestants knocks the ball over the head of his opponent into the back part of the court.
- n. Lob Lie-by-the-fire—the Lubber-flend, as Milton calls him—is a rough kind of Brownie or House Elf, supposed to haunt some north-country homesteads, where he does the work of the farm-labourers, for no grander wages than “—to earn his cream-bowl duly set.”
- To throw (a lump or ball, etc.); toss gently or with a slow movement; specifically, in lawn-tennis, to strike (the ball) over the head of one's opponent into the back part of the court.
- To kick.
- To be tossed with a slow movement, as a cricket-ball or a shot.
- To hang down; drop or droop.
- To hang wearily or languidly; allow to drop or droop.
- In milling, to break (ore, etc.) into pieces with a hammer for sorting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc
- n. the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc
- v. propel in a high arc
From Middle English, pollack, lout, probably of Low German origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Danish lubbe. (Wiktionary)