Definitions

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  • n. A halfpenny.
  • n. An objection.
  • n. The obese gene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An abbreviation
  • of the Latin obiter, incidentally, by the way;
  • of oboe.
  • n. A necromancer; a sorcerer.
  • n. An abbreviation of objection, used in connection with sol, abbreviation of solution, in the margins of old books of divinity. Hence obs and sols, objections and solutions. See ob-and-soler.
  • n. An abbreviation of the Latin obiit, he (or she) died: used in dates.
  • n. A prefix in words of Latin origin, meaning ‘toward,’ ‘to,’ ‘against,’ etc., or ‘before,’ ‘near,’ ‘along by,’ but often merely intensive, and not definitely translatable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea
  • n. the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

Etymologies

From Latin ob, abbreviation of obulus. (Wiktionary)
Abbreviations. (Wiktionary)

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  • Ob is a short form used for Obviously. It can also be used as a substitute for 'Yes' and for any other such affirmations.

    June 9, 2009

  • A halfpenny; a wizard; obituary; an objection made during a debate; dialect form of "of".

    December 8, 2007