from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small drop; a globule.
  • noun A soft thick lump or mass.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See globe, n., 6, and globe, v. t., 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a compact mass, especially of a semiliquid or viscous substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A round, shapeless or amorphous lump, as of a semisolid substance.
  • noun programming A limited pattern matching technique using wildcards, less powerful than a regular expression.
  • verb To stick in globs or lumps.
  • verb programming To carry out pattern matching using a glob.

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

  • noun a compact mass


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English globbe, large mass, from Latin globus, globular mass.]


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  • The glob was the same greasy white as the woman's flesh, but covered with silky brown wisps.

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  • S. O'BRIEN: It looks like one of those games where they put pieces of different animals together and they just kind of glob it together and there it is.

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  • "A key one is particle size: the smaller the particle size the less mass of sulphur is needed, but if the particles are too small they can 'glob' together and fall out of the stratosphere quicker."

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  • I got a wish list from Nana who has told me repeatedly to check your "glob" :) ) and after a trip to Trader Joe's with Caroline, food assistance is on the way.

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  • Do you just knit a glob of yarn and throw it away?

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  • That glob of flesh and bones who called himself my husband and your father is gone.

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  • That half-hour lull before the pub closed, Captin and Ruby enjoyed the easy quiet and didn’t talk much while they worked: he checked the range and flicked a glob of batter in to test the fat; she scoured the counter and put out fresh greaseproof squares beside the paper, ready to wrap chips, then Captin wiped the counter down again.

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  • Though R2-D2's bi-pedaled counterpart C-3PO called him an "overweight glob of grease," I wouldn't change a thing about him.

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