Definitions

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • An abbreviation
  • of the Latin obiter, incidentally, by the way;
  • of oboe.

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

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From Latin ob, abbreviation of obulus.

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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