Definitions of bob

  1. To play backward and forward; to angle with a bob. Among bell- ringers, a peal of several courses, or sets of changes.
  2. To move with a jerky motion; angle with a bob.
  3. To give a short jerking motion to; to cut short, as the hair.
  4. To move in a short jerking manner:- pr. p. bobbing; pa. p. bobbed.
  5. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything.
  6. To angle with a bob. See Bob, n., 2 & 3.
  7. To have a short jerking motion; move or play to and fro, or up and down.
  8. To move quickly up and down, to dangle: to fish with a bob.
  9. cut hair in the style of a bob; " Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
  10. move up and down repeatedly; " her rucksack bobbed gently on her back"
  11. To move with a short jerking motion; to cut short; to cheat.
  12. To play loosely against anything; to mock; to dangle; to fish with a bob.
  13. Bobbing.
  14. a short abrupt inclination ( as of the head); " he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement"
  15. a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
  16. a long racing sled ( for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
  17. a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
  18. a former monetary unit in Great Britain
  19. Anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as, the bob at the end of a kite's tail.
  20. A knot of worms, or of rags, on a string, used in angling, as for eels; formerly, a worm suitable for bait.
  21. A small piece of cork or light wood attached to a fishing line to show when a fish is biting; a float.
  22. The ball or heavy part of a pendulum; also, the ball or weight at the end of a plumb line.
  23. A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc.
  24. A short, jerking motion; act of bobbing; as, a bob of the head.
  25. A working beam.
  26. A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig.
  27. A peculiar mode of ringing changes on bells.
  28. The refrain of a song.
  29. A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist.
  30. A jeer or flout; a sharp jest or taunt; a trick.
  31. To cause to move in a short, jerking manner; to move ( a thing) with a bob.
  32. To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.
  33. To cheat; to gain by fraud or cheating; to filch.
  34. To mock or delude; to cheat.
  35. To cut short; as, to bob the hair, or a horse's tail.
  36. To angle with a bob. See Bob, n., 2 & amp; 3.
  37. Any small round object playing loosely at the end of a cord, chain, etc.; a short jerking action or motion.
  38. A short jerking motion: a slight blow: anything that moves with a bob or swing: a pendant.
  39. A suspended ball.
  40. A cork or float on a fishing- line.
  41. A small pendent object, as a pendulum.
  42. A jerky movement.
  43. A short jerking motion or action; a slight blow; anything which swings with a bob; a pendant; an ear- ring; the ball of a pendulum; a knot of worms, at the end of a line, used in catching eels; a bob- wig; a shilling.
  44. Any small thing playing loosely at the end of a string; a knot of worms on a string used in fishing for eels; a blow.
  45. Bobbed.