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HOB (hobbed, hobbing)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hob mean? 

HOB (noun)
  The noun HOB has 4 senses:

1. (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
2. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
3. a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears
4. a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm

  Familiarity information: HOB used as a noun is uncommon.


HOB (verb)
  The verb HOB has 1 sense:

1. cut with a hob

  Familiarity information: HOB used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOB (noun)


Sense 1hob [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

goblin; hob; hobgoblin

Hypernyms ("hob" is a kind of...):

evil spirit (a spirit tending to cause harm)

Domain category:

folklore (the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture)


Sense 2hob [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pixie; imp; gremlin; elf; hob; brownie; pixy

Hypernyms ("hob" is a kind of...):

faerie; faery; fairy; fay; sprite (a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers)

Domain category:

folklore (the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hob"):

leprechaun (a mischievous elf in Irish folklore)

sandman (an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy)


Sense 3hob [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hard steel edge tool used to cut gears

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("hob" is a kind of...):

edge tool (any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge))


Sense 4hob [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("hob" is a kind of...):

shelf (a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects)


HOB (verb)


Sense 1hob [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut with a hob

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "hob" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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