definition of lob by The Free Dictionary

lob

 (lŏb)

v. lobbed, lob·bing, lobs

v.tr.

To hit, throw, or propel in a high arc: lob a beach ball; lob a tennis shot over an opponent’s head.

v.intr.

1. To hit a ball in a high arc.

2. To move heavily or clumsily.

n.

1. A ball hit, thrown, or propelled in a high arc.

2. Slang A clumsy dull person; a lout.


[Originally, to act like a lout, hang heavily, move clumsily, from lob, lout, something heavy and pendulous, lump, from Middle English lob, pollack, lout; akin to Middle Low German and Middle Dutch lobbe, lubbe, hanging lip, probably ultimately of imitative origin.]


lob′ber n.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

lob

(lɒb) sport

n

1. (General Sporting Terms) a ball struck in a high arc

2. (Cricket) cricket a ball bowled in a slow high arc

vb, lobs, lobbing or lobbed

3. to hit or kick (a ball) in a high arc

4. informal to throw, esp in a high arc

[C14: probably of Low German origin, originally in the sense: something dangling; compare Middle Low German lobbe hanging lower lip, Old English loppe spider]


lob

(lɒb)

[C17 (in the sense: pendulous object): related to lob1]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

lob

(lɒb)

v. lobbed, lob•bing,
n. v.t.

1. to hit (a ball) in a high arc to the back of the opponent’s court in tennis.

2. to fire (a missile, as a shell) in a high trajectory so that it drops onto a target.

3. to bowl (the ball) with a slow underhand motion in cricket.

4. to throw (something) slowly in an arc.

v.i.

5. to lob a ball.

n.

6. a lobbed ball.

[1325–75; Middle English lobbe, lob bumpkin, clumsy person]

Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

lob

– Comes from an old noun meaning “something pendulous.”

See also related terms for lout.

Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

lob

Past participle: lobbed
Gerund: lobbing

Present
I lob
you lob
he/she/it lobs
we lob
you lob
they lob
Preterite
I lobbed
you lobbed
he/she/it lobbed
we lobbed
you lobbed
they lobbed
Present Continuous
I am lobbing
you are lobbing
he/she/it is lobbing
we are lobbing
you are lobbing
they are lobbing
Present Perfect
I have lobbed
you have lobbed
he/she/it has lobbed
we have lobbed
you have lobbed
they have lobbed
Past Continuous
I was lobbing
you were lobbing
he/she/it was lobbing
we were lobbing
you were lobbing
they were lobbing
Past Perfect
I had lobbed
you had lobbed
he/she/it had lobbed
we had lobbed
you had lobbed
they had lobbed
Future
I will lob
you will lob
he/she/it will lob
we will lob
you will lob
they will lob
Future Perfect
I will have lobbed
you will have lobbed
he/she/it will have lobbed
we will have lobbed
you will have lobbed
they will have lobbed
Future Continuous
I will be lobbing
you will be lobbing
he/she/it will be lobbing
we will be lobbing
you will be lobbing
they will be lobbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lobbing
you have been lobbing
he/she/it has been lobbing
we have been lobbing
you have been lobbing
they have been lobbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lobbing
you will have been lobbing
he/she/it will have been lobbing
we will have been lobbing
you will have been lobbing
they will have been lobbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lobbing
you had been lobbing
he/she/it had been lobbing
we had been lobbing
you had been lobbing
they had been lobbing
Conditional
I would lob
you would lob
he/she/it would lob
we would lob
you would lob
they would lob
Past Conditional
I would have lobbed
you would have lobbed
he/she/it would have lobbed
we would have lobbed
you would have lobbed
they would have lobbed

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