Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of HOB

Pronunciation:  hâb

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

HOB is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: brownie, elf, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, imp, pixie, pixy
 See Also: cut, edge tool, evil spirit, faerie, faery, fairy, leprechaun, shelf, sprite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hob\, n. [Prob. akin to hump. Cf. {Hub}. ]
    1. The hub of a wheel. See {Hub}. --Washington.
    2. The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire
       grate, where things are put to be kept warm. --Smart.
    3. (Mech.) A threaded and fluted hardened steel cutter,
       resembling a tap, used in a lathe for forming the teeth of
       screw chasers, worm wheels, etc.
  2. \Hob\, n. [Orig. an abbrev. of Robin, Robert; Robin
    Goodfellow a celebrated fairy, or domestic spirit. Cf.
    {Hobgoblin}, and see {Robin}. ]
    1. A fairy; a sprite; an elf. [Obs.]
             From elves, hobs, and fairies, . . . Defend us, good
             Heaven !                              --Beau. & FL.
    2. A countryman; a rustic; a clown. [Obs.] --Nares.
  3. \Hob\, n.
    A peg, pin, or mark used as a target in some games, as an
    iron pin in quoits; also, a game in which such a target is
  4. \Hob\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The male ferret.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: Ariel, banshee, beam-end, Befind, brownie, chimney, chimney corner, cluricaune, corbel, Corrigan, dwarf, elf, fairy, fairy queen, fay, fender, Finnbeara, fire screen, fireboard, fireguard, fireplace, fireside, flue, gnome, goblin, gradin, gradino, gremlin, hearth, hearthstone, hobgoblin, hub, imp, ingle, inglenook, ingleside, kobold, ledge, leprechaun, Mab, mantel, mantelshelf, Oberon, ouphe, peri, pixie, pooka, predella, puca, pwca, retable, shelf, shoulder, smokehole, sprite, superaltar, sylph, sylphid, Titania