a mass or lump.
gobs, Informal. a large quantity:
gobs of money.
Also called goaf. Mining. waste or barren material.
a sailor, especially a seaman in the U.S. Navy.
[gob] /gɒb/ British Dialect
verb (used without object), gobbed, gobbing, noun
a lump or chunk, esp of a soft substance
(often pl) (informal) a great quantity or amount
a lump of molten glass used to make a piece of glassware
(informal) a globule of spittle or saliva
verb gobs, gobbing, gobbed
(intransitive) (Brit, informal) to spit
(US, slang) an enlisted ordinary seaman in the US Navy
a slang word (esp Brit) for the mouth
“a mouthful, lump,” late 14c., probably from Old French gobe “mouthful, lump,” related to gober “gulp, swallow down,” probably from Gaulish *gobbo- (cf. Irish gob “mouth,” Gaelic gob “beak”). This Celtic source also seems to be root of gob “mouth” (mid-16c.), which is the first element in gob-stopper “a kind of large hard candy” (1928).
The mouth •Chiefly British use
[1550+; fr Irish]
A US Navy sailor; swabby
[1915+; perhaps fr earlier British gabby, ”coast guard; quarterdeckman,” of unknown origin]
a pit, a place mentioned in 2 Sam. 21:18, 19; called also Gezer, in 1 Chr. 20:4.
- Go back
verb (intransitive, adverb) 1. to return 2. (often foll by to) to originate (in): the links with France go back to the Norman Conquest 3. (foll by on) to change one’s mind about; repudiate (esp in the phrase go back on one’s word) 4. (of clocks and watches) to be set to an earlier time, […]
- Go back n
networking A data link layer protocol. [Details?] (2010-01-19)
- Go back to square one
verb phrase To be forced to return to one’s starting point, usually after a waste of effort; make a new beginning Related Terms back to square one, square one [1960+; probably fr the first or starting square of a board game; an elaborate suggestion that it refers to a British grid system for locating places […]
- Go back to the well
verb phrase To return to a reliable source: We just kept going back to the well and he just kept making it (1980s+)