verb (used with object), lobbed, lobbing.
Tennis. to hit (a ball) in a high arc to the back of the opponent’s court.
to fire (a missile, as a shell) in a high trajectory so that it drops onto a target.
Cricket. to bowl (the ball) with a slow underhand motion.
to throw (something) slowly in an arc.
verb (used without object), lobbed, lobbing.
Tennis. to lob a ball.
Tennis. a ball hit in a high arc to the back of the opponent’s court.
Cricket. a ball bowled with a slow underhand motion.
British Dialect. a slow, heavy, dull-witted person.
a ball struck in a high arc
(cricket) a ball bowled in a slow high arc
verb lobs, lobbing, lobbed
to hit or kick (a ball) in a high arc
(informal) to throw, esp in a high arc
short for lobworm
“send up in a slow, high arc,” 1824 (implied in lobbing), but the word existed 16c. in various senses suggesting heavy, pendant, or floppy things, and probably is ultimately from an unrecorded Old English word; cf. East Frisian lobbe “hanging lump of flesh,” Dutch lob “hanging lip, ruffle, hanging sleeve,” Danish lobbes “clown, bumpkin.” Related: Lobbed; lobbing. The noun in this sense is from 1875, from the verb.
a word of widespread application to lumpish things, probably in Old English. Cf. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German lobbe, Old Norse lubba. From late 13c. as a surname; meaning “pollack” is from early 14c.; that of “lazy lout” is from late 14c.
Lobachevski (lō’bə-chěf’skē) Russian mathematician who was a pioneer of non-Euclidean geometry.
[loh-buh-chef-skee; Russian luh-buh-chyef-skyee] /ˌloʊ bəˈtʃɛf ski; Russian lə bʌˈtʃyɛf skyi/ noun 1. Nikolai Ivanovich [nyi-kuh-lahy ee-vah-nuh-vyich] /nyɪ kʌˈlaɪ iˈvɑ nə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1793–1856, Russian mathematician. /Russian ləbaˈtʃɛfskij/ noun 1. Nikolai Ivanovich (nikaˈlaj iˈvanəvitʃ). 1793–1856, Russian mathematician; a founder of non-Euclidean geometry
[loh-ber, -bahr] /ˈloʊ bər, -bɑr/ adjective 1. of or relating to a , as of the lungs. /ˈləʊbə/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or affecting a lobe lobar lo·bar (lō’bər, -bär’) adj. Of or relating to a lobe or lobes.
noun, Pathology. 1. (def 2). lobar pneumonia n. Pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lung, commonly due to infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae.