Definition of glob in US English:



  • A lump of a semiliquid substance.

    ‘thick globs of melted mozzarella cheese’
    • ‘Strapping it around his waist, he took two globs of slimy substance and pasted them onto the doors.’
    • ‘It suggests a need for consciousness, for mind, for something that is more than just a collection of synapses in a glob of gray-matter.’
    • ‘There are no smidgens in my family: there are dollops, handfuls, and globs.’
    • ‘I notice a little glob of something at the crown of her head.’
    • ‘The gold can occur in fractures, seams, masses, or small globs.’
    • ‘Jim, looking resigned, walked toward the finish line as the snow turned to fat globs of freezing rain.’
    • ‘Both blue lights were starting to get dim and looked like moving globs of dark shadow.’
    • ‘On the other hand, you don't have to be there when the next owner looks at the glob of paint on the cupboard, and thinks: incompetent.’
    • ‘We did not want to splash our camera protection glasses with mud droplets, messing our photos with globs.’
    • ‘The boys attack each other with globs of paint, while the real enemy lurks offscreen.’
    • ‘The steel counter is littered with packets of sugar and globs of chocolate syrup and latte foam.’
    • ‘Each bit has a home, like paint spread thickly across a canvas instead of in globs dropped here and there.’
    • ‘It is difficult to start writing about something as seemingly insignificant as a few buttery globs of oil paint, but my addiction to those colourful panes runs deep.’
    • ‘I'll just break it down for you into little bite size globs.’
    • ‘The lower strata abound in delicate, floating creatures, as well as spherical globs.’
    • ‘A friend of things draws our attention to this delicacy, ‘a cheesy glob of friend cornmeal the size of a small lemon.’’
    • ‘The ice cream itself is fine, but instead of having little bits of marshmallow strewn randomly throughout, it has great big globs of marshmallow stuck more or less in the center.’
    • ‘The petit fours are little globs of chocolatey butter and jolly fine for all that.’
    • ‘The cook in the open kitchen rolled out the spongy dough to a large rectangle on the low table, spread out globs of softened butter and generously sprinkled on brown sugar and cinnamon.’
    • ‘Oh, and glasses don't stop globs of plaster getting in your eyes after all.’
    droplet, drop, dewdrop, bead, tear, ball, bubble, pearl, particle
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Early 20th century: perhaps a blend of blob and gob.