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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kob]
    • /kɒb/
    • /kɒb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kob]
    • /kɒb/

Definitions of cob word

  • countable noun cob A cob is a type of short strong horse. 3
  • noun cob a male swan 3
  • noun cob a thickset short-legged type of riding and draught horse 3
  • noun cob a small rounded lump or heap of coal, ore, etc 3
  • noun cob a building material consisting of a mixture of clay and chopped straw 3
  • noun cob a round loaf of bread 3

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Origin of cob

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English cobbe male swan, leader of a gang; these and various subsequent senses are obscurely related and probably in part of distinct orig.

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Parts of speech for Cob


cob popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cob usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cob

verb cob

  • finish — to bring (something) to an end or to completion; complete: to finish a novel; to finish breakfast.
  • complete — You use complete to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
  • beat — If you beat someone or something, you hit them very hard.
  • cover — If you cover something, you place something else over it in order to protect it, hide it, or close it.
  • clinch — If you clinch something you are trying to achieve, such as a business deal or victory in a contest, you succeed in obtaining it.

noun cob

  • rancher — a person who owns or works on a ranch.
  • peasant — a member of a class of persons, as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, who are small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank.
  • laborer — a person engaged in work that requires bodily strength rather than skill or training: a laborer in the field.
  • producer — a person who produces.
  • grower — a person who grows something: He is a grower of flowers and vegetables.

Antonyms for cob

verb cob

  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • surrender — to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of on demand or under duress: to surrender the fort to the enemy; to surrender the stolen goods to the police.
  • fail — to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved: The experiment failed because of poor planning.
  • fall behind — to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support.

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