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Definitions of ob:

part of speech: noun

A prefix meaning " in the way of"; " against," as in obviate; ob becomes oc before c, as in occasion: of before f, as in offend; o before m, as in omit; and op before p, as in oppose; in bot., ob means " reversed"- thus: " cordate" means heart- shaped, with the attachment at the broad end; " obcordate" means heart- shaped, but with the attachment at the narrow end.

Usage examples for ob:

  • 186 Ob river territory, i. "The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II", A.E. Nordenskieold
  • Cui Vestro tam accepto Deo desiderio resistere non audebam, exactiones spiritualis usurae formidans, si de bonis a Domino acceptis officium negligerem institoris, et juxta ipsius promissa qui evangelizantibus dat verba virtute multa ardenter desideratis ampliora ob hoc recipite ut abundem magis. "The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, August 1865", Society of Clergymen
  • It takes a heap ob time an car to get de best ones, when dar's a crowd lyin about ob all sizes, an de water comin in too. "Lost in the Fog", James De Mille
  • She ain' know de very fust rudimints ob de qualities' ways an' doin's. "Peggy Stewart at School", Gabrielle E. Jackson
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