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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cob:


Cob is sometimes a misspelling of chop.

The word cob is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun cob

What does cob mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cobs

  1. nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonyms of cob: cobnut / filbert / hazelnut
    • more generic term: edible nut = a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
    • part of: hazel / hazelnut / hazelnut tree = any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
  2. stocky short-legged harness horse
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic term: harness horse = horse used for pulling vehicles
  3. white gull having a black back and wings
  4. adult male swan
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: swan = stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult

Alternative definition of the noun cob


  1. A male swan.
  2. The portion of a corn plant around which the kernels grow.
  3. a round loaf of bread; a small (4" diameter), round piece of crusty bread (in the English Midlands)
  4. short for cobnut
  5. short for cobble or cobblestone
  6. A building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth, similar to adobe. Also called cobb, rammed earth or pisé.
  7. a horse having a stout body and short legs
  8. [context: East Anglia] a gull.

Definition of the verb cob

What does cob mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cobbed | cobbing | cobs

  1. To cut, trim or break into blocks of a convenient size.
  2. To construct using mud blocks or to seal a wall using mud or an artificial equivalent.
  3. (possibly colloquial, N UK) to throw, chuck, lob

Other definitions of cob

What does cob also mean?


  1. Close Of Business (Day)


CoB a.k.a. Children of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland.


  1. Cob is a fictional character in the 2010 animated fantasy adventure film Tales from Earthsea.
  2. Cob is a fictional character from Annoying Orange.


  1. Cob, cobb or clom is a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, some kind of fibrous or organic material and earth. Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity, and inexpensive. It can be used to create artistic, sculptural forms and has been revived in recent years by the natural building and sustainability movements.
  2. Cob: A cob is a small horse, usually of a stout build, with strong bones, large joints, and steady disposition; it is a body type of horse rather than a specific breed. Historically, in the United Kingdom and, to a lesser extent, the eastern United States, a 'cob' may be a common horse used for everyday riding.
  3. Cob a.k.a. Chicomuceltec Language: Chicomuceltec is a Mayan language formerly spoken in the region defined by the municipios of Chicomuselo, Mazapa de Madero, and Amatenango de la Frontera in Chiapas, Mexico, as well as some nearby areas of Guatemala. By the 1970s–80s it had become extinct, with recent reports in Mayanist literature finding that there are no living native speakers. Communities of contemporary Chicomucelteco descendants, numbering approximately 1500 persons in Mexico and 100 in Guatemala are Spanish speakers.
    • also known as Cac'chiquel Mam, Cakchiquel Mam, Chicomulcelteco, Chicomuceltec
  4. Cob is a file format.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cob

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Google previewField Guide to Appropriate Technology (2003)

by Barrett Hazeltine, Christopher Bull

COB STRUCTURES Jessica Wurwarg Cob is an ancient building material composed of clay, sand, ...

Google previewThe Hand-sculpted House (2002)

A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage by Ianto Evans, Linda Smiley, Michael G. Smith

Cob is a composite building material, a mixture of earth, clay, sand, straw, and water, hand-worked into monolithic earthen walls. No forms, no cement, no ramming, no machinery. Adobe means sundried earthen bricks, the material they are ...

Google previewComplete Horse Riding Manual (2012)

by William Micklem

COBS A cob is the ideal flexible family horse. At around 15 hands (5 ft/1.5 m), cobs have great strength and...

A cob is a type of small horse that can carry a heavier rider than a pony. The cob is possibly the most flexible and useful of all the ...

Google previewGreen Circles (2007)

A Sustainable Journey from the Cradle to the Grave by Chuck Hall

Cob is a versatile and aesthetic material in that it can also be used to build sculpture, garden walls and outdoor ovens. Since its major...

Google previewThe Antiquities of Lyme and Its Vicinity. [With Plates.] (1810)

by Rev. William MARRIOTT

BONSAL COB Is a small projection from the western foot of the brow, on the right of the aperture to the Long hill, ...

Google previewThe Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Under King Charles II and King James II (1826)

The Hon. Sir Dudley North, Commissioner of the Customs, and Afterwards of the Treasury, to King Charles II : And the Hon. and Rev. Dr. John North, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Clerk of the Closet to King Charles II by Roger North

The Cob is a mole built in the sea, about two furlongs from the town, and named from the cobble stone, of which it is compiled. There is not any one like it in the world : for though it is an immense mass of stone, of the shape of a demilune, with ...

Google previewLiving Off the Grid (2008)

A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-Reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter, and More by David Black

Cob is a mixture of sand, clay, water, and straw, applied directly to the foundation by hand or shovel, and then massaged into shape. Most of the work is done by LEAvING ThE GRID: ShELTER 61.

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

disagreeable man US, 1954 The president, a fairly rough old cob, said just a little angrily,

Google previewThe Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of South America (2015)

by Phil Gunson, Andrew Thompson, Greg Chamberlain

The COB has never been affiliated to any international body, but has close links with the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and its Latin American wing, CPUSTAL. It has from the beginning been the strongest challenger to the power ...

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It is a cob stripped of maize in an ashpit.
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Scrabble value of C3O1B3

The value of this 3-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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