dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


7 definitions found
 for SOB
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sob \Sob\ (s[o^]b), v. t. [See Sop.]
     To soak. [Obs.] --Mortimer.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sob \Sob\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sobbed (s[o^]bd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Sobbing.] [OE. sobben; akin to AS. se['o]fian,
     si['o]fian, to complain, bewail, se['o]fung, si['o]fung,
     sobbing, lamentation; cf. OHG. s[=u]ft[=o]n, s[=u]ftj[=o]n,
     to sigh, MHG. siuften, siufzen, G. seufzen, MHG. s[=u]ft a
     sigh, properly, a drawing in of breath, from s[=u]fen to
     drink, OHG. s[=u]fan. Cf. Sup.]
     To sigh with a sudden heaving of the breast, or with a kind
     of convulsive motion; to sigh with tears, and with a
     convulsive drawing in of the breath.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Sobbing is the same thing [as sighing], stronger.
                                                    --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           She sighed, she sobbed, and, furious with despair.
           She rent her garments, and she tore her hair. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sob \Sob\, n.
     1. The act of sobbing; a convulsive sigh, or inspiration of
        the breath, as in sorrow.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Break, heart, or choke with sobs my hated breath.
                                                    --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Any sorrowful cry or sound.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The tremulous sob of the complaining owl.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  SOB
      n 1: a dyspneic condition [syn: shortness of breath, SOB,
           breathlessness]
      2: insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or
         irritating or ridiculous [syn: asshole, bastard,
         cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker,
         motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB]
      3: convulsive gasp made while weeping [syn: sob, sobbing]
      v 1: weep convulsively; "He was sobbing inconsolably"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "sob":
     bark, bawl, bellow, blare, blat, blubber, boohoo, boom, bray,
     break down, breathe, burst into tears, buzz, cackle, chant, chirp,
     coo, crow, cry, dissolve in tears, dolorous tirade, drawl, drone,
     drop a tear, exclaim, flute, gabble, gasp, gibber, greet, groan,
     growl, grunt, hiss, howl, jabber, jeremiad, keen, lament, lilt,
     maunder, moan, mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter, outcry, pant, pipe,
     plaint, planctus, roar, rumble, scream, screech, shed tears,
     shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, snap, snarl, snivel, snort, sough,
     speak incoherently, splutter, sputter, squall, squawk, squeal,
     susurrate, thunder, tirade, trumpet, twang, ululation, wail,
     wail of woe, warble, weep, whimper, whine, whisper, whistle, yap,
     yawp, yell, yelp, yowl
  
  

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "SOB":
     bastard, bugger, creep, fart, heel, hood, hooligan, jerk, louse,
     meanie, mother, pill, rat, shit, shithead, shitheel, stinkard,
     stinker, turd
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  SOB
         Start Of Block
         

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229