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Definition of the noun bob

What does bob mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bobs / bob (money)

  1. a former monetary unit in Great Britain
  2. a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
  3. a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
  4. a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: weight = an artifact that is heavy
    • more specific terms:
    • part of: pendulum = an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity
  5. a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
  6. a short or shortened tail of certain animals
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of bob: bobtail / dock
    • more generic word: tail = the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  7. a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)
    • example: he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: inclination / inclining = the act of inclining

Alternative definition of the noun bob


  1. A bobbing motion.
  2. A bobber.
  3. A curtsy.
  4. A bob haircut.
  5. The dangling mass of a pendulum or plumb line.
  6. The docked tail of a horse.
  7. A short line ending a stanza of a poem.
  8. The short runner of a sled.
  9. A shilling.
  10. An unspecified amount of money.
  11. abbreviation of shishkabob
  12. [computer graphics] A graphical element, resembling a hardware sprite, that can be blitted around the screen in large numbers.

Definition of the verb bob

What does bob mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bobbed, bobbing

  1. move up and down repeatedly
  2. ride a bobsled
  3. remove or shorten the tail of an animal
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of bob: dock / tail
    • more generic word: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument
  4. make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]The princess curtseyed
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]The princess curtseyed her assent
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]The princess curtsied her assent to the queen
      [Agent - being] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]The princess curtseyed to the queen

      Verbs Involving the Body (with the same syntax): bow, curtsey, genuflect, kneel, salaam, salute.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of bob: curtsy
    • more generic words: greet / recognise / recognize = express greetings upon meeting someone
    • entailment: bow / bow down = bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
  5. cut hair in the style of a bob

Alternative definition of the verb bob


  1. [intransitive] To move gently and vertically, in either a single motion or repeatedly up and down, at or near the surface of a body of water.
  2. [transitive] To move (something) as though it were bobbing in water.
  3. To curtsy.
  4. [transitive] To cut (hair) into a bob haircut.
  5. [transitive] To shorten by cutting; to dock; to crop
  6. Short form of bobsleigh


  1. Bob a.k.a. Bob Marley: Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.
  2. Bob a.k.a. Robert De Niro is an American actor and film producer, who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets. In 1974, after being turned down for the role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, he was cast as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  3. Bob a.k.a. Robert Downey Jr.: Robert John Downey, Jr. is an American actor, filmmaker, and singer. Making his screen debut at the age of five, appearing in his father Robert Downey, Sr.'s film Pound, he has appeared in roles associated with the Brat Pack, such as Less Than Zero and Weird Science. Other films he has starred in include Air America, Soapdish, and Natural Born Killers. He starred as Charlie Chaplin, the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
  4. Bob a.k.a. Robert Redford: Charles Robert Redford Jr., better known as Robert Redford, is an American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and a founder of the Sundance Film Festival. He has received two Academy Awards: one in 1981 for directing Ordinary People, and one for Lifetime Achievement in 2002. In 2010, he was awarded French Knighthood in the Legion d'Honneur.
  5. Bob a.k.a. Kid Rock: Robert James Ritchie, known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-Instrumentalist, producer, and actor. His 1998 studio album Devil Without a Cause sold 13 million copies worldwide. He is a five-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold 25 million albums in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. The RIAA certified him selling 23.5 million albums. He was Soundscan's number one selling male solo musician of the 2000s, selling 17.6 million albums; he was 17th overall for the decade.
  6. Bob a.k.a. Bob Hope: Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS, was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning over 60 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards fourteen times, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles and was the author of fourteen books.
  7. Bob a.k.a. Bob Seger: Robert Clark "Bob" Seger is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the "System" from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with various other bands. In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band, a group of Detroit-area musicians, with whom he became most successful on the national level with the album Live Bullet, recorded live with the Silver Bullet Band in 1975 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. In 1976, he achieved a national breakout with the studio album Night Moves. On his studio albums, he also worked extensively with the Alabama-based Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, which appeared on several of Seger's best-selling singles and albums.
  8. Bob a.k.a. Robert Mitchum: Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was an American film actor, author, composer and singer. He is rated #23 on the American Film Institute's list of the 50 greatest American screen legends of all time. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir style, and is considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. He may be best-remembered for his roles in such films as The Story of G.I. Joe, Crossfire, Out of the Past, The Night of the Hunter, and Cape Fear.
  9. Bob a.k.a. Bob Newhart: George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart—it remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! was also a massive success, and the two albums held the Billboard number one and number two spots simultaneously.
  10. Bob a.k.a. Robert Altman: Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective unlike most Hollywood films. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in history.
  11. Bob a.k.a. Bob Sapp: Robert Malcolm "Bob" Sapp is an American professional wrestler, actor, comedian and former American football player best known for his career as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist. Sapp has a combined fight record of 22–35–1, mostly fighting in Japan. He is well known in Japan, where he has appeared in numerous commercials, television programs, and various other media, and has released a music CD, It's Sapp Time. He also appeared in an episode of the HBO program Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
  12. Bob a.k.a. Robert Zemeckis: Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Zemeckis first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director and creator of the comedic time-travel Back to the Future film series, as well as the Academy Award-winning live-action/animated family comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit, though in the 1990s he diversified into more dramatic fare, including 1994's Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director.
  13. Bob a.k.a. Robert Taylor was an American film and television actor who was one of the most popular leading men of his time.
  14. Bob a.k.a. Robert Conrad is an American film and television actor, best known for his role in the 1965–1969 CBS television series The Wild Wild West, playing the sophisticated Secret Service agent James T. West. He also portrayed World War II ace Pappy Boyington in the television series Black Sheep Squadron. He was a recording artist of pop/rock songs in the early 1960s as Bob Conrad before he began his acting career. He has hosted a weekly two hour national radio show on CRN Digital Talk Radio.
  15. Bob a.k.a. Robert Stack was a multilingual American actor and television host. In addition to acting in more than 40 feature films, he starred in the 1959–63 television series The Untouchables and later hosted Unsolved Mysteries from 1987 until 2002.
  16. Bob a.k.a. Robert Picardo is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's China Beach, the Emergency Medical Hologram, also known as The Doctor, on UPN's Star Trek: Voyager, The Cowboy in Innerspace, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years, Ben Wheeler in Wagons East, and as Richard Woolsey in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe.
  17. Bob a.k.a. Bob Wills: James Robert Wills, better known as Bob Wills, was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader.
  18. Bob a.k.a. Magnus Uggla: Per Allan Magnus Claësson Uggla is a Swedish artist, composer, actor, and occasional radio host known for his satirical lyrics.
    • also known as Per Allan Magnus Claesson Uggla
    • born on (61 years ago) in Stockholm, child of Claës Uggla and Madeleine Thiel
    • nationality: Sweden
    • profession: Actor
    • member of musical groups:
    • Marriage with Louise Klyger since
    • parent of
    • genres: Rock music, Pop music, Punk rock, Glam rock
    • albums: "Om Bobbo Viking", "Livets Teater", "Va ska man ta livet av sig för när man ändå inte får höra snacket efteråt", "Vittring", "Den ljusnande framtid är vår", "Godkänd Pirat - Live", "Välkommen Till Folkhemmet", "Retrospektivt Collage", "Den döende dandyn", "Allting som ni gör kan jag göra bättre", "35-åringen", "Alla får påsar", "100% Uggla", "Karaoke", "Där jag är e're alltid bäst", "Klassiska mästerverk", "Den tatuerade generationen", "Ett bedårande barn av sin tid", "Pom pom (Magnus Ugglas fanfar)", "Pärlor åt svinen", "Collection", "Magnus Uggla! 1975-1979", "1975-2008", "Jag Mår Illa", "Magnus Uggla band sjunger schlagers", "Kung För En Dag", "Innan filmen tagit slut…", "Karl Gerhard passerar i revy", "Magnus den store"
    • filmography:
    • award: - Karamelodiktstipendiet
    • official website:
  19. Bob a.k.a. Robert Forster is an American actor, best known for his roles as John Cassellis in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool and Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, the latter of which gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He has recently appeared as George Clooney's father-in-law in Alexander Payne's The Descendants and as an Army general in Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen. He is a member of the Triple Nine Society.
  20. Bob a.k.a. Bob Uecker: Robert George "Bob" Uecker is a retired American Major League Baseball player, later a sportscaster, comedian and actor. Uecker was given the title of "Mr. Baseball" by TV talk show host Johnny Carson. Since 1971 Uecker has served as a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts.
  21. Bob a.k.a. Robert Cummings: Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings was an American film and television actor known mainly for his roles in comedy films such as The Devil and Miss Jones and Princess O'Rourke, but was also effective in drama films, especially two Alfred Hitchcock films, Saboteur and Dial M for Murder. Cummings received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Single Performance in 1955. In 1960, he received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for motion pictures and television.
  22. Bob a.k.a. Robert Montgomery was an American film and television actor, director and producer. He was also the father of actress Elizabeth Montgomery.
  23. Bob a.k.a. Sergei Bobrovsky is an athlete, ice hockey player, olympic athlete.
  24. Bob a.k.a. Bob Monkhouse: Robert Alan "Bob" Monkhouse, OBE was a British entertainer. He was a successful comedy writer, comedian and actor and was also well known on television as a presenter and game show host.
  25. Bob a.k.a. Robert Wise: Robert Earl Wise was an American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story and The Sound of Music. He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane and directed and produced The Sand Pebbles, which was nominated for Best Picture.
  26. Bob a.k.a. Robert Wahlberg: Robert G. Wahlberg is an American actor who has appeared in films such as Southie, Mystic River, and The Departed.
  27. Bob a.k.a. Robert Benchley: Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from New York City and his peers at the Algonquin Round Table to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry.
  28. Bob a.k.a. Whittaker Chambers, born Jay Vivian Chambers and also known as David Whittaker Chambers, was an American writer and editor. After he was a Communist Party USA member and Soviet spy, he renounced communism, became an outspoken opponent, and testified at Alger Hiss's perjury and espionage trial. He described both events in his book Witness, published in 1952.
  29. Bob a.k.a. Bob Clampett: Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett was an American animator, producer, director, and puppeteer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes animated series from Warner Bros., and the television shows Time for Beany and Beany and Cecil. Clampett was born and raised not far from Hollywood, and early on expressed an interest in animation and puppetry. After leaving high school a few months shy of graduating in 1931, Clampett joined the team at Harman-Ising Productions and began working on the studio's newest short subjects, titled Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.
  30. Bob a.k.a. Bob Welch: Robert Lawrence "Bob" Welch was an American musician. A former member of Fleetwood Mac, Welch had a successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included "Hot Love, Cold World", "Ebony Eyes", "Precious Love", and his signature "Sentimental Lady".
  31. Bob a.k.a. Bob Weinstein: Robert "Bob" Weinstein is an American film producer. He is the founder and head of Dimension Films, former co-chairman of Miramax Films, and current head, with his brother Harvey Weinstein, of The Weinstein Company. Of the two Weinstein brothers, Bob has a reputation as the quieter of the two, and has focused on making commercially successful action and horror films.
  32. Bob a.k.a. Robert Aldrich: Robert Burgess Aldrich was an American film director, writer and producer, notable for such films as Vera Cruz, Kiss Me Deadly, The Big Knife, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, and The Longest Yard. Film critic John Patterson summarized his career in 2012: "He was a punchy, caustic, macho and pessimistic director, who depicted corruption and evil unflinchingly, and pushed limits on violence throughout his career. His aggressive and pugnacious film-making style, often crass and crude, but never less than utterly vital and alive, warrants – and will richly reward – your immediate attention.
  33. Bob a.k.a. Robert Baer: Robert Booker "Bob" Baer is an American author and a former CIA case officer who was primarily assigned to the Middle East.
  34. Bob a.k.a. Bob Mortimer: Robert Renwick "Bob" Mortimer is an English comedian and actor, best known for his double act with Vic Reeves. He owns the independent production company Pett Productions with Reeves and Lisa Clark and is the voice of Churchill the Dog in adverts for Churchill Insurance.
  35. Bob a.k.a. Bob Daisley: Robert John "Bob" Daisley is an Australian musician and author. A bassist and songwriter, he has performed with numerous acts since the 1970s, most notably Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore and Uriah Heep.
  36. Bob a.k.a. Bob Clark: Benjamin "Bob" Clark was an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer best known for directing and writing the script with Jean Shepherd to the 1983 Christmas film A Christmas Story. Although he worked primarily in the United States, from 1973 to 1983 he worked in Canada and was responsible for some of most successful films in Canadian history such as Black Christmas, Murder by Decree, Tribute, and Porky's.
  37. Bob a.k.a. Robert McKimson: Robert Porter "Bob" McKimson, Sr. was an American animator, illustrator, and director best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros., and later DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. He was also well known for defining Bugs Bunny's look in 1943.
  38. Bob a.k.a. Robert Downey, Sr.: Robert John Downey, Sr., is an American actor and filmmaker, and the father of actor Robert Downey, Jr. He is best known as an underground filmmaker, serving as director and/or writer of such cult classics as Putney Swope, a satire on the New York Madison Avenue advertising world. According to film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon, Downey's films during the 1960s were "strictly take-no-prisoners affairs, with minimal budgets and outrageous satire, effectively pushing forward the countercultural agenda of the day.
  39. Bob a.k.a. Robert Richardson: Robert Bridge Richardson, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer. He has won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times, for his work on JFK, The Aviator, and Hugo. Richardson is and has been a frequent collaborator for several directors, including Oliver Stone, John Sayles, Errol Morris, Quentin Tarantino, and Martin Scorsese. He is one of two living persons who won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times, the other being Vittorio Storaro.
  40. Bob a.k.a. Bob Beckel: Robert Gilliland "Bob" Beckel is an American political pundit and former political operative. He is an analyst on the Fox News Channel, where he co-hosts The Five. He is also a columnist for USA Today where he writes articles with friend and political opposite Cal Thomas in the style of "point–counterpoint".
  41. Bob a.k.a. Robert Rossen was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer whose film career spanned almost three decades.
  42. Bob a.k.a. Bob Sanders: Demond "Bob" Sanders is an American former professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League for eight seasons. He played college football for the University of Iowa. Sanders was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft, and also played for the NFL's San Diego Chargers. He was named AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 and is known for being the integral part of the Colts' postseason defense that led the team to a victory in Super Bowl XLI. He was nicknamed "The Hitman" because of his hard hits and tackles, and was also called "The Eraser" by former Colts' coach Tony Dungy because he tends to erase the mistakes of his teammates. However, he has also become known for his frequent injuries, having played over six games in a season only twice, in 2005 and 2007.
  43. Bob a.k.a. Robert Darnton is an American cultural historian and academic librarian who specialized in 18th-century France.
  44. Bob a.k.a. Robert Kelly is an Irish-American stand-up comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. He frequently performs at the Comedy Cellar. Robert Kelly often appears on The Opie and Anthony Show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and has also appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Premium Blend. He has a weekly podcast called You Know What Dude! featuring regulars comics Dan Soder, Louis J Gomez, Chris Scopo, Joe List, and Kelly Fastuca. In 2003, Kelly was voted the Breakthrough Performer of the Year on
  45. Bob a.k.a. Robert Shayne, born Robert Shaen Dawe, was an American actor.
  46. Bob a.k.a. Bob Tur: Zoey Tur is an American broadcast reporter and scientist best known for designing and building one of the first modern news helicopters used for live news reporting. As a broadcast reporter, and eventual 10,000 hour commercial pilot, Tur created the Los Angeles News Service with fellow reporter, and former wife, Marika Gerrard. Their news service was the first to use an AStar helicopter in a major city for the coverage of live breaking news, and the first to televise a high-speed police chase. Other noteworthy reporting included the attack on Reginald Denny during the L.A. Riots on April 29, 1992, and she was the first to locate and televise O.J. Simpson's infamous slow-speed chase in 1994.
  47. Bob a.k.a. Robert Horton is an American television actor, who was most noted for the role from 1957 to 1962 of the frontier scout Flint McCullough in the NBC Western television series, Wagon Train. His costars were Ward Bond, John McIntire, Terry Wilson, and Frank McGrath. Horton quit that series to pursue a career in musical theater. His Wagon Train role was superseded by that of Robert Fuller as the scout Cooper Smith, and thereafter the series moved to ABC.
  48. Bob a.k.a. Bob McCarron: Robert Junior "Bob" McCarron is an Australian medic and special effects prosthetic makeup artist who has worked on many international movies and television shows. He is most recognisable from his on-screen appearances as "Dr. Bob", in the UK series of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! and in the German version, Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!.
  49. Bob a.k.a. Bob Clendenin: Robert Treman "Bob" Clendenin is an American actor known for portraying Carl Dawson in the TBS series 10 Items or Less and Roy in the failed pilot turned Internet series Nobody's Watching. He also appeared in a recurring role as oncologist Dr. Paul Zeltzer in the TV series Scrubs, and the aptly named Slow Roger in My Name Is Earl.
  50. Bob a.k.a. Bobby Andrews: Robert Riu Andrews, popularly known as Bobby Andrews is a Filipino actor and former matinee idol. Starting out as a commercial model, he rose to fame when he teamed up with Angelu de Leon in the famous teen-oriented television show T.G.I.S. and its sequel Growing Up.
  51. Bob a.k.a. Robert Holmes: Robert Colin Holmes was an English television scriptwriter, who for over twenty-five years contributed to some of the most popular programmes screened in the UK. He is particularly remembered for his work on science fiction programmes, most notably his extensive contributions to Doctor Who. Holmes suffered ill-health from the early-1980s and died in mid-1986.
  52. Bob a.k.a. Bobby Anderson: Robert James "Bobby" Anderson was an American actor and television producer, most famous for his role as the young George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life.
  53. Bob a.k.a. Robert Shaye: Robert Kenneth Shaye, often referred to as Bob Shaye, is an American businessman, film producer, director and actor.
  54. Bob a.k.a. Robert Riskin was an American screenwriter and playwright, best known for his collaborations with director-producer Frank Capra.
  55. Bob a.k.a. Bob Irwin: Robert "Bob" Irwin is an Australian naturalist, animal conservationist, and a pioneering herpetologist who is also famous for his conservation and husbandry work with apex predators and reptiles. He is the father of Steve Irwin. He continues to campaign for wildlife and its environment through his foundation: Bob Irwin Wildlife and Conservation Foundation Inc.
  56. Bob a.k.a. Robert Cuccioli is an American actor and singer born in Hempstead, New York. He is best known for originating the lead dual title roles in the musical Jekyll and Hyde, for which he received a Tony Award nomination and won the Joseph Jefferson Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Fany Award.
  57. Bob a.k.a. Robert Foulk, sometimes known as Bob Foulk, was an American television and film character actor best remembered for having portrayed Sheriff H. Miller in the CBS series, Lassie, a role which he filled in eighteen episodes from 1958 to 1962.
  58. Bob a.k.a. Robert Easton was an American actor whose career in film and television spanned more than 60 years. His mastery of English dialect earned him the epithet "The Man of a Thousand Voices". For decades, he was a leading Hollywood dialogue or accent coach.
  59. Bob a.k.a. Robert Clarke: Robert Irby Clarke was an American actor best known for his cult classic science fiction films of the 1950s.
  60. Bob a.k.a. H. R. Haldeman: Harry Robbins "Bob" Haldeman was an American political aide and businessman, best known for his service as White House Chief of Staff to President Richard Nixon and his consequent involvement in the Watergate scandal. His intimate role in the Watergate cover-up precipitated his resignation from government; subsequent to which he was tried on counts of perjury, conspiracy and obstruction of justice; found guilty and imprisoned for 18 months. Upon his release he returned to private life and was a successful businessman until his death from cancer in 1993.
  61. Bob a.k.a. Ben Garant: Robert Ben Garant is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer.
  62. Bob a.k.a. Bobby Skinstad: Robert Brian Skinstad is a Zimbabwean-born South African rugby union player who has represented the national team, the Springboks, 42 times, scoring 55 points. He played in the positions of flanker and number eight. He stands 1.93 meters tall and weighs 104 kilograms.
  63. Bob a.k.a. Bob Elliott: Robert Brackett "Bob" Elliott is an American actor and comedian, formerly one-half of the comedy duo of Bob and Ray. He is the father of comedian/actor Chris Elliott and the grandfather of former Saturday Night Live cast member Abby Elliott.
  64. Bob a.k.a. R. G. Armstrong: Robert Golden Armstrong, Jr., known as R. G. Armstrong, was an American actor and playwright. A veteran character actor who appeared in dozens of Westerns over the course of his 40-year career, he may be best remembered for his work with director Sam Peckinpah.
  65. Bob a.k.a. Robert Kinoshita is an artist, art director, and set and production designer who worked in the American film and television industries from the 1950s through the early 1980s.
  66. Bob a.k.a. Robert Anderson: Robert Woodruff Anderson was an American playwright, screenwriter, and theater producer.
  67. Bob a.k.a. Bob Koherr: Bobby "Bob" Koherr is an American actor and director.
  68. Bob a.k.a. Robert Crandall: Robert Lloyd "Bob" Crandall is the former president and chairman of American Airlines. Called an industry legend by airline industry observers, Crandall has been the subject of several books and is a member of the Hall of Honor of the Conrad Hilton college.
  69. Bob a.k.a. Bob Weston: Robert Joseph "Bob" Weston was a British musician best known for his brief role as guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Fleetwood Mac.
  70. Bob a.k.a. Robert Z. Leonard: Robert Zigler Leonard was an American film director, actor, producer and screenwriter.
  71. Bob a.k.a. Bob Schooley: Robert "Bob" Schooley is an American screenwriter, television writer and television producer. He and Mark McCorkle are the creators of the animated television series Kim Possible, which aired on Disney Channel . He was also an executive producer of the series, as well as having written scripts for several episodes.
  72. Bob a.k.a. Bob Goody: Robert 'Bob' Goody is a British film and television actor, a writer and librettist and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  73. Bob a.k.a. Bob Brunning: Robert "Bob" Brunning was a British musician who was, as a small part of a long musical career, the original bass guitar player with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac.
  74. Bob a.k.a. Yuko Gibu is a Japanese voice actress who is not associated with any agency, although she was previously associated with Genki Project.
  75. Bob a.k.a. Bob Hilton: Robert Wesley "Bob" Hilton is an American television game show personality. He hosted The Guinness Game, a revival of Truth or Consequences and the 1990 revival of Let's Make a Deal, and announced on several other shows.
  76. Bob a.k.a. Robert Greenhut is an American film producer.
  77. Bob a.k.a. Bob Boyle: Robert "Bob" Boyle II is an American animator. He is the creator and executive producer of shows Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Yin Yang Yo!. He is also known for his work on the Nickelodeon shows Oh Yeah! Cartoons, The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom and Wow Wow Wubbzy!. He has also written and illustrated 2 children's books- Rosie & Rex and Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String.
  78. Bob a.k.a. Robert Dunham was an American actor, entrepreneur, writer, racecar driver, and a US Marine. He is probably best known for his role as Antonio, Emperor of Seatopia in Godzilla vs. Megalon; Dunham's biggest role would be that of Mark Jackson in the Japanese film, Dogora and Captain Martin in The Green Slime. Dunham was an American living in Japan during most of the country's "Golden Age" of cinema, and worked in films directed by Ishiro Honda, Jun Fukuda, and Kinji Fukasaku. He sometimes was billed as Dan Yuma or Danny Yuma.
  79. Bob a.k.a. Robert O. Ragland: Robert Oliver Ragland was an American film score composer.
  80. Bob a.k.a. Bob Wiltfong: Robert "Bob" Wiltfong is an American actor and comedian best known as a former correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He has also made appearances on Chappelle's Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Wiltfong was a real non-satirical newscaster for 10 years, making him the first correspondent on The Daily Show who really worked as a real news reporter. He subsequently exited the business after the September 11, 2001 attacks made him realize he did not enjoy his career. He also lost a friend of his on September 11, cameraman Glen Pettit.
  81. Bob a.k.a. Robert Arthur was an American motion picture actor who appeared in dozens of films in the 1940s and 1950s.
  82. Bob a.k.a. Rob Heydon is a Canadian film director of music videos, feature films and documentaries.
  83. Bob a.k.a. Robert F. McGowan: Robert Francis McGowan was an American film director and producer, best known as the senior director of the Our Gang short subjects film series from 1922 until 1933.

There are other people with in their name, like Bob All, Bob Ari, Bob Ash, Bob Bee, Bob Cea, Bob Coe, Bob Cox, Bob Coy, Bob Das, Bob Day and many others.


Bob were an Indie pop band from North London, England, formed in 1985.


  1. Bob is a fictional character in the Tekken fighting video game series, making his first appearance in the series in Tekken 6.
    • occupation: Martial artist
    • created by Namco
  2. Bob is a fictional character in the book series The Dresden Files and its TV series adaptation, in which he is portrayed by Terrence Mann.
    • also known as Hrothbert of Bainbridge
  3. Bob refers to a series of ASCII character that was created by Devon Ziegler in November of 2013 as a backlash against what he perceived to be restrictive and unfair measures with the YouTube Comments Protocol. Specifically the recent change that required someone to have an active Google+ account in order to post comments on YouTube. It is used to fight the terrible changes to YouTube through SPAM.

There are other characters with in their name, like Bob's, T-Bob, Bob Ho, Jim Bob, Two Bob, Bob Cain, Bob Cole, Bob Dick, Bob Dill, Bob Ford, Bob Funk, Bob Gage, Bob Gray, Bob Hale, Bob Hart, Bob Kane, Bob Lang, Bob Neal, Bob Owen.


  1. "BOB" a.k.a. "Syndicate" is an isometric real-time tactical game from Bullfrog Productions created in 1993. It is the first title in the Syndicate series. An expansion pack, Syndicate: American Revolt, a sequel, Syndicate Wars, and a reboot Syndicate have also been released. The original game and expansion pack were re-released together in 1996 as Syndicate Plus.
  2. Bob is a short-lived American television situation comedy which ran on CBS from September 18, 1992 until December 27, 1993. It was the third starring-vehicle sitcom for Bob Newhart, and proved to be far less successful than The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, his previous outings with the network. Bill Steinkellner, Cheri Steinkellner, and Phoef Sutton comprised the creative writing team behind the show. The series was produced by Paramount Television. All 33 half-hour episodes became available on DVD April 3, 2012.
  3. "Bob" is a 2010 short animation and comedy film written by Jacob Frey and Stefanie Ren and directed by Jacob Frey and Harry Fast.


Bob a.k.a. Bora Bora Airport, also known as Motu Mute Airport, is an airport serving the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. It is located on the islet of Motu Mute.


  1. Bob a.k.a. Bolivian boliviano: The boliviano is the currency of Bolivia. It is divided into 100 cents or centavos in Spanish. Boliviano was also the name of the currency of Bolivia between 1864 and 1963.
  2. Bob: A bob is the weight on the end of a pendulum most commonly, but not exclusively, found in pendulum clocks.
  3. BOB, or 4-bromo-2,5,beta-trimethoxyphenethylamine, is a lesser-known psychedelic drug. It is the beta-methoxy analog of 2C-B. BOB was first synthesized by Alexander Shulgin. In his book PiHKAL, the dosage range is listed as 10–20 mg, and the duration listed as 10–20 hours. BOB produces an altered state of consciousness, tinnitus, a pleasant tingling throughout the body, and a sense of awareness. Very little data exists about the pharmacological properties, metabolism, and toxicity of BOB.
    • also known as باب
  4. Bob a.k.a. Aweer language: Aweer, also known as Boni, is a Cushitic language spoken in Kenya. Historically known in the literature by the derogatory term Boni, the Aweer people are foragers traditionally subsisting on hunting, gathering, and collecting honey. Their ancestral lands range along the Kenyan coast from the Lamu and Ijara Districts into Southern Somalia's Badaade District.
    • also known as Aweer, Aweera, Waboni, Wata, Wata-bala, Bon, Wasanye, Ogoda, Waata, Sanye, Boni, Boni Language
  5. Bob is a nickname, generally for Robert.

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Google previewHard Times (2011)

by M. Anthony Phillips

Bob is the editor and chief of Gladiator Magazine, a boxing magazine that is facing extinction or a takeover by a rival company. Bob is a short man who indulges heavily in the accesses of life, including wine, women and expensive cigars.

Google preview52 Prepper Projects (2013)

A Project a Week to Help You Prepare for the Unpredictable by David Nash

BOB, bob, or B.o.B means “Bug Out Bag.” A BOB is a small bag ...

Google previewWriting, Grades 5 - 8 (2010)

by Cindy Barden

Bob walked the dog. (Bob is the subject, walked is the active ...

Google previewSymbolic Logic 4e (2016)

by Dr. Daniel Kern

Bob is a student Therefore, Bob is a human. In this argument, if the premises are true (which we will assume for the moment), the conclusion MUST be true, it cannot be false. So we say the support relationship here is absolute. Arguments in ...

Google previewThe Paramedic Exam Review (2012)

by Bob Elling, Kirsten M. Elling

Bob is a clinical instructor for Albany Medical Center assigned to teach in the paramedic program at Hudson Valley...

Bob is an author/coauthor of many CengageLearning titles in addition to Paramedic Exam Review, 36, including: Principles ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

BOB, n. 666 [Gee]. babag, a tassel: W. bagad, a cluster: Ger. bebe'n, to shake]: any small thing playing loosely at the end of a string; the float of a fishing-line which pops up and down; a knot of worms on a string used in fishing for eels; a blow; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the New York School Poets (2015)

American poet During the 1990s Bob Holman became one of the most visible advocates for poetry in the United States as producer of the cable channel MTV's "spoken word" videos and the Public Broadcasting Service television ...

Google previewThe Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia (2004)

by Russell Schneider

Bob Feller (1946) Home runs: 1942: Lou Boudreau ( Polo ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (2007)

by Michael Flood, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Bob Pease, Keith Pringle

Michael Flood, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Bob Pease, Keith Pringle. 'high reproductivevalue', a stringent criterion thatis relaxed for shortterm mateships. Reproductivevalueis a concept associated with demographic analysesof fitness ( survival ...

Google previewAussie Slang Dictionary (2012)

by John Blackman

bob Old slang term for what ...

Google previewDictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (1999)

by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter Willem van der Horst

Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter Willem van der Horst. ENTRIES. Ab - Father Abaddon Abba Father Abel Abomination Abraham Adam Adat Addirim — Noble Ones Adon —Lord Adonay *Lord; Yahweh Adonis Adrammelech Aeneas ...

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If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself. (Bob Dylan)
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Scrabble value of B3O1B3

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