- a drop or small lump of a thick, viscous substance: a blob of jelly
- a small spot or splash of color
- something of vague or indefinite form: a hazy blob on the horizon
Origin of blobsee bleb
transitive verbblobbed, blob′bing
- A soft, amorphous mass.
- A daub, as of color.
transitive verbblobbed, blob·bing, blobs
Origin of blobFrom Middle English blober bubble, bubbling probably of imitative origin
- A shapeless or amorphous mass; a vague shape or amount, especially of a liquid or semisolid substance; a clump, group or collection that lacks definite shape.
- In astronomy, a large cloud of gas. In particular, an extended Lyman-Alpha blob is a huge body of gas that may be the precursor to a galaxy.
- (dialect) A bubble, a bleb.
- A small freshwater fish (Uranidea richardsoni); the miller's thumb.
blob - Computer Definition
(Binary Large OBject) A database field that holds any digitized information, including text, images, audio and video. Also known simply as a "large object" or LOB, a BLOB may have a huge storage capacity. BLOB content is generally created once and viewed many times, and it is rarely edited, but it is occasionally deleted. Generally Opaque to the DBMS The contents of a BLOB are generally unknown to the database management system (DBMS) that supports them. An application must create and edit the content, while the DBMS stores it. Contrast with CLOB. See object database and relational database.