a rounded projecting part; specif.,
- the fleshy lower part of the human ear
- any of the main divisions of an organ separated by fissures, etc.: a lobe of the brain, lung, or liver
- any of the major divisions of a simple leaf that is not divided completely to the midrib or base
Origin of lobeFrench ; from Late Latin lobus ; from Classical Greek lobos ; from Indo-European base an unverified form lob-, variant, variety of an unverified form leb-, to hang down from source lap, sleep
- A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part: the lobe of an ear.
- A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries.
Origin of lobeMiddle English, from Old French, from Late Latin lobus, hull, pod, from Greek lobos, lobe, pod.