Share this entry

Share this page


Definition of ob- in English:


1Denoting exposure or openness: obverse
2Denoting opposition, hostility, or resistance: opponent


from Latin ob 'towards, against, in the way of'.


Ob- occurs mainly in words of Latin origin; it is also found assimilated in the following forms: oc- before c; of- before f; op- before p.

Definition of ob- in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coxcomb
Pronunciation: ˈkɒkskəʊm
a vain and conceited man; a dandy