See also: Obs and obs.

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • obs. (especially in the sense "obsolete")

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

obs

  1. Abbreviation of obsolete (as a gloss for words in dictionaries)
  2. Abbreviation of observed

NounEdit

obs pl (plural only)

  1. (medicine) Observation(s) (blood pressure, temperature, etc).

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

obs (uncountable)

  1. (slang) police observation
    Synonym: obbo
    • 2017, Jimmy Donnelly, Jimmy The Weed: Inside the Quality Street Gang
      But I now knew I was under obs by the Gardai as well as by GMP.
    • 2018, Paige Elizabeth Turner, Clock Face of Ills
      Had you under obs for three weeks.
  2. An observation hut.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

obs

  1. plural of ob

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔps/
  • Hyphenation: obs

Etymology 1Edit

ob +‎ es

ContractionEdit

obs

  1. Contraction of ob es.
    • 1843, Brothers Grimm, “Fundevogel”, in Kinder- und Haus-Märchen, Band 1[1], 5th edition, page 298:
      Es war einmal ein Förster, der gieng in den Wald auf die Jagd, und wie er in den Wald kam, hörte er schreien, als obs ein kleines Kind wäre, und gieng dem Schreien nach, da sah er endlich einen hohen Baum, und oben darauf saß ein kleines Kind.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

obs

  1. singular imperative of obsen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of obsen

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of observant.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

obs (singular and plural obs)

  1. (predicative, chiefly with ) attentive, aware, careful
    å vera obs på det
    to be aware of it

ReferencesEdit

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SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

obs

  1. Abbreviation of observera (nota bene).

AnagramsEdit


VolapükEdit

PronounEdit

obs

  1. we (first-person plural, nominative) (nominative plural of ob)