hobgoblin

  • 1 Hobgoblin — steht für: ein grünes Fabelwesen, siehe Kobold eine Figur aus dem Marvel Universum, siehe Figuren aus dem Marvel Universum#Hobgoblin den Film Hobgoblins (1988) den Film Hobgoblins 2 (2008) einen Comic von John Romita junior, siehe Hobgoblin… …

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  • 2 Hobgoblin — Hob gob lin, n. [See 2d Hob, and {Goblin}.] A frightful goblin; an imp; a bugaboo; also, a name formerly given to the household spirit, Robin Goodfellow. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Hobgoblin — Hobgoblin, in Cornwallis Name des Kobolds …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 4 hobgoblin — 1520s, from hob elf, from Hobbe, a variant of Rob (Cf. Hick for Richard, Hodge for Rodger, etc.), short for Robin Goodfellow, elf character in German folklore, + GOBLIN (Cf. goblin) …

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  • 5 hobgoblin — [n] mischievous goblin bogeyman, brownie, elf, fairy, fay, imp, leprechaun, pixie, puck, sprite; concept 370 …

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  • 6 hobgoblin — ► NOUN ▪ a mischievous imp. ORIGIN from hob, familiar form of the names Robin and Robert, used in the sense «country fellow» …

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  • 7 hobgoblin — [häb′gäb΄lin] n. [ HOB2, sense 2 + GOBLIN] 1. an elf; goblin 2. a frightening apparition; bogy; bugbear 3. [H ] Robin Goodfellow; Puck …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Hobgoblin — Infobox Paranormalcreatures Creature Name = Hobgoblin Image Caption = Grouping = Mythological creature Fairy Goblin Possibilities = AKA = Country = Region = Europe Habitat = First Reported = In folklore Last Sighted = Status =… …

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  • 10 hobgoblin — UK [ˌhɒbˈɡɒblɪn] / US [hɑbˈɡɑblɪn] noun [countable] Word forms hobgoblin : singular hobgoblin plural hobgoblins a small ugly creature in children s stories who harms or tricks people …

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  • 11 hobgoblin —    This common Elizabethan variant on the name hob could be used for helpful household fairies, as when Robert Burton writes of Hobgoblins and Robin Goodfellows that would, in these superstitious times, grinde corne for a mess of milk, cut wood,… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 12 hobgoblin — noun Etymology: 1hob Date: 1530 1. a mischievous goblin 2. bogey 2, bugaboo …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 hobgoblin — /hob gob lin/, n. 1. something causing superstitious fear; a bogy. 2. a mischievous goblin. 3. (cap.) Puck (def. 1). [1520 30; HOB2 + GOBLIN] * * * …

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  • 14 hobgoblin — noun a) A small, ugly goblin that makes trouble for humans b) A source of dread, fear or apprehension; a bugbear …

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  • 15 hobgoblin — Synonyms and related words: Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf man, bogey, bogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear, fee faw fum, frightener, ghost, ghoul, goblin, hob, holy terror, horror, incubus, monster, nightmare, ogre, ogress, ouphe, phantom, revenant,… …

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  • 16 hobgoblin — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. imp, gremlin; bugaboo, bugbear. See fear, demon. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. imp, ghost, ogre; see bugbear , fairy 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. bogey, bugbear, apparition, evil spirit, *spook,… …

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  • 17 hobgoblin — hob|gob|lin [hɔbˈgɔblın, ˈhɔbgɔb US ˈha:bga:b ] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: hob bad spirit (15 19 centuries) (from Hob, a man s name, from Robert) + goblin] a ↑goblin …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 hobgoblin — hob|gob|lin [ hab gablın ] noun count a small ugly creature in children s stories who harms or tricks people …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 hobgoblin —    See goblin …

    Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • 20 hobgoblin — hob·gob·lin || hÉ‘bgÉ‘blɪn / hÉ’bgÉ’b n. goblin, elf, sprite …

    English contemporary dictionary