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JIBE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jibe mean? 

JIBE (noun)
  The noun JIBE has 1 sense:

1. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

  Familiarity information: JIBE used as a noun is very rare.


JIBE (verb)
  The verb JIBE has 2 senses:

1. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
2. shift from one side of the ship to the other

  Familiarity information: JIBE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JIBE (noun)


Sense 1jibe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

barb; gibe; jibe; dig; shaft; slam; shot

Context examples:

his parting shot was 'drop dead' / she threw shafts of sarcasm / she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Hypernyms ("jibe" is a kind of...):

comment; remark (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jibe"):

cheap shot (an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person)


JIBE (verb)


Sense 1jibe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

correspond; gibe; jibe; match; tally; agree; fit; check

Context examples:

The two stories don't agree in many details / The handwriting checks with the signature on the check / The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

Hypernyms (to "jibe" is one way to...):

be; equal (be identical or equivalent to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "jibe"):

adhere (be compatible or in accordance with)

pattern (form a pattern)

accord; agree; concord; consort; fit in; harmonise; harmonize (go together)

befit; beseem; suit (accord or comport with)

homologize (be homologous)

conform to; fit; meet (satisfy a condition or restriction)

resemble (appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to)

bear out; corroborate; support; underpin (support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm)

square (be compatible with)

duplicate; parallel; twin (duplicate or match)

parallel (be parallel to)

correlate (to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation)

align (align with; be or come into adjustment)

coincide (be the same)

answer (match or correspond)

look (accord in appearance with)

consist (be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous)

rhyme; rime (be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2jibe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shift from one side of the ship to the other

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

change course; gybe; jibe; jib

Context example:

The sail jibbed wildly

Hypernyms (to "jibe" is one way to...):

sail (travel in a boat propelled by wind)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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