See also: RIB

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪb/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪb

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English rib, ribbe, from Old English ribb (rib), from Proto-Germanic *ribją (rib, reef), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rebʰ- (arch, ceiling, cover). Cognate with Dutch rib (rib), Norwegian ribbe (sparerib), Norwegian ribben (rib), Low German ribbe (rib), German Rippe (rib), Old Norse rif (rib, reef), Serbo-Croatian rèbro (rib).

NounEdit

 
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rib (plural ribs)

  1. Any of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and other animals and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum
  2. A part or piece, similar to a rib, and serving to shape or support something
  3. A cut of meat enclosing one or more rib bones
  4. (nautical) Any of several curved members attached to a ship's keel and extending upward and outward to form the framework of the hull
  5. Any of several transverse pieces that provide an aircraft wing with shape and strength
  6. (architecture) A long, narrow, usually arched member projecting from the surface of a structure, especially such a member separating the webs of a vault
  7. (knitting) A raised ridge in knitted material or in cloth
  8. (botany) The main, or any of the prominent veins of a leaf
  9. A teasing joke
  10. (Ireland, colloquial) A single strand of hair.
  11. A stalk of celery.
  12. (archaic, literary, humorous) A wife or woman.
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VerbEdit

rib (third-person singular simple present ribs, present participle ribbing, simple past and past participle ribbed)

  1. To shape, support, or provide something with a rib or ribs.
  2. To tease or make fun of someone in a good-natured way.
    He always gets ribbed for his outrageous shirts.
  3. To enclose, as if with ribs, and protect; to shut in.
  4. (transitive) To leave strips of undisturbed ground between the furrows in ploughing (land).
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English ribbe, from Old English ribbe (hound's-tongue).

NounEdit

rib (plural ribs)

  1. (botany) Hound's-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale).
  2. (botany) Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita).
  3. (botany) Watercress (Nasturtium officinale).

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch ribbe, from Old Dutch *ribba, from Proto-Germanic *ribjō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rib m (plural ribben, diminutive ribje n)

  1. rib
    Je kunt haar ribben tellen.You can count her ribs.
    Dat is een rib uit mijn lijf.That's a rib from my body.
  2. a truss (wooden frame)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: rib

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

rib (past rib, future ribidh, verbal noun ribeadh, past participle ribte)

  1. trap, ensnare

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YapeseEdit

AdverbEdit

rib

  1. very

ZhuangEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *C̬.lepᴰ (fingernail; toenail). Cognate with Thai เล็บ (lép), Lao ເລັບ (lep), Shan ၼဵပ်ႉ (nḛ̂p), Ahom 𑜎𑜢𑜆𑜫 (lip), Saek หลี้บ.

NounEdit

rib (old orthography rib, Sawndip forms 𭻎, 𭶫)

  1. nail (on fingers and toes)
    Synonym: gyaep (dialectal)
  2. claw; talon
    Synonym: nyauj
  3. hoof
    Synonym: ve

Etymology 2Edit

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VerbEdit

rib (old orthography rib)

  1. to clean up; to tidy up
  2. to confiscate