JIBE

shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe

(noun) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; “his parting shot was ‘drop dead’”; “she threw shafts of sarcasm”; “she takes a dig at me every chance she gets”

jibe, gybe, jib, change course

(verb) shift from one side of the ship to the other; “The sail jibbed wildly”

match, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe, tally, agree

(verb) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; “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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

jibe (plural jibes)

A facetious or insulting remark; a jeer, a taunt.

Verb

jibe (third-person singular simple present jibes, present participle jibing, simple past and past participle jibed)

(transitive) To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride, to mock, to taunt.

Synonym: flout

(transitive) To say in a mocking or taunting manner.

(intransitive) To make a mocking remark or remarks; to jeer.

Etymology 2

Verb

jibe (third-person singular simple present jibes, present participle jibing, simple past and past participle jibed)

(intransitive, Canada, US, informal) To accord or agree.

Usage notes

Jibe and jive have been used interchangeably in the US to indicate the concept “to accord or agree”. While one recent dictionary accepts this usage of jive, most sources consider it to be in error.

Etymology 3

Noun

jibe (plural jibes)

(nautical, now, chiefly, US) Alternative spelling of gybe

Verb

jibe (third-person singular simple present jibes, present participle jibing, simple past and past participle jibed)

(nautical, now, chiefly, US) Alternative spelling of gybe

Source: Wiktionary


Jibe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jibed; p. pr. & vb. n. Jibing.] Etym: [Cf. Dan. gibbe, D. gijpen, v. i., and dial. Sw. gippa to jerk. Cf. Jib, n. & v. i.] (Naut.)

Definition: To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See Gybe.

Jibe, v. i.

1. (Naut.)

Definition: To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See Jibe, v. t., and Gybe.

2. To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq.] Bartlett.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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