adjective, Veterinary Medicine.
(of a cat) castrated.
a hooked prolongation that develops during the spawning season on the lower jaw of a male salmon or trout.
(in carpentry or ironwork) a heavy metal strap for fastening two members together.
verb (used with object), gibbed, gibbing.
to fasten (parts) together by means of a gib.
a metal wedge, pad, or thrust bearing, esp a brass plate let into a steam engine crosshead
verb gibs, gibbing, gibbed
(transitive) to fasten or supply with a gib
a male cat, esp a castrated one
an informal name for Gibraltar
familiar abbreviation of Gilbert. As a typical name for a cat, from c.1400.
type of iron hook, 1560s, of unknown origin. As a piece of wood or metal to hold something else in place, from 1795.
[1980s+; fr good in bed]
[jib-er, gib-] /ˈdʒɪb ər, ˈgɪb-/ verb (used without object) 1. to speak inarticulately or meaninglessly. 2. to speak foolishly; chatter. noun 3. gibbering utterance. /ˈdʒɪbə/ verb 1. to utter rapidly and unintelligibly; prattle 2. (intransitive) (of monkeys and related animals) to make characteristic chattering sounds noun 3. a less common word for gibberish /ˈɡɪbə/ noun […]
/ˈɡɪbəd/ noun 1. Sir Frederick. 1908–84, British architect and town planner. His buildings include the Liverpool Roman Catholic cathedral (1960–67) and the Regent’s Park Mosque in London (1977). Harlow in the U.K. and Santa Teresa in Venezuela were built to his plans
[jib-uh-rel-ik, jib-] /ˈdʒɪb əˈrɛl ɪk, ˌdʒɪb-/ noun 1. a gibberellin C 18 H 21 O 4 COOH, produced as a metabolite by the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi, used as a stimulator of plant growth. /ˌdʒɪbəˈrɛlɪk/ noun 1. a slightly soluble crystalline plant hormone first isolated from the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi: a gibberellin. Formula: C19H22O6 gibberellic acid […]
[jib-uh-rel-in] /ˌdʒɪb əˈrɛl ɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of a class of growth hormones occurring in fungi and plants. /ˌdʒɪbəˈrɛlɪn/ noun 1. any of several plant hormones, including gibberellic acid, whose main action is to cause elongation of the stem: used in promoting the growth of plants, in the malting of barley, etc gibberellin (jĭb’ə-rěl’ĭn) […]