Jibe



[jahyb] /dʒaɪb/ Nautical

verb (used without object), jibed, jibing.
1.
to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
2.
to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.
verb (used with object), jibed, jibing.
3.
to cause to jibe.
noun
4.
the act of jibing.
[jahyb] /dʒaɪb/
verb (used with or without object), jibed, jibing, noun
1.
1 .
[jahyb] /dʒaɪb/
verb (used without object), jibed, jibing.
1.
to be in harmony or accord; agree:
The report does not quite jibe with the commissioner’s observations.
[jahyb] /dʒaɪb/
verb (used without object), gibed, gibing.
1.
to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.
verb (used with object), gibed, gibing.
2.
to taunt; deride.
noun
3.
a taunting or sarcastic remark.
/dʒaɪb/
verb, noun
1.
(nautical) variants of gybe
/dʒaɪb/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of gibe1
/dʒaɪb/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (informal) to agree; accord; harmonize
/dʒaɪb/
verb
1.
to make jeering or scoffing remarks (at); taunt
noun
2.
a derisive or provoking remark
/dʒaɪb/
verb, noun (nautical)
1.
a variant spelling of gybe
v.

“agree, fit,” 1813, of unknown origin, perhaps a figurative extension of earlier jib, gybe (v.) “shift a sail or boom” (see jib). OED, however, suggests a phonetic variant of chime, as if meaning “to chime in with, to be in harmony.” Related: Jibed; jibes; jibing.
n.

1560s, perhaps from Middle French giber “to handle roughly,” or an alteration of gaber “to mock.”
v.

alternative spelling of jibe.

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