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Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Noun jibe has 1 sense

Verb jibe has 2 senses

  • jibe(v = verb.stative) agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, match, tally - 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"
  • is one way to be, equal
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  • jibe(v = verb.motion) change course, gybe, jib - shift from one side of the ship to the other; "The sail jibbed wildly"
  • is one way to sail
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s


jibev. t. [Cf. Dan. gibbe, D. gijpen, v. i., and dial. Sw. gippa to jerk. Cf. Jib, n. & v. i.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
jibev. i. 
  •  To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See Jibe, v. t., and Gybe.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To agree; to harmonize.  Bartlett.  [1913 Webster]


jibe, var. of GIBE.

jibe, US var. of GYBE.

jibe, v.intr. with) US colloq. agree; be in accord.

19th c.: orig. unkn.



about ship, accord, agree, alter, ameliorate, answer to, assent, assort with, back and fill, be changed, be consistent, be converted into, be of one, be renewed, be uniform with, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, bottom out, box off, break, bring about, bring round, cant, cant round, cast, cast about, change, change course, change the heading, check, checker, chime, chop, chop and change, cohere, coincide, come about, come around, come round, concur, conform, conform with, consist with, cooperate, correspond, degenerate, deteriorate, deviate, diverge, diversify, double a point, dovetail, fall in together, fetch about, fit in, fit together, flop, go, go about, go together, go with, gybe, hang together, harmonize, haul around, heave round, hit, hold together, improve, interlock, intersect, jibe all standing, lock, match, meliorate, miss stays, mitigate, modulate, mutate, overlap, parallel, ply, put about, put back, register, register with, respond to, revive, round a point, sheer, shift, sing in chorus, slew, sort with, square, square with, stand together, swerve, swing round, swing the stern, tack, take a turn, tally, throw about, turn, turn aside, turn back, turn into, turn the corner, undergo a change, vary, veer, warp, wear, wear ship, wind, worsen, yaw




N wit, humor, wittiness, sense of humor, attic wit, attic salt, atticism, salt, esprit, point, fancy, whim, drollery, pleasantry, farce, buffoonery, fooling, tomfoolery, shenanigan, harlequinade, broad farce, broad humor, fun, espieglerie, vis comica, jocularity, jocosity, jocoseness, facetiousness, waggery, waggishness, whimsicality, comicality, banter, badinage, retort, repartee, smartness, ready wit, quid- pro-quo, ridicule, jest, joke, jape, jibe, facetiae, levity, quips and cranks, capital joke, canorae nugae, standing jest, standing joke, private joke, conceit, quip, quirk, crank, quiddity, concetto, plaisanterie, brilliant idea, merry thought, bright thought, happy thought, sally, flash of wit, flash of merriment, scintillation, mot, mot pour rire, witticism, smart saying, bon-mot, jeu d'esprit, epigram, jest book, dry joke, quodlibet, cream of the jest, word-play, jeu de mots, play of words, play upon words, pun, punning, double entente, double entendre, quibble, verbal quibble, conundrum, anagram, acrostic, double acrostic, trifling, idle conceit, turlupinade, old joke, tired joke, flat joke, Joe Miller, witty, attic, quick-witted, nimble-witted, smart, jocular, jocose, humorous, facetious, waggish, whimsical, kidding, joking, puckish, playful, merry and wise, pleasant, sprightly, light, spirituel, sparkling, epigrammatic, full of point, ben trovato, comic, zany, madcap, funny, amusing, jokingly, in joke, in jest, in sport, in play, adhibenda est in jocando moderatio, gentle dullness ever loves a joke, leave this keen encounter of our wits, just joking, just kidding, surely you jest!.

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