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rib

 (rĭb)
n.
1. Anatomy
a. One of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum.
b. A similar bone in most vertebrates.
2. A part or piece similar to a rib and serving to shape or support: the rib of an umbrella.
3. A cut of meat enclosing one or more rib bones.
4. Nautical One of many curved members attached to a boat or ship's keel and extending upward and outward to form the framework of the hull.
5. One of many transverse pieces that provide an airplane 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. A raised ridge or wale in knitted material or in cloth.
8. Botany The main vein or any of the prominent veins of a leaf or other plant organ.
9. Slang A teasing remark or action; a joke.
tr.v. ribbed, rib·bing, ribs
1. To shape, support, or provide with a rib or ribs.
2. To make with ridges or raised markings.
3. Informal To tease or make fun of: ribbed my friend about losing the game.

[Middle English, from Old English ribb.]

rib

(rɪb)
n
1. (Anatomy) any of the 24 curved elastic arches of bone that together form the chest wall in man. All are attached behind to the thoracic part of the spinal column. Technical name: costa Compare true rib, false ribs, floating rib
2. (Zoology) the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. (Cookery) a cut of meat including one or more ribs
4. a part or element similar in function or appearance to a rib, esp a structural or supporting member or a raised strip or ridge
5. (Aeronautics) a structural member in a wing that extends from the leading edge to the trailing edge and maintains the shape of the wing surface
6. (Architecture) a projecting moulding or band on the underside of a vault or ceiling, which may be structural or ornamental
7. (Knitting & Sewing) one of a series of raised rows in knitted fabric. See also ribbing3
8. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a raised ornamental line on the spine of a book where the stitching runs across it
9. (Nautical Terms) any of the transverse stiffening timbers or joists forming the frame of a ship's hull
10. (Botany) any of the larger veins of a leaf
11. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a metal strip running along the top of the barrel of a shotgun or handgun and guiding the alignment of the sights
12. (Mining & Quarrying) a vein of ore in rock
13. (Physical Geography) a projecting ridge of a mountain; spur
vb (tr) , ribs, ribbing or ribbed
14. to furnish or support with a rib or ribs
15. to mark with or form into ribs or ridges
16. (Knitting & Sewing) to knit plain and purl stitches alternately in order to make raised rows in (knitting)
17. archaic to enclose with or as if with ribs
[Old English ribb; related to Old High German rippi, Old Norse rif reef1]
ˈribless adj
ˈribˌlike adj

rib

(rɪb)
vb, ribs, ribbing or ribbed
(tr) to tease or ridicule
n
a joke or hoax
[C20: short for rib-tickle (vb)]

rib1

(rɪb)

n., v. ribbed, rib•bing. n.
1. one of a series of curved bones that are articulated with the vertebrae and occur in pairs, 12 in humans, on each side of the vertebrate body, certain pairs being connected with the sternum and forming the thoracic wall.
2. a cut of meat containing a rib.
3. ribs, spareribs.
4.
a. one of several archlike members of a vault supporting it at the groins and defining its distinct surfaces.
b. one of several ornamental projecting bands or moldings on the surface of a vault or ceiling dividing the surface into panels.
5. something resembling a rib in form, position, or use, as a supporting part: the ribs of an umbrella.
6. any of the curved framing members in a ship's hull that rise upward and outward from the keel; frame.
7. a primary vein of a leaf.
8.
a. a vertical ridge in cloth, esp. in knitted fabrics.
b. a ridge, as in poplin or rep, caused by heavy yarn.
9. a wife (in allusion to the creation of Eve. Gen. 2:21–22).
v.t.
10. to furnish or strengthen with ribs.
11. to enclose as with ribs.
12. to mark with riblike ridges or markings.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English rib(b); c. German Rippe]

rib2

(rɪb)

v.t. ribbed, rib•bing.
to tease; make fun of.
[1925–30, Amer.; appar. short for rib-tickle (v.)]

rib

(rĭb)
1. Any of a series of long, curved bones extending from the spine and enclosing the chest cavity. In mammals, reptiles, and birds, the ribs curve toward the center of the chest and in most cases attach to the sternum (breastbone). There are 12 pairs of ribs in humans. See more at skeleton.
2. One of the main veins of a leaf.

rib

  • costa - A rib or riblike structure.
  • coast - First meant "side of the body," from Latin costa, "flank, rib, side."
  • cutlet - Not based on "cut," but rather on Latin costa, "rib," which later became French costelette, "little rib piece."
  • reef - From Old Norse rif, "rib."

rib


Past participle: ribbed
Gerund: ribbing

Imperative
rib
rib
Present
I rib
you rib
he/she/it ribs
we rib
you rib
they rib
Preterite
I ribbed
you ribbed
he/she/it ribbed
we ribbed
you ribbed
they ribbed
Present Continuous
I am ribbing
you are ribbing
he/she/it is ribbing
we are ribbing
you are ribbing
they are ribbing
Present Perfect
I have ribbed
you have ribbed
he/she/it has ribbed
we have ribbed
you have ribbed
they have ribbed
Past Continuous
I was ribbing
you were ribbing
he/she/it was ribbing
we were ribbing
you were ribbing
they were ribbing
Past Perfect
I had ribbed
you had ribbed
he/she/it had ribbed
we had ribbed
you had ribbed
they had ribbed
Future
I will rib
you will rib
he/she/it will rib
we will rib
you will rib
they will rib
Future Perfect
I will have ribbed
you will have ribbed
he/she/it will have ribbed
we will have ribbed
you will have ribbed
they will have ribbed
Future Continuous
I will be ribbing
you will be ribbing
he/she/it will be ribbing
we will be ribbing
you will be ribbing
they will be ribbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ribbing
you have been ribbing
he/she/it has been ribbing
we have been ribbing
you have been ribbing
they have been ribbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ribbing
you will have been ribbing
he/she/it will have been ribbing
we will have been ribbing
you will have been ribbing
they will have been ribbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ribbing
you had been ribbing
he/she/it had been ribbing
we had been ribbing
you had been ribbing
they had been ribbing
Conditional
I would rib
you would rib
he/she/it would rib
we would rib
you would rib
they would rib
Past Conditional
I would have ribbed
you would have ribbed
he/she/it would have ribbed
we would have ribbed
you would have ribbed
they would have ribbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rib - support resembling the rib of an animal
hull - the frame or body of ship
screw thread, thread - the raised helical rib going around a screw
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
umbrella - a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
wing - one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
2.rib - any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
true rib - one of the first seven ribs in a human being which attach to the sternum
costal cartilage - the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration
3.rib - cut of meat including one or more ribs
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
sparerib - a cut of pork ribs with much of the meat trimmed off
rib roast, standing rib roast - a cut of meat (beef or venison) including more than one rib and the meat located along the outside of the ribs
4.rib - a teasing remark
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
5.rib - a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
quill, calamus, shaft - the hollow spine of a feather
nervure, vein - one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
6.rib - a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
Verb1.rib - form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
knit - make (textiles) by knitting; "knit a scarf"
2.rib - subject to laughter or ridiculerib - subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
bemock, mock - treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"
tease - mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman"
lampoon, satirise, satirize - ridicule with satire; "The writer satirized the politician's proposal"
debunk, expose - expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
stultify - cause to appear foolish; "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"

rib

noun
Related words
technical name costa
adjective costal

rib

verb
Informal. To tease or mock good-humoredly:
Informal: kid, ride.
Slang: jive, rag, razz.
Translations
ضِلْعضِلْع نافِر في الحِياكَهدِعامَهرافِدَه
žebrokosticeplastický pruhpružnice
ribbenribstrikningspantspile
kylkiluuruotikaarikaarittaakylki
rebro
borda
rifrif, teinn, bitiröng, bandrenglastroff, brugîningur
肋骨
늑골
nerviūrarumbėrumbėtasrumbuotasšonkaulis
brangaspraišļojumsvaldziņš
kosticarebro
rebro
revben
ซี่โครง
kaburgakaburga kemiğikaburga kemiğine benzer şeyçubuk
xương sườn

rib

[rɪb]
A. N
1. (Anat, Culin) → costilla f
2. [of umbrella] → varilla f; [of leaf] → nervio m (Knitting) → cordoncillo m (Archit) → nervadura f (Naut) → costilla f, cuaderna f
B. VT (= tease) → tomar el pelo a, mofarse de
C. CPD rib cage Ntórax m

rib

[ˈrɪb]
n
[person, animal] → côte f
(as food) [beef, lamb, pork] → côte f
[ship] → couple m
[roof] → nervure f
[umbrella] → baleine f
vt (= mock) → taquiner
to rib sb about sth → taquiner qn au sujet de qch

rib

n
(Anat, Cook) → Rippe f; to dig (esp Brit) or poke somebody in the ribsjdn in die Rippen stoßen
(of leaf, ceiling, ship, shell)Rippe f; (of umbrella)Speiche f
(Knitting) → Rippen pl; in ribin Rippen
vt (inf: = tease) → necken, foppen

rib

[rɪb]
1. n (Anat) → costola (Culin) → costata; (of umbrella) → stecca; (of leaf) → nervatura (Knitting) → costa
to dig or poke sb in the ribs → dare una gomitata nelle costole a qn
2. vt (fam) (tease) → punzecchiare

rib

(rib) noun
1. any one of the bones which curve round and forward from the backbone, enclosing the heart and lungs.
2. one of the curved pieces of wood which are joined to the keel to form the framework of a boat.
3. a vertical raised strip in eg knitted material, or the pattern formed by a row of these.
4. any of a number of things similar in shape, use etc to a rib, eg one of the supports for the fabric of an aeroplane wing or of an umbrella.
ribbed adjective
having ribs. a ribbed pattern.
ˈribbing noun
a pattern or arrangement of ribs.

rib

ضِلْع žebro ribben Rippe παΐδι costilla kylkiluu côte rebro costola 肋骨 늑골 rib ribbe żebro costela ребро revben ซี่โครง kaburga xương sườn 肋骨

rib

n. costilla, uno de los huesos de una serie de doce pares que forman la pared torácica; false ___ -s /___ falsas; true ___ -s / verdaderas; ___ cage / caja toráxica.

rib

n costilla; — cage caja torácica