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gib·bet

 (jĭb′ĭt)
n.
1. A device used for hanging a person until dead; a gallows.
2. An upright post with a crosspiece, forming a T-shaped structure from which executed criminals were formerly hung for public viewing.
tr.v. gib·bet·ed, gib·bet·ing, gib·bets or gib·bet·ted or gib·bet·ting
1. To execute by hanging on a gibbet.
2.
a. To hang on a gibbet for public viewing.
b. To expose to infamy or public ridicule.

[Middle English gibet, from Old French, diminutive of gibe, staff, probably from Frankish *gibb, forked stick.]

gibbet

(ˈdʒɪbɪt)
n
(Law)
a. a wooden structure resembling a gallows, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hung to public view
b. a gallows
vb (tr)
1. (Law) to put to death by hanging on a gibbet
2. to hang (a corpse) on a gibbet
3. to expose to public ridicule
[C13: from Old French gibet gallows, literally: little cudgel, from gibe cudgel; of uncertain origin]

gib•bet

(ˈdʒɪb ɪt)

n.
1. a post with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hung in chains for public display.
2. a gallows.
v.t.
3. to hang on a gibbet.
4. to put to death by hanging on a gibbet.
5. to hold up to public scorn.
[1175–1225; < Old French gibet (earlier, staff or cudgel), diminutive of gibe staff, club]

gibbet


Past participle: gibbeted
Gerund: gibbeting

Imperative
gibbet
gibbet
Present
I gibbet
you gibbet
he/she/it gibbets
we gibbet
you gibbet
they gibbet
Preterite
I gibbeted
you gibbeted
he/she/it gibbeted
we gibbeted
you gibbeted
they gibbeted
Present Continuous
I am gibbeting
you are gibbeting
he/she/it is gibbeting
we are gibbeting
you are gibbeting
they are gibbeting
Present Perfect
I have gibbeted
you have gibbeted
he/she/it has gibbeted
we have gibbeted
you have gibbeted
they have gibbeted
Past Continuous
I was gibbeting
you were gibbeting
he/she/it was gibbeting
we were gibbeting
you were gibbeting
they were gibbeting
Past Perfect
I had gibbeted
you had gibbeted
he/she/it had gibbeted
we had gibbeted
you had gibbeted
they had gibbeted
Future
I will gibbet
you will gibbet
he/she/it will gibbet
we will gibbet
you will gibbet
they will gibbet
Future Perfect
I will have gibbeted
you will have gibbeted
he/she/it will have gibbeted
we will have gibbeted
you will have gibbeted
they will have gibbeted
Future Continuous
I will be gibbeting
you will be gibbeting
he/she/it will be gibbeting
we will be gibbeting
you will be gibbeting
they will be gibbeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gibbeting
you have been gibbeting
he/she/it has been gibbeting
we have been gibbeting
you have been gibbeting
they have been gibbeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gibbeting
you will have been gibbeting
he/she/it will have been gibbeting
we will have been gibbeting
you will have been gibbeting
they will have been gibbeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gibbeting
you had been gibbeting
he/she/it had been gibbeting
we had been gibbeting
you had been gibbeting
they had been gibbeting
Conditional
I would gibbet
you would gibbet
he/she/it would gibbet
we would gibbet
you would gibbet
they would gibbet
Past Conditional
I would have gibbeted
you would have gibbeted
he/she/it would have gibbeted
we would have gibbeted
you would have gibbeted
they would have gibbeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gibbet - alternative terms for gallowsgibbet - alternative terms for gallows  
gallows - an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
Verb1.gibbet - hang on an execution instrument
string up, hang - kill by hanging; "The murderer was hanged on Friday"
2.gibbet - expose to ridicule or public scorn
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

gibbet

verb
To execute by suspending by the neck:
Informal: string up.
Slang: swing.
Translations
مِشْنَقَه
šibenice
galge
gálgi
karātavas

gibbet

[ˈdʒɪbɪt] Nhorca f

gibbet

nGalgen m

gibbet

[ˈdʒɪbɪt] npatibolo

gibbet

(ˈdʒibit) noun
a gallows in the shape C on which criminals used to be executed or hung up after execution.