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kib·ble 1

(kĭb′əl)
n.
An iron bucket used in wells or mines for hoisting water, ore, or refuse to the surface.

[Perhaps from German Kübel, pail, from Middle High German kübel, from Old High German kubilo, probably of Romance origin and akin to regional Provençal (Hautes-Alpes) cubel, diminutive of Provençal cub, vat, from Latin cūpa; see cupola.]

kib·ble 2

 (kĭb′əl)
tr.v. kib·bled, kib·bling, kib·bles
To crush or grind (grain, for example) coarsely.
n.
Pellets made of ground meal, meat, or other ingredients, used especially for pet food.

[Origin unknown.]

kibble

(ˈkɪbəl)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) Brit a bucket used in wells or in mining for hoisting
[C17: from German Kübel; related to Old English cyfel, ultimately from Medieval Latin cuppa cup]

kibble

(ˈkɪbəl)
vb
(tr) to grind into small pieces
n
US and Canadian ground meal formed into pellets and used as pet food
[C18: of unknown origin]

kib•ble

(ˈkɪb əl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.t.
1. to grind or divide into particles or pellets, as coarse-ground meal or prepared dry dog food.
n.
2. the grains or pellets resulting from this.
[1780–90]

kibble


Past participle: kibbled
Gerund: kibbling

Imperative
kibble
kibble
Present
I kibble
you kibble
he/she/it kibbles
we kibble
you kibble
they kibble
Preterite
I kibbled
you kibbled
he/she/it kibbled
we kibbled
you kibbled
they kibbled
Present Continuous
I am kibbling
you are kibbling
he/she/it is kibbling
we are kibbling
you are kibbling
they are kibbling
Present Perfect
I have kibbled
you have kibbled
he/she/it has kibbled
we have kibbled
you have kibbled
they have kibbled
Past Continuous
I was kibbling
you were kibbling
he/she/it was kibbling
we were kibbling
you were kibbling
they were kibbling
Past Perfect
I had kibbled
you had kibbled
he/she/it had kibbled
we had kibbled
you had kibbled
they had kibbled
Future
I will kibble
you will kibble
he/she/it will kibble
we will kibble
you will kibble
they will kibble
Future Perfect
I will have kibbled
you will have kibbled
he/she/it will have kibbled
we will have kibbled
you will have kibbled
they will have kibbled
Future Continuous
I will be kibbling
you will be kibbling
he/she/it will be kibbling
we will be kibbling
you will be kibbling
they will be kibbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kibbling
you have been kibbling
he/she/it has been kibbling
we have been kibbling
you have been kibbling
they have been kibbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kibbling
you will have been kibbling
he/she/it will have been kibbling
we will have been kibbling
you will have been kibbling
they will have been kibbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kibbling
you had been kibbling
he/she/it had been kibbling
we had been kibbling
you had been kibbling
they had been kibbling
Conditional
I would kibble
you would kibble
he/she/it would kibble
we would kibble
you would kibble
they would kibble
Past Conditional
I would have kibbled
you would have kibbled
he/she/it would have kibbled
we would have kibbled
you would have kibbled
they would have kibbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kibble - coarsely ground grain in the form of pellets (as for pet food)
meal - coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse
2.kibble - an iron bucket used for hoisting in wells or mining
bucket, pail - a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
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Kevin Kibble launched the vicious assault at the Walker Tavern in Cupar, Fife, on March 3, last year.
Arthur Kibble spoke out after he was rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority over new health claims made on behalf of Alcopal tablets.
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TREAT BALL - Fill with your dog's daily ration of dried food and he will spend ages rolling it around to release the kibble.
Arthur Kibble said he was confronted at home by a gunman who told him his wife had been killed by a drunk driver.
Arthur Kibble, 66, has told how he resigned as UK agent for Alcopal shortly after an armed man, who claimed his wife lost her life to a drunk-driver, brandished the weapon on the doorstep of his home in Streetly, Walsall.
Naomi Kibble and Helen McAvoy, of Rocktails, won the backing of judges Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne when they appeared on Sunday night's edition of the show.
Naomi Kibble and Helen McAvoy of Rocktails won the backing of judges Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne when they appeared on Sunday night's edition of the show.