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gib 1

A plain or notched, often wedge-shaped piece of wood or metal designed to hold parts of a machine or structure in place or provide a bearing surface, usually adjusted by a screw or key.
tr.v. gibbed, gib·bing, gibs
To fasten with a gib.

[Origin unknown.]

gib 2

A male cat, especially a castrated one.

[Middle English, probably short for the name Gilbert.]


(Mechanical Engineering) a metal wedge, pad, or thrust bearing, esp a brass plate let into a steam engine crosshead
vb, gibs, gibbing or gibbed
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to fasten or supply with a gib
[C18: of unknown origin]


(Zoology) a male cat, esp a castrated one
[C14: probably a shortening and alteration of the proper name Gilbert]


(Placename) an informal name for Gibraltar



a. a thin, wedgelike strip of metal for controlling the area in which a moving part slides.
b. a keylike part having a head at each end, used with a matching cotter as a fastening.
2. (in carpentry or ironwork) a heavy metal strap for fastening two members together.
[1555–65; orig. uncertain]



a male cat, esp. one that has been castrated.
[1350–1400; Middle English gib(be), short for Gilbert proper name]




Past participle: gibbed
Gerund: gibbing

I gib
you gib
he/she/it gibs
we gib
you gib
they gib
I gibbed
you gibbed
he/she/it gibbed
we gibbed
you gibbed
they gibbed
Present Continuous
I am gibbing
you are gibbing
he/she/it is gibbing
we are gibbing
you are gibbing
they are gibbing
Present Perfect
I have gibbed
you have gibbed
he/she/it has gibbed
we have gibbed
you have gibbed
they have gibbed
Past Continuous
I was gibbing
you were gibbing
he/she/it was gibbing
we were gibbing
you were gibbing
they were gibbing
Past Perfect
I had gibbed
you had gibbed
he/she/it had gibbed
we had gibbed
you had gibbed
they had gibbed
I will gib
you will gib
he/she/it will gib
we will gib
you will gib
they will gib
Future Perfect
I will have gibbed
you will have gibbed
he/she/it will have gibbed
we will have gibbed
you will have gibbed
they will have gibbed
Future Continuous
I will be gibbing
you will be gibbing
he/she/it will be gibbing
we will be gibbing
you will be gibbing
they will be gibbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gibbing
you have been gibbing
he/she/it has been gibbing
we have been gibbing
you have been gibbing
they have been gibbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gibbing
you will have been gibbing
he/she/it will have been gibbing
we will have been gibbing
you will have been gibbing
they will have been gibbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gibbing
you had been gibbing
he/she/it had been gibbing
we had been gibbing
you had been gibbing
they had been gibbing
I would gib
you would gib
he/she/it would gib
we would gib
you would gib
they would gib
Past Conditional
I would have gibbed
you would have gibbed
he/she/it would have gibbed
we would have gibbed
you would have gibbed
they would have gibbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.GiB - a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
mebibyte, MiB, megabyte, MB, M - a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibytes or 2^20 (1,048,576) bytes
tebibyte, TiB, terabyte, TB - a unit of information equal to 1024 gibibytes or 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes
2.gib - a castrated tomcat
tomcat, tom - male cat
References in classic literature ?
Now, Andy," said Sam, returning to his stand under the beech-trees, "you see I wouldn't be 't all surprised if dat ar gen'lman's crittur should gib a fling, by and by, when he comes to be a gettin' up.
Todder day he gib me slip fore de sun up and was gone de whole ob de blessed day.
Him de syfe and de spade what Massa Will sis pon my buying for him in de town, and de debbils own lot of money I had to gib for em.
What's to be done, my dear, with the gib berish that I have written here?
In addition to its main subsidiaries, London-based Gulf International Bank (UK), and Riyadh-based GIB Capital, it has branches in London, New York, Abu Dhabi, Dhahran, Riyadh and Jeddah with representative offices in Dubai and Beirut.
GIB is owned by the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund being the major shareholder.
The Abu Dhabi office has enjoyed continued growth since its beginnings as a GIB subsidiary in 1990, and its upgrade to a wholesale branch will launch an active franchise in the GCC.
These awards follow the "Best Local Investment Bank in Bahrain" award that GIB Capital won for the year 2014.
GIB UK is a subsidiary of Bahrain-based Gulf International Bank (GIB).
The GIB was formed by the Coalition with PS3bn of government funds as an independent body whose mission is to accelerate the UK's transition to a greener economy.
Speaking about the agreement, Mr Kingsbury said: "At GIB we are building an enduring institution; one that's here for the long term.
The appointment is part of GIB's committed focus on expanding its asset management business through GIB UK, its London-based subsidiary providing asset management and treasury services, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.