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Meaning of JIBE

Pronunciation:  jIb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
  2. [v]  shift from one side of the ship to the other; "The sail jibbed wildly"
  3. [v]  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 do'nt match those on the gun"

JIBE is a 4 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: agree, barb, change course, check, correspond, dig, fit, gibe, gibe, gybe, jib, match, shaft, shot, slam, tally
 Antonyms: disaccord, disagree, discord
 See Also: accede, adhere, align, answer, be, bear out, befit, beseem, coincide, comment, conform to, consist, correlate, corroborate, duplicate, equal, homologize, look, meet, overlap, parallel, pattern, remark, resemble, rhyme, rime, sail, square, suit, support, twin, underpin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jibe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jibed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Jibing}.] [Cf. Dan. gibbe, D. gijpen, v. i., and dial. Sw.
    gippa to jerk. Cf. {Jib}, n. & v. i.] (Naut.)
    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}.
  2. \Jibe\, v. i.
    1. (Naut.) To change a ship's course so as to cause a
       shifting of the boom. See {Jibe}, v. t., and {Gybe}.
    2. To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq.] --Bartlett.
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