rib

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: rĭb, IPA(key): /ɹɪb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪb

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rib, ribbe, from Old English ribb (rib), from Proto-West Germanic *ribi, from Proto-Germanic *ribją (rib, reef), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rebʰ- (arch, ceiling, cover).

Cognate with Dutch rib (rib), Norwegian ribbe (sparerib), Norwegian ribben (rib), Low German ribbe (rib), German Rippe (rib), Old Norse rif (rib, reef), Serbo-Croatian rèbro (rib).

Noun[edit]

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rib (plural ribs)

  1. Any of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and other animals and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum
  2. A part or piece, similar to a rib, and serving to shape or support something
  3. A cut of meat enclosing one or more rib bones
  4. (nautical) Any of several curved members attached to a ship's keel and extending upward and outward to form the framework of the hull
  5. Any of several transverse pieces that provide an aircraft 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. (knitting) A raised ridge in knitted material or in cloth
  8. (botany) The main, or any of the prominent veins of a leaf
  9. A teasing joke
  10. (Ireland, colloquial) A single strand of hair.
  11. A stalk of celery.
  12. (archaic, literary, humorous) A wife or woman.
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Verb[edit]

rib (third-person singular simple present ribs, present participle ribbing, simple past and past participle ribbed)

  1. To shape, support, or provide something with a rib or ribs.
  2. To tease or make fun of someone in a good-natured way.
    He always gets ribbed for his outrageous shirts.
  3. To enclose, as if with ribs, and protect; to shut in.
  4. (transitive) To leave strips of undisturbed ground between the furrows in ploughing (land).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English ribbe, from Old English ribbe (hound's-tongue).

Noun[edit]

rib (plural ribs)

  1. (botany) Hound's-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale).
  2. (botany) Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita).
  3. (botany) Watercress (Nasturtium officinale).

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ribbe, from Old Dutch *ribba, from Proto-Germanic *ribją.

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Noun[edit]

rib m (plural ribben, diminutive ribje n)

  1. rib
    Je kunt haar ribben tellen.You can count her ribs.
    Dat is een rib uit mijn lijf.That's a rib from my body.
  2. a truss (wooden frame)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: rib

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ribe (hair, blade, tape)

Verb[edit]

rib (past rib, future ribidh, verbal noun ribeadh, past participle ribte)

  1. trap, ensnare

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Yapese[edit]

Adverb[edit]

rib

  1. very

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *C̬.lepᴰ (fingernail; toenail). Cognate with Thai เล็บ (lép), Lao ເລັບ (lep), Shan ၼဵပ်ႉ (nḛ̂p), Ahom 𑜎𑜢𑜆𑜫 (lip), Saek หลี้บ.

Noun[edit]

rib (old orthography rib, Sawndip forms 𭻎, 𭶫)

  1. nail (on fingers and toes)
    Synonym: gyaep (dialectal)
  2. claw; talon
    Synonym: nyauj
  3. hoof
    Synonym: ve

Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

rib (old orthography rib)

  1. to clean up; to tidy up
  2. to confiscate