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Apocope of vibration.



vibe (plural vibes)

  1. (colloquial) A vibraphone. [earlier 20th c.]
  2. (colloquial) Vibration. [later 20th c.]
  3. (originally New Age jargon) An atmosphere or aura felt to belong to a person, place or thing. [later 20th c.]
    The couple canceled their night out when they got a bad vibe from the new babysitter.



vibe (third-person singular simple present vibes, present participle vibing, simple past and past participle vibed)

  1. To relax and enjoy oneself.
  2. To agree.
    • 2000 November 1, Vibe, volume 8, page 60:
      Besides, even if you don't vibe with his subject matter, he is a style king of West Coast, down-tempo gangsta-pimp music.
    • 2012, Sam Hunter, Book One: A Makaveli Prince's Novel:
      Nia was glad she'd let Rico bring her to the club as she vibed with the fusion of Latin sounds and American hip-hop.
    • 2015, Tony Cavanaugh, Kingdom of the Strong:
      Maria took him through the events of the next morning and his recollection vibed with his statement at the time.
  3. To get along; to hit it off.
    • 2012, Nikki Carter, Time to Shine, page 9:
      Sam started out being someone I totally vibed with on every level.
    • 2014, Mandy Hale, I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has:
      Nervous and shaky but feigning confidence, I completed the interview with ease and even managed to vibe with the country cutie.
    • 2016, Steven Barker, Now for the Disappointing Part: A Pseudo-Adult's Decade of Short-Term Jobs:
      It was odd, because there was always one person I didn't vibe with in every office I spent time in, sometimes multiple people like in the case with Amazon.