jibe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jibe shift from one side of the ship to the other "The sail jibbed wildly"
    • v jibe 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 don't match those on the gun"
    • n jibe 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jibe To agree; to harmonize.
    • Jibe (Naut) To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See Jibe v. t., and Gybe.
    • v. t Jibe jīb (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jibe Nautical, to cause (a fore-and-aft sail) to swing over to the other side when the wind is aft or on the quarter.
    • jibe Nautical, to change from one tack to the other without going about; shift a fore-and-aft Bail from one side to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter.
    • jibe To agree; be in harmony or accord; work together: as, the two plans did not seem to jibe.
    • n jibe See gibe.
    • jibe A less common form of jib.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Jibe to sneer at: to taunt
    • Jibe Same as Gibe.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Dan. gibbe, D. gijpen, (v. i.), and dial. Sw. gippa, to jerk. Cf. Jib (n.) & (v. i.)

Usage

In literature:

We shall have to jibe going round it.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
So far your story jibes with the facts.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
Mr. Bangs had jibed the boat, greatly to his surprise.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
We took in topsail and staysail, dropped the main peak, and as we got abreast of the principal wharf jibed the mainsail.
"Tales of the Fish Patrol" by Jack London
He was not too thin skinned, and took their jibes smilingly, even though the smile was a trifle forced.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
He was made a subject for the taunting jibes and laughter of a number of men and women squatting around him.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
Laughter and jibes and energetic rebukes fall on him thick as hail.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
But he cared less for Nan's inspection, cold as it was, than for the jibe of her satisfied cousin.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
Mary's picture, with a jibing headline ridiculing us.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
He is enabled to do this because the ostracism, jibes and criticism with which other types are finally cowed, have little effect upon him.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Something about the incident had failed to jibe.
"A Knyght Ther Was" by Robert F. Young
Hitherto the estate of matrimony has met with a long succession of jibes and sneers.
"By-ways in Book-land" by William Davenport Adams
And she pointed to a small sloop that had jibed and gone over in a sudden squall.
"The Motor Girls on the Coast" by Margaret Penrose
I think I noticed something from the air which doesn't jibe with our first impression of them.
"The Unprotected Species" by Melvin Sturgis
Jennings is supposed to have hidden in his jumble of jibes some catch words.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
Before her stood a jibing Roman.
"The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The jibes were forgotten, the boastings hushed.
"The Bachelors" by William Dana Orcutt
It is at present usually a matter of mere jibe and general contempt.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
It took hardly a second for the sail to jibe over.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
The people in the shade applauded with class enthusiasm, while the audience in the sun broke into hisses and jibes.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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In poetry:

A thousand jibes had driven her
To this at last;
Till the ruined crimson of her lips
Grew vague and vast.
"To A Cabaret Dancer" by Djuna Barnes
An' aye we'll haud our rig afore,
An' ply to hae the shearing o'er,
Syne you will soon forget you bore
Your neighbours' jibes and jeering.
"When Autumn Comes" by Robert Hogg
An' aft ye did your sire provoke,
By jest and jeer at better folk,
A' solemn thought wad end in smoke,
Sae wad his teachin',
And fun wad fly in jibe an' joke
At lang faced preachin'.
"Answer to Burn's Address To The De'il" by Nora Pembroke
"Comrades, grave counsel we must take,
And as he struts with jest and jibe,
Let us act swiftly lest he make
Himself Dictator of our Tribe:
The Gods have built him on their plan:
Let us reduce him to a man."
"Equality" by Robert W Service
Careless of jibe and jeer he waits,
Thrusts himself where the eye must fall,
A voice, indifferent as Fate's,
Orders "Stand back!" and that is all.
"Too old!" He steps down to make room
For younger men more slow to come.
"Unfit" by Katharine Tynan
But to insult, jibe, and quest, I've
Still the hideously suggestive
Trot that hammers out the unrelenting text,
And I hear it hard behind me
In what place soe'er I find me: —
"'Sure to catch you sooner or later. Who's the next?"
"The Undertaker's Horse.." by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Two Jibes, Two Tacks: Carina Leads Another Thrash.
Aldi makes Fortnum & Mason jibe in Christmas ad.
Obama Poll Surge Doesn't Jibe With Democrats' Registration Decline.
Apple lawyer faces 'smoking crack' jibe by patent judge.
Tales of terror don't jibe .
Robbie Haines describes when is best to jibe set during racing.
Waitrose Twitter campaign hijacked by ' upper class ' jibes.
Waitrose Twitter campaign hijacked by 'upper class' jibes.
Partisan jibes on hold for 9/11 — but not politics.
I tend to spend more and more time just understanding where they're coming from, and do they jibe with me in terms of fundamental human decisions, not just work decisions.
NYC Startup JIBE Stumbled Into A Brilliant Mobile Business, And Now Walmart Is Paying Big Bucks To Use It.
Canada's new Afghan exit date jibes with Obama's.
The two don't jibe the way one might expect.
That jibes with what I wrote on Tuesday, when I made the case that the public option wasn't dead.
The two personalities just don't jibe.
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