• WordNet 3.6
    • n gib a castrated tomcat
    • n GiB a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gib A male cat; a tomcat.
    • n Gib A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a machine or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind them together, or to afford a bearing surface; -- usually held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key, or screw.
    • v. i Gib To act like a cat.
    • v. i Gib To balk. See Jib v. i.
    • v. t Gib To secure or fasten with a gib, or gibs; to provide with a gib, or gibs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gib A hooked stick.
    • n gib A wooden support for the roof of a coal-mine.
    • n gib A piece of iron used to clasp together the pieces of wood or iron of a framing which is to be keyed.
    • n gib In steam-mach., a fixed wedge used with the driving-wedge or key to tighten the strap which holds the brasses at the end of a connecting-rod.
    • n gib The projecting arm of a crane; a gibbet. Also jib.
    • n gib A familiar name for a cat; hence, as a generic name, any cat, especially an old cat: commonly used for the male.
    • gib To behave like a cat.
    • gib To castrate, as a cat.
    • gib To eviscerate or disembowel, as a fish. Also gip.
    • n gib The wedge or adjusting-shoe by which wear is taken up at a sliding contact, such as a cross-head moving on guides.
    • n gib A prism.
    • n gib The hooked mandible of the male salmon or trout which is formed during the breeding-season.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gib jib the projecting arm of a crane: a wedge-shaped piece of metal holding another in place, &c
    • v.t Gib to fasten with such
    • n Gib jib a cat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Abbreviated fr. Gilbert, the name of the cat in the old story of “Reynard the Fox”. in the “Romaunt of the Rose”, etc
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of Gilbert, as 'Tom-cat,' hardly for glib=lib.


In literature:

I'll hab ter gib you a cap, Dave; you'm so big ahind de yeres none ob dese hats'll fit, nohow.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
De place was filled, but Marse Frank he gibbed me anudder job.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
I gib you de plan for take him, no waste powder, no waste bullet.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Well, Cale, he took ter dat ter onst, an' he 'greed to gib ole master one fifty a year fur his time; an' so he put off ter Newbern.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
Dem's 'sundries,' sah, dat de Gubment gibs de members.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Yer musn' gib yerse'f dat habit.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Gib um manchineel in um rum.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
Dere ain't a night in de year when it's so proper to gib de Lord t'anks, as it be dis precious night.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
I'll not make no more noise than Gib here, without somebody comes in, and then it's as may be.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
I done gib it all up when I hear dem in de water arter me.
"Watch and Wait" by Oliver Optic

In poetry:

S'pose you gib it glasserrum, mine writum Wil' Cat too.
You gib it bottle rum, mine run whole plurry show for you.
Don' bin forgettum bacca, rum, when you bin writin' nex';
Mine wantum plenty bad; ma wud! Mine bin yours, BILLY REX.
"King Billy Chips In" by C J Dennis
S'pose mine write it pretty good, you gib it two t'ree poun'?
Bin teachum mishum station plenty good write yabber down.
Mine jes' bin readin' BULLUMTIN alonga scrub. Ma word!
Mine tink it Gub'mint yabber 'bout de bee' de kin I heard.
"King Billy Chips In" by C J Dennis

In news:

Yvonne is preceded in death by her parents, Gib and Florence Arnold of Howard Lake.
Gib Young's Christmas Ice Cream Cake.
Gilbert " Gib " Marteney, age 93, of Kidron died Saturday, Dec 10, 2011, in his home.
Get to know Beatles' collector Gib Robbie.
Gilbert Hunt " Gib " Urick, Jr, 77, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Sept 16, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehab Center, Cassville.
New UH Men's Basketball Coach Gib Arnold visits with Jim & Kanoa Leahey.
Gib Young's Christmas Ice Cream Cake.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial celebration service for Gilbert " Gib " Klarr at the First Presbyterian Church of Eureka Springs on Saturday.
" Gib " Klarr died on Friday, April 4 at his home on Beaver Lake near Eureka Springs following a long illness.
She married Gilbert (Gib) Ritchie of Marietta on Dec 31, 1937 (eloped to Parkersburg) and moved to Detroit, Mich. Gib preceded her in death in April, 1995.
She was a daughter of the late Gib and Annie Watson Loveday .
She was a daughter of the late Gib and Annie Watson Loveday.
Gibson Lee "Gib" Barnard Sr. 65, of Fairmont, Manley Chapel community, went to be with the Lord, at 4:44 am, Wednesday (Oct 10, 2012) in the Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown.
Other high sales results were achieved for a pair of Robsjohn Gibbings armchairs ($9,900), and a collection of seven Picasso Madoura ceramic items, including a Bull Pitcher, each selling separately for a combined total of more than $73,000.
BUCKLEY — Gilbert N "Gib" Darling , 81, of Buckley, died Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at his home.

In science:

Before investigating the properties of in finite-volume Gib bs measures as probability measures on H, we turn to some relevant examples.
A Remark on the Infinite-Volume Gibbs Measures of Spin Glasses
We used an mlock system call to remove 6 GiB of memory from use on our 8 GiB computer.
Diamond Dicing
The algorithms were implemented in Java, using SDK version 1.7.0 and the default value (1.66 GiB) for maximal heap size, and the code was archived at a public website .
Diamond Dicing
As stated in Section 4.1 we implemented a version (called IMD) of Algorithm EMD that reads the data cube entirely into main memory whenever the cube is small enough (< 1 GiB).
Diamond Dicing
As a rule of thumb, the break-even point is at input sizes of roughly of 109 bits, which amounts to approximately 230 bytes (roughly 1 GiB) of data.
A modular framework for randomness extraction based on Trevisan's construction