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Definitions of rib

  1. To furnish with ribs; to form with rising lines and channels; as, to rib cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To inclose, as with ribs, and protect; to shut in. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To supply or mark with rods or ridges. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To furnish or inclose with ribs: to form with rising lines:-pr.p. ribbing; pa.t. and pa.p. ribbed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To furnish or form with ribs. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To mark with or strengthen by ribs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. form vertical ribs by knitting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To furnish with ribs; to inclose with ribs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To furnish or surround with ribs; to form with rising lines or ridges, as cloth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Ribbing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. support resembling the rib of an animal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. cut of meat including one or more ribs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a teasing remark Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column and supporting the lateral walls of the thorax. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That which resembles a rib in form or use. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. One of the timbers, or bars of iron or steel, that branch outward and upward from the keel, to support the skin or planking, and give shape and strength to the vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A ridge, fin, or wing, as on a plate, cylinder, beam, etc., to strengthen or stiffen it. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. One of the rods on which the cover of an umbrella is extended. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A prominent line or ridge, as in cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A longitudinal strip of metal uniting the barrels of a double-barreled gun. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The chief nerve, or one of the chief nerves, of a leaf. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Any longitudinal ridge in a plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. In Gothic vaulting, one of the primary members of the vault. These are strong arches, meeting and crossing one another, dividing the whole space into triangles, which are then filled by vaulted construction of lighter material. Hence, an imitation of one of these in wood, plaster, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A projecting mold, or group of moldings, forming with others a pattern, as on a ceiling, ornamental door, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Solid coal on the side of a gallery; solid ore in a vein. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. An elongated pillar of ore or coal left as a support. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A wife; - in allusion to Eve, as made out of Adam's rib. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. One of the series of curved bony rods attached to the spine, and encircling the body cavity; anything like a rib, as a ridge, strip, or band; a piece of timber used to shape and strengthen the side of a ship or the wing of an airplane; the main vein of a leaf. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. One of the curved bones of the chest; curved timber of a ship; vein of a leaf; ridge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. One of the curved bones nearly encircling the chest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A ridge, strip, or band; a curved timber of a ship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A side-bone of animal bodies; anything like a rib; a piece of timber for strengthening the side of a ship; the continuation of the petiole along the middle of a leaf; something long, thin, and narrow; a strip. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. One of the curved bony hoops or bars which protect the lungs, heart, &c.; one of the curved timbers in an arched roof to which the laths are nailed; in bot., the central longitudinal nerve or vein of a leaf; in a ship, one of the curved timbers which give form and strength to its side; something long, thin, and narrow; a familiar term for a wife. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. One of the curved bones of the thorax articulating with the spine and either free at the other end or connected with the sternum ; the central vein of a leaf. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  38. Ribbed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for rib

  1. The eyes are simply ripping; baby eyes, that, when roused, assist in driving a knife under a man's fifth rib – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  2. I couldn't get much out of him because he could speak only a few words of English, and I can't speak any Dog Rib – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
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