jibing


verb (used without object), jibed, jib·ing.

  1. to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
  2. to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.

verb (used with object), jibed, jib·ing.

  1. to cause to jibe.

noun

  1. the act of jibing.

verb (used with or without object), jibed, jib·ing, noun

  1. gibe1.

verb (used without object), jibed, jib·ing.

  1. to be in harmony or accord; agree: The report does not quite jibe with the commissioner’s observations.

verb (used without object), gibed, gib·ing.

  1. to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.

verb (used with object), gibed, gib·ing.

  1. to taunt; deride.

noun

  1. a taunting or sarcastic remark.

verb, noun

  1. nautical variants of gybe

verb

  1. a variant spelling of gibe 1

verb

  1. (intr) informal to agree; accord; harmonize

verb

  1. to make jeering or scoffing remarks (at); taunt

noun

  1. a derisive or provoking remark

verb, noun nautical

  1. a variant spelling of gybe
v.

“agree, fit,” 1813, of unknown origin, perhaps a figurative extension of earlier jib, gybe (v.) “shift a sail or boom” (see jib). OED, however, suggests a phonetic variant of chime, as if meaning “to chime in with, to be in harmony.” Related: Jibed; jibes; jibing.

v.

alternative spelling of jibe.

n.

1560s, perhaps from Middle French giber “to handle roughly,” or an alteration of gaber “to mock.”

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