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The pillory and stocks, the gibbet, and even the whipping-post, have seen many a noble victim, many a martyr. But I cannot think any save the most ignoble criminals ever sat in a ducking-stool.
Alice Morse Earle

Meaning of "gibbet" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIBBET

From Old French gibet gallows, literally: little cudgel, from gibe cudgel; of uncertain origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIBBET

gibbet  [ˈdʒɪbɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIBBET

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gibbet is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb gibbet in English.

WHAT DOES GIBBET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gibbet

Gibbeting

A gibbet /ˈdʒɪbɪt/ is any instrument of public execution, but gibbeting refers to the use of a gallows-type structure from which the dead or dying bodies of executed criminals were hung on public display to deter other existing or potential criminals. In earlier times, up to the late 17th century, live gibbeting also took place, in which the condemned was placed alive in a metal cage and left to die of thirst. As well as referring to the gibbet as a device, the term gibbet may also be used to refer to the practice of placing a criminal on display within one. This practice is also called "hanging in chains".

Definition of gibbet in the English dictionary

The first definition of gibbet in the dictionary is a wooden structure resembling a gallows, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hung to public view. Other definition of gibbet is a gallows. Gibbet is also to put to death by hanging on a gibbet.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIBBET

PRESENT

Present
I gibbet
you gibbet
he/she/it gibbets
we gibbet
you gibbet
they gibbet
Present continuous
I am gibbeting
you are gibbeting
he/she/it is gibbeting
we are gibbeting
you are gibbeting
they are gibbeting
Present perfect
I have gibbeted
you have gibbeted
he/she/it has gibbeted
we have gibbeted
you have gibbeted
they have gibbeted
Present perfect continuous
I have been gibbeting
you have been gibbeting
he/she/it has been gibbeting
we have been gibbeting
you have been gibbeting
they have been gibbeting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gibbeted
you gibbeted
he/she/it gibbeted
we gibbeted
you gibbeted
they gibbeted
Past continuous
I was gibbeting
you were gibbeting
he/she/it was gibbeting
we were gibbeting
you were gibbeting
they were gibbeting
Past perfect
I had gibbeted
you had gibbeted
he/she/it had gibbeted
we had gibbeted
you had gibbeted
they had gibbeted
Past perfect continuous
I had been gibbeting
you had been gibbeting
he/she/it had been gibbeting
we had been gibbeting
you had been gibbeting
they had been gibbeting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will gibbet
you will gibbet
he/she/it will gibbet
we will gibbet
you will gibbet
they will gibbet
Future continuous
I will be gibbeting
you will be gibbeting
he/she/it will be gibbeting
we will be gibbeting
you will be gibbeting
they will be gibbeting
Future perfect
I will have gibbeted
you will have gibbeted
he/she/it will have gibbeted
we will have gibbeted
you will have gibbeted
they will have gibbeted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been gibbeting
you will have been gibbeting
he/she/it will have been gibbeting
we will have been gibbeting
you will have been gibbeting
they will have been gibbeting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would gibbet
you would gibbet
he/she/it would gibbet
we would gibbet
you would gibbet
they would gibbet
Conditional continuous
I would be gibbeting
you would be gibbeting
he/she/it would be gibbeting
we would be gibbeting
you would be gibbeting
they would be gibbeting
Conditional perfect
I would have gibbet
you would have gibbet
he/she/it would have gibbet
we would have gibbet
you would have gibbet
they would have gibbet
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been gibbeting
you would have been gibbeting
he/she/it would have been gibbeting
we would have been gibbeting
you would have been gibbeting
they would have been gibbeting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gibbet
we let´s gibbet
you gibbet
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gibbet
Past participle
gibbeted
Present Participle
gibbeting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIBBET


adhibit
ədˈhɪbɪt
celibate
ˈsɛlɪbɪt
cohibit
kəʊˈhɪbɪt
disinhibit
ˌdɪsɪnˈhɪbɪt
exhibit
ɪɡˈzɪbɪt
flibbertigibbet
ˈflɪbətɪˌdʒɪbɪt
inhibit
ɪnˈhɪbɪt
prohibit
prəˈhɪbɪt
reexhibit
ˌriːɪɡˈzɪbɪt
traybit
ˈtreɪbɪt
zibet
ˈzɪbɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIBBET

gibbed
gibber
Gibberd
gibberellic acid
gibberellin
gibberish
gibbing
gibbon
Gibbons
gibbose
gibbosities
gibbosity
gibbous
gibbously
gibbousness
Gibbs
Gibbs free energy
Gibbs function
gibbsite

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIBBET

abet
aleph-bet
alphabet
analphabet
barbet
bet
Courbet
Cyrillic alphabet
drabbet
gobbet
International Phonetic Alphabet
Latin alphabet
phonetic alphabet
rabbet
sherbet
sorbet
Tebet
thibet
Tibet
you bet

Synonyms and antonyms of gibbet in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gibbet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIBBET

Find out the translation of gibbet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gibbet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gibbet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

绞刑架
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

patíbulo
570 millions of speakers

English

gibbet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

gibbet
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المشنقه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

виселица
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

forca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফাঁসিকাঠ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gibet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gibbet
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Galgen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

絞首台
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

교수대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gibbet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thắt cổ tội nhân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

gibbet
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिबेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

darağacı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

forca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szubienica
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шибениця
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spânzurătoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγχόνης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

galg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gibbet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gibbet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gibbet

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBBET»

The term «gibbet» is regularly used and occupies the 106.533 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBBET» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gibbet

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QUOTES WITH «GIBBET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gibbet.
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Alice Morse Earle
The pillory and stocks, the gibbet, and even the whipping-post, have seen many a noble victim, many a martyr. But I cannot think any save the most ignoble criminals ever sat in a ducking-stool.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIBBET»

Discover the use of gibbet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gibbet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Abbot's Gibbet
Michael Jecks. brother wore a broad grin which froze on his face when he caught sight of the knight. Jordan seemed to have to remind himself he was free now and no more thought of as a felon. He gave a curt nod, which Margaret saw ...
Michael Jecks, 2012
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What a Way to Go: The Guillotine, the Pendulum, the Thousand ...
Halifax. Gibbet. FROM HELL, Hull and Halifax, good Lord deliver us!' runs the well' known phrase, as quoted from the Beggars' and Vagrants' Litany. Hell was feared for obvious reasons, Hull because, being well governed, tramps re' ceived  ...
Geoffrey Abbott, 2007
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Wordsworth's Revisionary Aesthetics
The first suppression concerns the location of the gibbet which the boy Wordsworth supposedly encountered. In "An Unpublished Tour," one of several manuscripts linked to early versions of Wordsworth's Guide through the District of the Lakes ...
Theresa M. Kelley, 1988
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The Death Penalty: an American history
The gibbet was rare enough in any given place that it was an object of curiosity, a magnet that drew spectators from all social classes and age groups. Jeremiah Bumstead of Boston described a pleasant 1724 outing in his diary: “My wife ...
Stuart BANNER, Stuart Banner, 2009
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A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine
Origin of the Gibbet. Mr. Urban, iVhittington, Feb. 28. HAVING heard it asserted in conversation, that our laws knew nothing of the gibbet, but that it was left to the discretion of the judges to set the ignominious mark of hanging in irons upon the  ...
John Walker, 1811
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Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art
W. P. Robertson mentions one Chilabar being shot, mangled, and hung upon a gibbet; — he adds, 'The Dictator, with his snuff-box in his hand, gazed from the window of his room on the bloody proceedings which went on before him.' This, we ...
‎1839
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art
... with them, from their prison, the seeds of disease, which have ultimately conducted them to the grave as certainly as the gibbet or the wheel !" Our author next visits Cassel, and is naturally led to speak of the defunct kingdom of Westphalia.
Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith, 1824
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The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of ...
CB, the shaft or axle of the gibbet, with pivots and iron hoops at top and bottom, and a wheel of iron, y, having teeth perpendicular to its plane. This wheel is led by a pinion, u, which is on the axis of the wheel x, by whose arms a man standing  ...
‎1809
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The Gentleman's Magazine
The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a ...
‎1736
10
Household Words: A Weekly Journal
GIBBET STREET. THE Ghetto is for the Jews, and the Faual for the Greek merchants, the Cannebiére for the Marseilles boatmen, and the Montague Sainte Genevieve for the rag-pickers. Holywell Street is for the old clothes vendors, Chancery ...
‎1856

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIBBET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gibbet is used in the context of the following news items.
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Another View: 5 myths about the French Revolution
What's more, similar devices had been developed centuries earlier, including the nearly identical “Halifax Gibbet” in West Yorkshire, England, ... «New Haven Register, Jul 15»
2
Kenilworth Road closure delayed after Whitley roadworks chaos
Warwickshire County Council has decided to delay the closure of Kenilworth Road between Gibbet Hill Road and Kenilworth for one week until ... «Coventry Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
10000 ways to remember Sheffield teen killed in Greece
The Embassy and Foxwood, Intake, holds a northern soul night from 8pm on Saturday and The Noose and Gibbet in Attercliffe has bands on ... «The Star, Jul 15»
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Two found guilty after peaceful Warwick University protest turned sour
Officers were called to Senate House at the Gibbet Hill Road's central campus site shortly before 4.40pm on December 3 last year following ... «Coventry Observer, Jul 15»
5
MP says progress made on securing Government backing for key …
The single carriageway section of the A428 from Caxton Gibbet to St Neots and the Black Cat roundabout are regularly severely congested, ... «Hunts Post, Jul 15»
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5 myths about the French Revolution
What's more, similar devices had been developed centuries earlier, including the nearly identical “Halifax Gibbet” in West Yorkshire, England, ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Major Kenilworth road closure postponed for another week
The work by Severn Trent Water was originally due to start in January, but delayed to avoid adding to disruption from roadworks at Gibbet Hill ... «Leamington Courier, Jul 15»
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A5 southbound closed due to accident
... Park (alternatively road users can take the A426 southbound from Lutterworth through Cotesbach and join the A5 at the Gibbet Roundabout). «Hinckley Times, Jul 15»
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Analysis: Israeli-Egyptian coordination is working, but it's not enough
... and those who have been hit with a death sentence for their contribution to terror attacks had better not dream of escaping the gibbet. «i24news, Jul 15»
10
Cattle farmers are 'Raising the Steaks'
On April 13, the beef checkoff hosted 20 students from Bridgewater State University for a “Raising the Steaks” immersion event at Gibbet Hill ... «High Plains Journal, Jul 15»

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