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Meaning of "gibe" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIBE

Perhaps from Old French giber to treat roughly, of uncertain origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIBE

gibe  [dʒaɪb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIBE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gibe 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 gibe in English.

WHAT DOES GIBE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gibe

Gibe may refer to: ▪ Gibe River, located in southwestern Ethiopia ▪ Gibe region, the drainage area south of this river ▪ Sneer, to deride or tease with taunting words, also spelt "gybe" or "jibe"...

Definition of gibe in the English dictionary

The definition of gibe in the dictionary is to make jeering or scoffing remarks ; taunt. Other definition of gibe is a derisive or provoking remark.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIBE

PRESENT

Present
I gibe
you gibe
he/she/it gibes
we gibe
you gibe
they gibe
Present continuous
I am gibing
you are gibing
he/she/it is gibing
we are gibing
you are gibing
they are gibing
Present perfect
I have gibed
you have gibed
he/she/it has gibed
we have gibed
you have gibed
they have gibed
Present perfect continuous
I have been gibing
you have been gibing
he/she/it has been gibing
we have been gibing
you have been gibing
they have been gibing
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 gibed
you gibed
he/she/it gibed
we gibed
you gibed
they gibed
Past continuous
I was gibing
you were gibing
he/she/it was gibing
we were gibing
you were gibing
they were gibing
Past perfect
I had gibed
you had gibed
he/she/it had gibed
we had gibed
you had gibed
they had gibed
Past perfect continuous
I had been gibing
you had been gibing
he/she/it had been gibing
we had been gibing
you had been gibing
they had been gibing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gibe
we let´s gibe
you gibe
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gibe
Past participle
gibed
Present Participle
gibing
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 GIBE


ascribe
əˈskraɪb
bribe
braɪb
circumscribe
ˌsɜːkəmˈskraɪb
describe
dɪˈskraɪb
diatribe
ˈdaɪəˌtraɪb
escribe
ɪˈskraɪb
gybe
dʒaɪb
imbibe
ɪmˈbaɪb
inscribe
ɪnˈskraɪb
jibe
dʒaɪb
kibe
kaɪb
prescribe
prɪˈskraɪb
proscribe
prəʊˈskraɪb
scribe
skraɪb
subscribe
səbˈskraɪb
subtribe
ˈsʌbˌtraɪb
transcribe
trænˈskraɪb
tribe
traɪb
unsubscribe
ˌʌnsəbˈskraɪb
vibe
vaɪb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIBE

gibbon
Gibbons
gibbose
gibbosities
gibbosity
gibbous
gibbously
gibbousness
Gibbs
Gibbs free energy
Gibbs function
gibbsite
gibel
Gibeon
Gibeonite
giber
gibingly
giblet
giblets
gibli

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIBE

ant tribe
caribe
conscribe
interscribe
misdescribe
mistranscribe
Namibe
overprescribe
oversubscribe
paedotribe
redescribe
ribibe
sternotribe
superscribe

Synonyms and antonyms of gibe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gibe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIBE

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

Translator English - Chinese

吉贝
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gibe
570 millions of speakers

English

gibe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हंसी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هزء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

насмешка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Gibe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপহাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quolibet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gila
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stichelei
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ジャイブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

gibe
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhạo báng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏளனம் செய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dokundurmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

beffa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kpina
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

насмішка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

GIBE
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

gibe
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skimp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gibe
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spott
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gibe

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBE»

The term «gibe» is regularly used and occupies the 105.062 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIBE»

Discover the use of gibe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gibe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Jimma Abba Jifar, an Oromo Monarchy: Ethiopia, 1830-1932
Based on extensive fieldwork in the area, this work presents a study of the history and organisation of Jimma under its most powerful ruler, Abba Jifar II (1878-1932), stressing the political history and structure of Jimma with a ...
Herbert S. Lewis, 1965
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Hydropower in the New Millennium: Proceedings of the 4th ...
In this study a real-time inflow forecasting model was calibrated and set up for one of the power generating reservoirs in Ethiopia: the Gilgel-Gibe Reservoir. The model will assist the project operators in making a realistic prediction of the ...
B. Honningsvag, G.H. Midttomme, K. Repp, 2001
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Advances in Cryptology - ASIACRYPT 2008: 14th International ...
In particular, suppose that we have a GIBE I with policies Pχ and roles Rχ, and we wish to define a GIBE with policies Pχ and roles R χ . Suppose that we are given an efficient injective map fP : Pχ →P χ andanefficient embedding fR : R χ → Rχ ...
Josef Pieprzyk, 2008
4
Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the ...
9 GIBE. n.s. [from the verb.] Sneer; hint of contempt by word or look ; scoff; act or expression of scorn ; taunt.— Mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns That dwell in ev'ry region of his face. Sbak. The rich have still a full gibe in store, And ...
‎1816
5
The new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and ...
The rich have still a gibe in store, lad will be monstrous witty on the poor. Jt*v. ley would hate from the bottom of their hearts, k aversion would be too strong for little gibes JJ moment. SpeSator. — □ Bat the dean, if this secret should come to ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis, 1807
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A New New English: Language, Politics, and Identity in Gibraltar
Awareness and status formation for this new variety is lagging somewhat behind the linguistic normalisation of GibE. Thus far, Gibraltarian language ideology has clearly focussed on employing the vernacular Yanito to mark local identity.
Anja Kellermann, 2001
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2009 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference Proceedings
GIBe II tunneL PRoJeCt—etHIoPIA: 40 BARs oF MuD ACtInG on tHe tBM “ sPeCIAL DesIGns AnD MeAsuRes IMPLeMenteD to FACe one oF tHe Most DIFFICuLt eVents In tHe HIstoRY oF tunneLInG” Antonio De Biase  SELI Spa Remo ...
Gary Almeraris, Bill Mariucci, 2009
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The London encyclopaedia: or, Universal dictionary of ...
When he saw her toy, and gibe, and gcer, And p*ss the bounds of modest merry make, Her dalliance he despised. Spenser. They seem to imagine that we have erected of late a framo of some new religion, the furniture whereof we should not  ...
Thomas Curtis, 1829
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ...
When he saw her toy, and gibe, and geer. And pass the bounds of modest merry make. Her dalliance he despised. Spennr. They seem to imagine that we have erected of late a framo of some new religion, the furniture whereof we should not  ...
Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington), 1839
10
Groundwater in Ethiopia: Features, Numbers and Opportunities
Only the first two are described here with a support of a figure. Gibe: Quaternary soil occurs extensively at the central part of the upper Gibe catchment and further extends southward along the bank of the Gibe River. This unit mainly covers the ...
Seifu Kebede, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIBE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gibe is used in the context of the following news items.
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From Dixie to Dzherzinsky: Russia Celebrates Its Dark Past
Aside from the obvious whiff of nativist bigotry, I found the gibe ironic: just then, I was thinking that my Russian/Soviet background (my family left ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
2
The Prince of Minor Writers edited by Phillip Lopate review – the …
... for the magazine archly welcomed his successor as “the Incomparable Max”, hence Pound's gibe. The epithet stuck, to Beerbohm's irritation. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
A glimpse of Africa's future
The Gibe III project, completed on July 1st, is expected to lower the water level in Lake Turkana by 30 feet (with potentially catastrophic ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
4
Ethiopia releases journalists and bloggers ahead of Obama visit
We and only we are the one funding the project and will make sure it is done just like the recently completed Gibe III dam (the tallest in the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Modernist ballet and "chimney sweep music": Stuart Maconie on the …
... at the height of the Britpop madness, Liam Gallagher dismissed Albarn's work as “chimney-sweep music”, it was a cheeky but baseless gibe. «New Statesman, Jul 15»
6
Paul Gallen at Suncorp Stadium ahead of the 2015 Origin decider …
In the build-up to last year's Origin series, Gallen taunted the Queensland public with his ''two-heads'' gibe. Gallen and his Blues cohorts can ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
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Infographic: Lake Turkana Threatened By Hydropower and Farm …
Ethiopia is constructing a series of massive dams on the Omo that are known as the Gilgel Gibe Cascade, which will provide 4,506 megawatts ... «Circle of Blue WaterNews, Jul 15»
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Catchment Conservation in Saving Reservoirs
Recently, stakeholders' consultative meeting on: Holistic Management of Gilgel Gibe-I Reservoir for Sustainable Fisheries and Ecosystem ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Chain of collisions result in double fatality on I-44
... was reopened at 6:54 a.m. At least ten OHP Troopers Jason McCarthy, Ben Bertram, Micah Gibe, Brady Coyle, Colby Martens, Terry Shiever, ... «Miami News Record, Jul 15»
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How To Deal With Jet Lag At Work
How To Deal With Jet Lag At Work. The Debrief: Gibe yourself a break guys, long haul travel sucks. Here's how to cope with jet lag at work «The Debrief, Jul 15»

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