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I have a huge rib cage, which is why I can hold a note out until I'm blue in the face... because I have such a big lung capacity.
Jessica Simpson

Meaning of "rib" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RIB

Old English ribb; related to Old High German rippi, Old Norse rifreef1.
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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 RIB

rib  [rɪb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RIB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rib 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 rib in English.

WHAT DOES RIB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

rib

Rib

In vertebrate anatomy, ribs are the long curved bones which form the cage. In most vertebrates, ribs surround the chest, enabling the lungs to expand and thus facilitate breathing by expanding the chest cavity. They serve to protect the lungs, heart, and other internal organs of the thorax. In some animals, especially snakes, ribs may provide support and protection for the entire body.

Definition of rib in the English dictionary

The first definition of rib in the dictionary is the corresponding bone in other vertebrates. Other definition of rib is a cut of meat including one or more ribs. Rib is also a part or element similar in function or appearance to a rib, esp a structural or supporting member or a raised strip or ridge.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RIB

PRESENT

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

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you rib
we let´s rib
you rib
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to rib
Past participle
ribbed
Present Participle
ribbing
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 BEGIN LIKE RIB

riantly
rib roast
rib-tickler
rib-tickling
riba
ribald
ribaldly
ribaldry
riband
ribattuta
ribavirin
ribband
ribbed
ribbed and smoked sheet
Ribbentrop
ribber
ribbing
Ribble
ribbon
ribbon development

WORDS THAT END LIKE RIB

ad-lib
bib
Carib
crib
dib
fib
gib
glib
Guru Granth Sahib
Hib
jib
lib
Maghrib
mib
nib
pen nib
sahib
sib
squib
Women´s Lib

Synonyms and antonyms of rib in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «rib» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RIB

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

Translator English - Chinese

肋骨
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

costilla
570 millions of speakers

English

rib
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रिब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضِلْع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ребро
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

costela
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাঁজর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

côte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tulang rusuk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rippe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

肋骨
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

늑골
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rib
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xương sườn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விலா எலும்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बरगडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaburga
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

costola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żebro
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ребро
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

coastă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παΐδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rib
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

revben
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ribbe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rib

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RIB»

The term «rib» is very widely used and occupies the 14.031 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RIB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «rib» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «rib» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «RIB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rib.
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Elizabeth Holmes
Too often you see someone fall, break a rib, go in to the doctor and discover a tumor.
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Jessica Simpson
I have a huge rib cage, which is why I can hold a note out until I'm blue in the face... because I have such a big lung capacity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RIB»

Discover the use of rib in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rib and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rib Baskets
With 231 images and 107 diagrams, this how-to guide offers general techniques and tips for successful weaving.
Jean Turner Finley, 2012
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Kitty, my rib
Tells the story of Katherine Luther, wife of Martin Luther.
E. Jane Mall, 1959
3
From a Crooked Rib
Written with complete conviction from a woman's point of view, Nuruddin Farah's spare, shocking first novel savagely attacks the traditional values of his people yet is also a haunting celebration of the unbroken human spirit.
Nuruddin Farah, 2006
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Finding Your Rib
We live in a society where passions are rider less horses, uncontrolled and uncontrollable, in which there is a desolation of decency, in which love has become a jungle emotion, lust exalted to lordship, sin elevated to sovereignty, Satan ...
Raymond Lee Evans, 2011
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Eve's Rib: The Biological Roots of Sex Differences
An eye-opening overview of current biological research in the field of gender differences discusses the implications of scientific discoveries for the roles of men and women in society. 15,000 first printing.
Robert Pool, 1994
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Mastering Rhinoplasty: A Comprehensive Atlas of Surgical ...
The term, “rib grafts,” has a wide variety of meanings in rhinoplasty surgery. There are variations as regards donor site, composition, shaping and utilization [ Daniel 1994]. Initially, rib cartilage was required to fashion a dorsal graft, but the ...
Rollin K. Daniel, 2010
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The Osteology of Infants and Children
First Rib Description at Major Stages. The first rib (fig. 7.1 A) is the broadest, flattest, and most curved of all ribs and it is also one of the shortest. It is compressed superior to inferior so it lies flat on a table, whereas ribs 3 through 12 are thinner ...
Brenda J. Baker, Tosha L. Dupras, Matthew W. Tocheri, 2005
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Manual of Emergency Medicine
J. Rib fracture and contusion. Rib fracture resulting in flail chest is discussed in section II. D. p. 66. 1. Diagnosis. Blunt or penetrating trauma to the chest may result in single or multiple rib fractures or contusions. Simple contusion to the rib  ...
Jon L. Jenkins, G. Richard Braen, 2005
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Adam's Rib Disorder: A Misconception of Submission
God. Will. Get. Rid. of. the. Trash;. You. Have. to. Clean. Out. the. Can. I pressed in right off the bat. I pressed into God through prayer. I went to my pastors for spiritual guidance. I would listen to worship music to fill and soothe my spirit.
Deborah A. Cosio, 2009
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Successful Shotgunning: How to Build Skill in the Field and ...
Once the hunter or competitive shooter gets into the gun, recognizes the correct target-barrel relationship, and triggers the shot, the rib more or less ceases to be an aiming aid as such. Its only remaining job (in the case of a competition gun) is  ...
Peter Blakeley, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RIB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rib is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jose Aldo provides x-rays of broken rib, fires back at Conor McGregor
Aldo says he suffered a fractured rib in training a week ago, although a subsequent report from the UFC stated he had only bruised ribs and cartilage damage. «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
2
Broken rib or bad bruise? Jose Aldo's doctors can't agree, UFC 189 …
According to Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras (via our friends at MMAFighting.com), doctors can't decide whether Aldo's ribs are fractured or just ... «MMAmania.com, Jun 15»
3
Jose Aldo will not miss title defense at UFC 189 versus Conor …
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo intends to defend his title against Conor McGregor on July 11 despite suffering a bone bruise to his rib cage and ... «ESPN, Jun 15»
4
Report: Jose Aldo suffers fractured rib in training camp, UFC 189 …
The highly-anticipated UFC 189 main event may be in jeopardy after featherweight champion Jose Aldo reportedly suffered a fractured rib in training on Tuesday ... «FOXSports.com, Jun 15»
5
State of Origin: Paul Gallen unsure of rib injury sustained in NSW …
New South Wales captain Paul Gallen says he is unsure of the extent of the rib injury he suffered in the State of Origin Game II win over Queensland. Gallen was ... «ABC Online, Jun 15»
6
Fight over last rib at barbecue results in victim being stabbed with fork
MUNCIE, Ind. (May 27, 2015) — One woman was hospitalized and another arrested after a fight over the last rib at a backyard barbecue turned violent. The fight ... «Fox 59, May 15»
7
Toronto Blue Jays place Jose Reyes on disabled list with cracked rib
BOSTON – Switch-hitting Jose Reyes thought he could keep playing with a cracked rib so long as he didn't bat left-handed. He was wrong. «National Post, Apr 15»
8
How Texas Ranchers Try To Clinch The Perfect Rib-Eye
We're heading into grilling season, which means breaking out the burgers and brats. But if you're a true meat lover, the slab you'll want to be searing is the ... «NPR, Apr 15»
9
T.J. Dillashaw out of UFC 186 with a fractured rib
UFC 186 will be forced to go on with only one title fight after bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw suffered a fractured rib, forcing him out of his scheduled bout ... «FOXSports.com, Mar 15»
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Brooks Koepka's Masters ambitions thrown into doubt by rib injury
Brooks Koepka said he was struggling to breathe without pain after withdrawing from the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images. «The Guardian, Mar 15»

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