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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obeah, obi(noun)

    (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery

  2. obeah, obi(noun)

    a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas


  1. obi(Noun)

    a form of witchcraft originating in Africa

    Etymology: From 帯, おび.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obi(noun)

    a species of sorcery, probably of African origin, practiced among the negroes of the West Indies

    Etymology: [Prob. of African origin.]

  2. Obi(noun)

    a charm or fetich

    Etymology: [Prob. of African origin.]


  1. Obi

    Obi is a sash for traditional Japanese dress, keikogi worn for Japanese martial arts, and part of kimono outfits. The obi for men's kimono is rather narrow, 10 centimetres wide at most, but a woman's formal obi can be 30 centimetres wide and more than 4 metres long. Nowadays, a woman's wide and decorative obi does not keep the kimono closed; this is done by different undersashes and ribbons worn underneath the obi. The obi itself often requires the use of stiffeners and ribbons for definition of shape and decoration. There are many types of obi, most for women: wide obis made of brocade and narrower, simpler obis for everyday wear. The fanciest and most colourful obis are for young unmarried women. The contemporary women's obi is a very conspicuous accessory, sometimes even more so than the kimono robe itself. A fine formal obi might cost more than the rest of the entire outfit. Obis are categorised by their design, formality, material, and use. Informal obis are narrower and shorter.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obi

    ō′bi, n. a kind of sorcery practised by obeah-men and obeah-women among the negroes of the West Indies and United States, a survival of African magic: a fetish or charm—also O′bea, O′beah, O′by.—n. O′biism. [Prob. Afr.]

  2. Obi

    ō′bi, n. a broad, gaily embroidered sash worn by Japanese women. [Jap.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Obi

    a river and, with its tributaries, great water highway of West Siberia, which rises in the Altai Mountains, and after a course of 2120 m. falls into the Arctic Ocean.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. obi

    A horrible sorcery practised among the negroes in the West Indies, the infliction of which by a threat from the juggler is sufficient to lead the denounced victim to mental disease, despondency, and death. Still the wretched trash gathered together for the obi-spell is not more ridiculous than the amulets of civilized Europe.

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Anagrams for OBI »

  1. Bio

  2. Bio.

  3. BOI

  4. Ibo

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  1. obi


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of OBI in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of OBI in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of OBI in a Sentence

  1. Rita Moreno:

    The fabric is made out of obi, which is the sash that Japanese women use on their kimonos. They’re usually folded over and over and over, this is one piece of fabric, i would think it would tarnish, it’s been hanging in my closet.

  2. Stuart Stevens:

    There's a dark side to each and every human soul. We wish we were Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the most part we are, but there's a little Darth Vadar in all of us. Thing is, this ain't no either or proposition. We're talking about dialectics, the good and the bad merging into us. You can run but you can't hide. My experience Face the darkness, stare it down. Own it. As brother Nietzsche said, being human is a complicated gig. Give that old dark night of the soul a hug Howl the eternal yes

  3. Walt Disney Co:

    The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

  4. John Vignocchi:

    So now we've got way more advanced, way more expressive move sets than we've ever had before, a character like Anakin Skywalker is using his Force powers to pull and does lots of cool air juggles and is really much more of an aggressive Jedi than, say, someone like Obi-Wan Kenobi, who is much more of a defensive Jedi.

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