What does jibe mean?

Definitions for jibedʒaɪb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe(verb)

    an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

    "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

  2. match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree(verb)

    be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

    "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

  3. jibe, gybe, jib, change course(verb)

    shift from one side of the ship to the other

    "The sail jibbed wildly"


  1. jibe(Noun)

    A facetious or insulting remark, a jeer or taunt.

    He flung subtle jibes at her until she couldn't bear to work with him any longer.

  2. jibe(Noun)

    A manoeuver in which the stern of a sailing boat or ship crosses the wind.

  3. jibe(Noun)

    sudden sweep of the boom of a sailboat across from one side of the boat to the other.

  4. jibe(Verb)

    To perform a jibe

  5. jibe(Verb)

    To agree.

    That explanation doesn't jibe with the facts.

  6. jibe(Verb)

    To cause to execute a jibe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jibe(verb)

    to shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See Gybe

  2. Jibe(verb)

    to change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See Jibe, v. t., and Gybe

  3. Jibe(verb)

    to agree; to harmonize

  4. Origin: [Cf. Dan. gibbe, D. gijpen, v. i., and dial. Sw. gippa to jerk. Cf. Jib, n. & v. i.]


  1. Jibe

    A jibe or gybe is a sailing maneuver where a sailing vessel reaching downwind turns its stern through the wind, such that the wind direction changes from one side of the boat to the other. For square-rigged ships, this maneuver is called wearing ship. In this maneuver, the mainsail will cross the center of the boat while the jib is pulled to the other side of the boat. If the spinnaker is up, the pole will have to be manually moved to the other side, to remain opposite the mainsail. In a dinghy, raising the centerboard can reduce the risk of capsizing during what can be a somewhat violent maneuver. The other way to change the side of the boat that faces the wind is turning the bow of the boat into, and then through, the direction of the wind. This operation is known as tacking or coming about.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jibe

    Same as Gibe.


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jibe in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jibe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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