American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To shift a fore-and-aft sail from one side of a vessel to the other while sailing before the wind so as to sail on the opposite tack.
- v. To cause (a sail) to jibe.
- n. The act of jibing.
- v. Informal To be in accord; agree: Your figures jibe with mine.
- v. Variant of gibe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical, to cause (a fore-and-aft sail) to swing over to the other side when the wind is aft or on the quarter.
- Nautical, to change from one tack to the other without going about; shift a fore-and-aft Bail from one side to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter.
- To agree; be in harmony or accord; work together: as, the two plans did not seem to jibe.
- n. See gibe.
- A less common form of jib.
- n. A facetious or insulting remark, a jeer or taunt.
- n. nautical A manoeuver in which the stern of a sailing boat or ship crosses the wind.
- n. nautical sudden sweep of the boom of a sailboat across from one side of the boat to the other.
- v. intransitive, nautical To perform a jibe
- v. intransitive To agree.
- v. transitive, nautical To cause to execute a jibe
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Naut.) 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.
- v. (Naut.) To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See jibe, v. t., and gybe.
- v. colloq. To agree; to harmonize.
- v. shift from one side of the ship to the other
- n. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
- v. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
- Alteration (perhaps influenced by jib1) of gybe, from obsolete Dutch gijben.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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