from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive 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.
- transitive v. To cause (a sail) to jibe.
- n. The act of jibing.
- intransitive v. Informal To be in accord; agree: Your figures jibe with mine.
- v. Variant of gibe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A facetious or insulting remark, a jeer or taunt.
- n. A manoeuver in which the stern of a sailing boat or ship crosses the wind.
- n. sudden sweep of the boom of a sailboat across from one side of the boat to the other.
- v. To perform a jibe
- v. To agree.
- v. To cause to execute a jibe
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See jibe, v. t., and gybe.
- intransitive v. To agree; to harmonize.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)