from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wide sash fastened in the back with a large flat bow, worn by women in Japan as a part of the traditional dress.
- n. Variant of obeah.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sash worn with a kimono.
- n. a form of witchcraft originating in Africa
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of sorcery, probably of African origin, practiced among the negroes of the West Indies.
- n. A charm or fetich.
- n. A sash, esp. the long belt-like broad sash of soft material worn by women aound the waist when wearing a traditional kimono, and usually having a large bow at the back.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of magical art or sorcery practised by the negroes in Africa, and formerly prevalent among those living in the West Indies, where it was introduced by African slaves.
- n. The fetish or charm upon which the power of the obi is supposed to depend.
- n. A sash of some soft material, figured or embroidered in gay colors, worn by the women of Japan. It is a long strip of cloth about a foot wide, wound round the waist several times, and tied behind in a large bow, which varies in style according to the social condition of the wearer.
- To bewitch by the practice of obi; charm for the cure of disease, for revenge, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
- n. a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
Japanese.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 帯, おび. (Wiktionary)