Definitions for: Jibe


[n] 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"
[v] shift from one side of the ship to the other; "The sail jibbed wildly"
[v] 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 do'nt match those on the gun"



Webster (1913) Definition: Jibe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jibed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Jibing.] [Cf. Dan. gibbe, D. gijpen, v. i., and dial. Sw.
gippa to jerk. Cf. Jib, n. & v. i.] (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.


Jibe, v. i.
1. (Naut.) To change a ship's course so as to cause a
shifting of the boom. See Jibe, v. t., and Gybe.

2. To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq.] --Bartlett.

Synonyms: agree, barb, change course, check, correspond, dig, fit, gibe, gibe, gybe, jib, match, shaft, shot, slam, tally

Antonyms: disaccord, disagree, discord

See Also: accede, adhere, align, answer, be, bear out, befit, beseem, coincide, comment, conform to, consist, correlate, corroborate, duplicate, equal, homologize, look, meet, overlap, parallel, pattern, remark, resemble, rhyme, rime, sail, square, suit, support, twin, underpin

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