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Meaning & Definition of Rib in English

English

Rib

/rɪb/

noun

1. Support resembling the rib of an animal

    synonym:
  • rib

2. Any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)

    synonym:
  • rib
  • ,
  • costa

3. Cut of meat including one or more ribs

    synonym:
  • rib

4. A teasing remark

    synonym:
  • rib

5. A riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant

    synonym:
  • rib

6. A projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling

  • May be ornamental or structural
    synonym:
  • rib

verb

1. Form vertical ribs by knitting

  • "A ribbed sweater"
    synonym:
  • rib

2. Subject to laughter or ridicule

  • "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"
  • "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"
  • "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
    synonym:
  • ridicule
  • ,
  • roast
  • ,
  • guy
  • ,
  • blackguard
  • ,
  • laugh at
  • ,
  • jest at
  • ,
  • rib
  • ,
  • make fun
  • ,
  • poke fun

Examples of using

Our neighbor has broken a rib.