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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gibe  \Gibe\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gibed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gibing}.]  [Cf.  Prov.  F.  giber,  equiv.  to  F.  jouer  to  play, 
  Icel.  geipa  to  talk  nonsense,  E.  jabber.] 
  To  cast  reproaches  and  sneering  expressions;  to  rail;  to 
  utter  taunting,  sarcastic  words  to  flout;  to  fleer;  to 
  scoff. 
 
  Fleer  and  gibe,  and  laugh  and  flout.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gibe  \Gibe\,  v.  i. 
  To  reproach  with  contemptuous  words  to  deride;  to  scoff  at 
  to  mock. 
 
  Draw  the  beasts  as  I  describe  them  From  their 
  features,  while  I  gibe  them  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gibe  \Gibe\,  n. 
  An  expression  of  sarcastic  scorn;  a  sarcastic  jest;  a  scoff; 
  a  taunt;  a  sneer. 
 
  Mark  the  fleers,  the  gibes,  and  notable  scorns.  --Shak. 
 
  With  solemn  gibe  did  Eustace  banter  me  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gibe 
  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"  [syn:  {shot},  {shaft},  {slam}, 
  {dig},  {barb},  {jibe}] 
  v  1:  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"  [syn:  {match},  {fit},  {correspond},  {check}, 
  {jibe},  {tally},  {agree}]  [ant:  {disagree}] 
  2:  laugh  or  scoff  at  "The  crowd  jeered  at  the  speaker"  [syn: 
  {jeer},  {scoff},  {flout},  {barrack}] 




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