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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jibe  \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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jibe  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gybe  \Gybe\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gybed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gybing}.]  [See  {Jibe}.]  (Naut.) 
  To  shift  from  one  side  of  a  vessel  to  the  other  --  said  of 
  the  boom  of  a  fore-and-aft  sail  when  the  vessel  is  steered 
  off  the  wind  until  the  sail  fills  on  the  opposite  side  [Also 
  {jibe}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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"  [syn:  {shot},  {shaft},  {slam}, 
  {dig},  {barb},  {gibe}] 
  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}, 
  {gibe},  {tally},  {agree}]  [ant:  {disagree}] 
  2:  shift  from  one  side  of  the  ship  to  the  other  of  a  sail 
  [syn:  {gybe},  {jib},  {change  course}] 




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