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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rib  \Rib\,  n.  [AS.  rib,  ribb;  akin  to  D.  rib,  G.  rippe,  OHG. 
  rippa,  rippi,  Dan.  ribbe,  Icel.  rif,  Russ.  rebro.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  One  of  the  curved  bones  attached  to  the  vertebral 
  column  and  supporting  the  lateral  walls  of  the  thorax. 
  Note:  In  man  there  are  twelve  ribs  on  each  side  of  which  the 
  upper  seven  are  directly  connected  with  the  sternum  by 
  cartilages,  and  are  called  sternal,  or  true,  ribs.  The 
  remaining  five  pairs  are  called  asternal,  or  false, 
  ribs,  and  of  these  each  of  the  three  upper  pairs  is 
  attached  to  the  cartilage  of  the  rib  above,  while  the 
  two  lower  pairs  are  free  at  the  ventral  ends  and  are 
  called  floating  ribs.  See  {Thorax}. 
  2.  That  which  resembles  a  rib  in  form  or  use  Specifically: 
  a  (Shipbuilding)  One  of  the  timbers,  or  bars  of  iron  or 
  steel,  that  branch  outward  and  upward  from  the  keel, 
  to  support  the  skin  or  planking,  and  give  shape  and 
  strength  to  the  vessel. 
  b  (Mach.  &  Structures)  A  ridge,  fin,  or  wing,  as  on  a 
  plate,  cylinder,  beam,  etc.,  to  strengthen  or  stiffen 
  c  One  of  the  rods  on  which  the  cover  of  an  umbrella  is 
  d  A  prominent  line  or  ridge,  as  in  cloth. 
  e  A  longitudinal  strip  of  metal  uniting  the  barrels  of  a 
  double-barreled  gun. 
  3.  (Bot.)  The  chief  nerve,  or  one  of  the  chief  nerves,  of  a 
  b  Any  longitudinal  ridge  in  a  plant. 
  4.  (Arch.) 
  a  In  Gothic  vaulting,  one  of  the  primary  members  of  the 
  vault.  These  are  strong  arches,  meeting  and  crossing 
  one  another,  dividing  the  whole  space  into  triangles, 
  which  are  then  filled  by  vaulted  construction  of 
  lighter  material.  Hence  an  imitation  of  one  of  these 
  in  wood,  plaster,  or  the  like 
  b  A  projecting  mold,  or  group  of  moldings,  forming  with 
  others  a  pattern,  as  on  a  ceiling,  ornamental  door,  or 
  the  like 
  5.  (Mining) 
  a  Solid  coal  on  the  side  of  a  gallery;  solid  ore  in  a 
  b  An  elongated  pillar  of  ore  or  coal  left  as  a  support. 
  6.  A  wife;  --  in  allusion  to  Eve,  as  made  out  of  Adam's  rib. 
  [Familiar  &  Sportive] 
  How  many  have  we  known  whose  heads  have  been  broken 
  with  their  own  rib.  --Bp.  Hall. 
  {Chuck  rib},  a  cut  of  beef  immediately  in  front  of  the  middle 
  rib.  See  {Chuck}. 
  {Fore  ribs},  a  cut  of  beef  immediately  in  front  of  the 
  {Middle  rib},  a  cut  of  beef  between  the  chuck  rib  and  the 
  fore  ribs. 
  {Rib  grass}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Ribwort}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rib  \Rib\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ribbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  furnish  with  ribs;  to  form  with  rising  lines  and 
  channels;  as  to  rib  cloth. 
  2.  To  inclose,  as  with  ribs,  and  protect;  to  shut  in 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  resembling  the  rib  of  an  animal 
  2:  any  of  24  curved  arches  of  bone  extending  from  the  spine  to 
  or  toward  the  sternum  in  man  and  a  similar  bone  in  most 
  vertebrates  [syn:  {costa}] 
  3:  cut  of  meat  including  one  or  more  ribs 
  4:  a  riblike  supporting  or  strengthening  part  of  an  animal  or 
  v  1:  form  vertical  ribs  by  knitting 
  2:  subject  to  laughter  or  ridicule:  "The  satirists  ridiculed 
  the  plans  for  a  new  opera  house";  "The  students  poked  fun 
  at  the  inexperienced  teacher"  [syn:  {ridicule},  {guy},  {blackguard}, 
  {laugh  at},  {jest  at},  {make  fun},  {poke  fun}] 

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