jibe

1 [jahyb] Nautical.
verb (used without object), jibed, jibing.
1.
to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
2.
to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.
verb (used with object), jibed, jibing.
3.
to cause to jibe.
noun
4.
the act of jibing.
Also, gibe, gybe, jib, jibb.


Origin:
1685–95; variant of gybe < Dutch gijben, more commonly gijpen

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jibe

2 [jahyb]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), jibed, jibing, noun
gibe1.

jibe

3 [jahyb]
verb (used without object), jibed, jibing.
to be in harmony or accord; agree: The report does not quite jibe with the commissioner's observations.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism; origin uncertain


conform, accord, fit.
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gibe or jibe1 (dʒaɪb)
 
vb
1.  to make jeering or scoffing remarks (at); taunt
 
n
2.  a derisive or provoking remark
 
[C16: perhaps from Old French giber to treat roughly, of uncertain origin]
 
jibe or jibe1
 
vb
 
n
 
[C16: perhaps from Old French giber to treat roughly, of uncertain origin]
 
'giber or jibe1
 
n
 
'jiber or jibe1
 
n
 
'gibingly or jibe1
 
adv
 
'jibingly or jibe1
 
adv

gybe or nautical jibe (dʒaɪb)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (of a fore-and-aft sail) to shift suddenly from one side of the vessel to the other when running before the wind, as the result of allowing the wind to catch the leech
2.  to cause (a sailing vessel) to gybe or (of a sailing vessel) to undergo gybing
 
n
3.  an instance of gybing
 
[C17: from obsolete Dutch gijben (now gijpen), of obscure origin]
 
jibe or nautical jibe
 
vb
 
n
 
[C17: from obsolete Dutch gijben (now gijpen), of obscure origin]

jibe, jib or jibb1 (dʒaɪb, dʒɪb)
 
vb, —n
nautical variants of gybe
 
jib, jib or jibb1
 
vb, —n
 
jibb, jib or jibb1
 
vb, —n

jibe2 (dʒaɪb)
 
vb
a variant spelling of gibe
 
'jiber2
 
n
 
'jibingly2
 
adv

jibe3 (dʒaɪb)
 
vb
informal (intr) to agree; accord; harmonize
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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jibe
"agree, fit," 1813, of unknown origin, perhaps a figurative extension of earlier jib (v.) "shift a sail or boom" (see jib). OED, however, suggests a phonetic variant of chime, as if meaning "to chime in with, to be in harmony."

jibe
1567, perhaps from M.Fr. giber "to handle roughly," or an alteration of gaber "to mock."
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jibe definition

[dʒɑɪb]
  1. in.
    to agree; to be in harmony. (See also track.) : Your story just doesn't jibe with the facts.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
When the results of the popular vote jibe with the electoral vote, there is no
  problem with the system.
It also seems to jibe well with the common observation that individuals have
  particular talents.
The jibe hurts because, in an era of highly complex financial engineering, it
  has an element of truth.
Not bad for someone who not so long ago didn't know the difference between a
  tack and a jibe.
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