jibing

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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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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