Associations to the word «Rib»


RIB, noun. Any of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and other animals and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum
RIB, noun. A part or piece, similar to a rib, and serving to shape or support something
RIB, noun. A cut of meat enclosing one or more rib bones
RIB, noun. (nautical) Any of several curved members attached to a ship's keel and extending upward and outward to form the framework of the hull
RIB, noun. Any of several transverse pieces that provide an aircraft wing with shape and strength
RIB, noun. (architecture) A long, narrow, usually arched member projecting from the surface of a structure, especially such a member separating the webs of a vault
RIB, noun. (knitting) A raised ridge in knitted material or in cloth
RIB, noun. (botany) The main, or any of the prominent veins of a leaf
RIB, noun. A teasing joke
RIB, noun. (Ireland) (colloquial) A single strand of hair.
RIB, noun. A stalk of celery.
RIB, verb. To shape, support, or provide something with a rib or ribs
RIB, verb. To tease or make fun of someone
RIB, verb. To enclose, as if with ribs, and protect; to shut in.
RIB, verb. (transitive) To leave strips of undisturbed ground between the furrows in ploughing (land).
RIB, noun. (acronym) Rigid inflatable boat — A lightweight inflatable boat with a rigid hull.
RIB CAGE, noun. (skeleton) A part of the skeleton within the thoracic area consisting of ribs, sternum and thoracic vertebrae.
RIB CAGE, noun. The enclosed area created by and within the ribs.
RIB CAGES, noun. Plural of rib cage
RIB EYE STEAK, noun. Alternative spelling of ribeye steak
RIB EYE STEAKS, noun. Plural of rib eye steak

Dictionary definition

RIB, noun. Support resembling the rib of an animal.
RIB, noun. Any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates).
RIB, noun. Cut of meat including one or more ribs.
RIB, noun. A teasing remark.
RIB, noun. A riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant.
RIB, noun. A projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural.
RIB, verb. Form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater".
RIB, verb. Subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery