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  Definition of rib
  1. support resembling the rib of an animal
  2. a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural
  3. a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
  4. 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)
  5. a teasing remark
  6. cut of meat including one or more ribs
  7. 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"
  8. form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater"
Similar Words: costa, ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, make fun, poke fun

 

Hyponyms: screw thread, thread, quill, calamus, shaft, vein, nervure, true rib, sparerib, tease, satirize, satirise, lampoon, debunk, expose, stultify

 

Part Meronyms: hull, wing, umbrella, vertebrate, craniate

 

Derivational Morphology: ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, make fun, poke fun, tease, teasing, ribbing, knock, derision, satirist, ironist, ridiculer

 

Anagrams: rbi

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 肋骨   Danish: ribben  
Finnish: kylkiluu   German: Rippe  
Italian: costola   Japanese: 肋骨  
Korean: 갈비   Maltese: kustilja  
Polish: żebro   Russian: ребро  
Slovene: rebro   Spanish: costilla  
Swedish: revben   Tamil: விலாவெலும்பு  
Telugu: (emukula gUdu)  
 
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