Jibe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jibed p. pr. & vb. n. Jibing ] Naut. To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See Gybe.
Jibe, v. i.
1. Naut. To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See Jibe, v. t., and Gybe.
2. To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq.]
Gybe, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Gybed p. pr. & vb. n. Gybing.] Naut. To shift from one side of a vessel to the other; -- said of the boom of a fore-and-aft sail when the vessel is steered off the wind until the sail fills on the opposite side. [Also jibe.]
n : an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and
intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was
`drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a
dig at me every chance she gets" [syn: shot, shaft, slam,
dig, barb, gibe]
v 1: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their
characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many
details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on
the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match
those on the gun" [syn: match, fit, correspond, check,
gibe, tally, agree] [ant: disagree]
2: shift from one side of the ship to the other; "The sail
jibbed wildly" [syn: gybe, jib, change course]