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English noun: rib

1. rib (artifact) support resembling the rib of an animal


Broader (hypernym)support


Narrower (hyponym)screw thread, thread


Part meronymhull, umbrella, wing

2. rib (body) 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)


Synonymscosta


Broader (hypernym)bone, os


Narrower (hyponym)true rib


Part holonymcostal cartilage


Part meronymcraniate, vertebrate


Domain categorycraniate, vertebrate

3. rib (food) cut of meat including one or more ribs


Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat


Narrower (hyponym)sparerib


Part holonymrib roast, standing rib roast

4. rib (communication) a teasing remark


Broader (hypernym)comment, input, remark

5. rib (body) a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure


Narrower (hyponym)calamus, nervure, quill, shaft, vein

6. rib (artifact) a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural


Broader (hypernym)molding, moulding


English verb: rib

1. rib (creation) form vertical ribs by knitting


SamplesA ribbed sweater.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)knit


Domain categoryhandicraft

2. rib (communication) subject to laughter or ridicule


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsblackguard, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, ridicule, roast


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bemock, mock


Narrower (hyponym)debunk, expose, lampoon, satirise, satirize, stultify, tease









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