(noun, verb)


1. support resembling the rib of an animal

Definition categories: man–made, support

2. 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)

Similar word(s): costa

Definition categories: body, bone

3. cut of meat including one or more ribs

Definition categories: food, cut

4. a teasing remark

Definition categories: communication, comment, input, remark

5. a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant

Definition categories: body, structure

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

Definition categories: man–made, molding, moulding


1. form vertical ribs by knitting

- A ribbed sweater

Definition categories: creation, knit

2. subject to laughter or ridicule

Similar word(s): blackguard, guy, ridicule, roast

Definition categories: communication, bemock, mock

Sentences with rib as a verb:

- He always gets ribbed for his outrageous shirts.