Rib in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is rib a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word rib is a Scrabble US word. The word rib is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

R1I1B3

Is rib a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word rib is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

R1I1B3

Is rib a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word rib is a Words With Friends word. The word rib is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

R1I1B4

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3 letters words from 'rib'

RIB 5 

2 letters words from 'rib'

BI 4 

All 3 letters words made out of rib

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Definitions and meaning of rib

rib

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rĭb, IPA(key): /ɹɪb/
  • Rhymes: -ɪb

Etymology 1

From Middle English rib, ribbe, from Old English ribb (rib), from Proto-West Germanic *ribi, from Proto-Germanic *ribją (rib, reef), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rebʰ- (arch, ceiling, cover).

Cognate with Dutch rib (rib), Norwegian ribbe (sparerib), Norwegian ribben (rib), Low German ribbe (rib), German Rippe (rib), Old Norse rif (rib, reef), Serbo-Croatian rèbro (rib).

Noun

rib (plural ribs)

  1. 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
  2. A part or piece, similar to a rib, and serving to shape or support something
  3. A cut of meat enclosing one or more rib bones
  4. (nautical) Any of several curved members attached to a ship's keel and extending upward and outward to form the framework of the hull
  5. Any of several transverse pieces that provide an aircraft wing with shape and strength
  6. (architecture) A long, narrow, usually arched member projecting from the surface of a structure, especially such a member separating the webs of a vault
  7. (knitting) A raised ridge in knitted material or in cloth
  8. (botany) The main, or any of the prominent veins of a leaf
  9. A teasing joke
  10. (Ireland, colloquial) A single strand of hair.
  11. A stalk of celery.
  12. (archaic, literary, humorous) A wife or woman.
    • 1862, George Borrow, Wild Wales
      'Near to it was the portrait of his rib, Dame Middleton.'
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

rib (third-person singular simple present ribs, present participle ribbing, simple past and past participle ribbed)

  1. To shape, support, or provide something with a rib or ribs.
  2. To tease or make fun of someone in a good-natured way.
  3. To enclose, as if with ribs, and protect; to shut in.
  4. (transitive) To leave strips of undisturbed ground between the furrows in ploughing (land).
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English ribbe, from Old English ribbe (hound's-tongue).

Noun

rib (plural ribs)

  1. (botany) Hound's-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale).
  2. (botany) Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita).
  3. (botany) Watercress (Nasturtium officinale).

Anagrams

  • BIR, BRI, Bri, IBR, IRB, RBI

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch ribbe, from Old Dutch *ribba, from Proto-Germanic *ribją.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɪp/
  • Hyphenation: rib
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Noun

rib m (plural ribben, diminutive ribje n)

  1. rib
  2. a truss (wooden frame)

Derived terms

  • ribbenkast
  • ribstuk
  • scheepsrib

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: rib

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From ribe (hair, blade, tape)

Verb

rib (past rib, future ribidh, verbal noun ribeadh, past participle ribte)

  1. trap, ensnare

Related terms

  • ribe

Yapese

Adverb

rib

  1. very

Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /ɣip˧/
  • Tone numbers: rib8
  • Hyphenation: rib

Etymology 1

From Proto-Tai *C̬.lepᴰ (fingernail; toenail). Cognate with Thai เล็บ (lép), Lao ເລັບ (lep), Shan ၼဵပ်ႉ (nḛ̂p), Ahom 𑜎𑜢𑜆𑜫 (lip), Saek หลี้บ.

Noun

rib (Sawndip forms 𭻎, 𭶫, old orthography rib)

  1. nail (on fingers and toes)
    Synonym: gyaep (dialectal)
  2. claw; talon
    Synonym: nyauj
  3. hoof
    Synonym: ve

Etymology 2

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Verb

rib (old orthography rib)

  1. to clean up; to tidy up
  2. to confiscate

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RIATA, (Spanish) a lariat.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)