Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rib

6 senses of rib

Sense 1
rib -- (support resembling the rib of an animal)
       => support -- (any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf")

Sense 2
rib, costa -- (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))
       => bone, os -- (rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates)

Sense 3
rib -- (cut of meat including one or more ribs)
       => cut, cut of meat -- (a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass)

Sense 4
rib -- (a teasing remark)
       => remark, comment, input -- (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account")

Sense 5
rib -- (a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant)
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 6
rib -- (a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural)
       => molding, moulding -- (a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rib

2 senses of rib

Sense 1
rib -- (form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater")
       => knit -- (make (textiles) by knitting; "knit a scarf")

Sense 2
ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun -- (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")
       => mock, bemock -- (treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles")

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