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Noun rib has 6 senses
  1. rib - support resembling the rib of an animal
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 is a part of hull; wing; umbrella
    --1 has particulars: screw thread, thread
  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)
    --2 is a kind of bone, os
    --2 is a part of vertebrate, craniate
    --2 has parts: costal cartilage
    --2 has particulars: true rib
  3. rib - cut of meat including one or more ribs
    --3 is a kind of
    cut, cut of meat
    --3 has parts: rib roast, standing rib roast
    --3 has particulars: sparerib
  4. rib - a teasing remark
    --4 is a kind of
    remark, comment
    Derived form: verb rib2
  5. rib - a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
    --5 is a kind of
    structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
    --5 has particulars: quill, calamus, shaft; vein, nervure
  6. rib - a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural
    --6 is a kind of
    molding, moulding
Verb rib has 2 senses
  1. rib - form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater"
    --1 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  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"
    --2 is one way to mock, bemock
    Derived forms: noun rib4, noun ribbing2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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