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pronunciation:
rIb
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the series of bones that curve from the spine around the chest of a person or animal.
 
definition 2: a cut of meat such as beef or pork that contains a rib.
definition 3: something that resembles a rib in shape or function, such as a supporting wire in an umbrella.
definition 4: a major vein, as in a leaf, insect wing, or the like.
definition 5: a raised ridge in knitted or woven cloth.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ribbed, ribbing, ribs
definition 1: to equip, enclose, support, or strengthen with a rib or ribs.
definition 2: to make or mark (knitted or woven fabric) with riblike ridges.
derivations: ribless (adj.), riblike (adj.)
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