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  1. rib

    • IPA[rib]

    美式

    • n.
      each of a series of slender curved bones articulated in pairs to the spine (twelve pairs in humans), protecting the thoracic cavity and its organs;a rib of an animal with meat adhering to it used as food; a joint or cut from the ribs of an animal
    • v.
      mark with or form into raised bands or ridges;tease good-naturedly
    • verb: rib, 3rd person present: ribs, gerund or present participle: ribbing, past tense: ribbed, past participle: ribbed

    • noun: rib, plural noun: ribs

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. each of a series of slender curved bones articulated in pairs to the spine (twelve pairs in humans), protecting the thoracic cavity and its organs he had several broken ribs
    • a rib of an animal with meat adhering to it used as food; a joint or cut from the ribs of an animal a lunch of ribs, wings, and blueberry pie 1,300 lb of beef rib
    • 2. a long raised piece of stronger or thicker material across a surface or through a structure, and typically serving to support or strengthen it.
    • a curved member supporting a vault or defining its form stone is used only for ribs, piers, and windows a rib vault
    • any of the curved transverse pieces of metal or timber in a ship, extending up from the keel and forming part of the framework of the hull the hull was stiffened with 26 ribs
    • each of the curved pieces of wood forming the body of a lute or the sides of a violin.
    • each of the hinged rods supporting the fabric of an umbrella.
    • a structural member in an airfoil, extending back from the leading edge and serving to define the contour of the airfoil.
    • a ridge of rock or land the final rib gives pleasant climbing
    • 3. a vein of a leaf (especially the midrib) or an insect's wing a spinach-type leaf with red ribs
    • 4. a combination of alternate knit (plain) and purl stitches producing a ridged, slightly elastic fabric, used especially for the cuffs and bottom edges of sweaters knit twenty rows of rib knit a new rib

    動詞

    • 1. mark with or form into raised bands or ridges the road ahead was ribbed with furrows of slush
    • 2. informal tease good-naturedly the first time I appeared in the outfit I was ribbed mercilessly