Synonyms of rib


1. rib, support

usage: support resembling the rib of an animal

2. rib, costa, bone, os

usage: 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)

3. rib, cut, cut of meat

usage: cut of meat including one or more ribs

4. rib, remark, comment, input

usage: a teasing remark

5. rib, structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure

usage: a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant

6. rib, molding, moulding

usage: a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural


1. rib, knit

usage: form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater"

2. ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun, mock, bemock

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of rib (Dictionary)