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Webster 1913 Edition


Bib

Bib

,
Noun.
[From
Bib
, v., because the
bib
receives the drink that the child slavers from the mouth.]
1.
A small piece of cloth worn by children over the breast, to protect the clothes.
2.
(Zool.)
An arctic fish (
Gadus luscus
), allied to the cod; – called also
pout
and
whiting pout
.
3.
A bibcock.

Bib

,
Verb.
I.
To drink; to sip; to tipple.
He was constantly
bibbing
.
Locke.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bib

BIB

,
Noun.
A small piece of linen or other cloth worn by children over the breast.
1.
A fish about a foot in length, the back of a light olive, the sides yellow, and the belly white.

Definition 2022


bib

bib

English

A baby bib
A baby wearing a bib while being fed
The bib of an apron
A runner wearing a bib with the number 0798
Football players wearing red bibs during a match

Noun

bib (plural bibs)

  1. An item of clothing for babies tied around their neck to protect their clothes from getting dirty when eating.
  2. Similar items of clothing such as the Chinese dudou and Vietnamese yem.
  3. (sports) A rectangular piece of material, carrying a bib number, worn as identification by entrants in a race
  4. (sports) A colourful polyester or plastic vest worn over one's clothes, usually to mark one's team during group activities.
  5. The upper part of an apron or overalls.
  6. A patch of colour around an animal's upper breast and throat.
    • 1950, Arthur Cleveland Bent, Life Histories of North American Wagtails, Shrikes, Vireos, and their Allies
      In summer the whole throat and breast are black, but in winter plumage the throat is white bounded by a horseshoe-shaped black bib.
    • 2011, Arthur Peacock, Gettysburg the Cat (page 22)
      He don't look anything like the captain. This here cat has got a nice thick black coat of fur with a nice white bib and white feet.
  7. A north Atlantic fish (Trisopterus luscus), allied to the cod; the pouting.
  8. A bibcock.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

bib (third-person singular simple present bibs, present participle bibbing, simple past and past participle bibbed)

  1. (archaic) To drink heartily; to tipple.
    He was constantly bibbing. Locke.

Related terms

References

  1. bib” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

bib f (uncountable)

  1. abbreviation of bibliotheek.

Volapük

Alternative forms

  • Bib

Noun

bib (plural bibs)

  1. bible, Bible

Declension

Derived terms

  • bibik
  • bibiko
  • cilabib