AskDefine | Define gib

Dictionary Definition

gib n : a castrated tomcat [also: gibbing, gibbed]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology 1

SI decree on gigabyte vs. gibibyte

Abbreviation

GiB
  1. SI abbreviation for gibibyte or gibibytes.
Synonyms
  • GB computing

Etymology 2

Unknown origin (18th century)

Noun

gib
  1. A bolt or wedge made from wood or metal used for holding a machine part in place.

Verb

  1. To fasten in place with a gib.

Extensive Definition

Gib may refer to:
  • A castrated male cat or ferret
  • Gibibit (Gib), a unit of information used, for example, to quantify computer memory or storage capacity
  • Gibraltar
  • Drywall, a construction material
  • Gibs, a term in first person shooter games for bits of a character left after a kill
  • Part of a machine table machine slide that allows a way to adjust for wear
  • A wedge used with a cotter
GiB may refer to:
  • Gibibyte (GiB), a unit of information used, for example, to quantify computer memory or storage capacity
GIB may refer to:

See also

gib in German: GIB
gib in French: GIB
gib in Italian: GIB
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