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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun alibi:


Definition of the noun alibi

What does alibi mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alibis / alibies (rare form)

  1. (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
  2. a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

Alternative definition of the noun alibi


  1. [legal] The plea or mode of defense under which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove that he was in another place when the alleged act was committed; as, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi

Definition of the verb alibi

What does alibi mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: alibied | alibiing | alibis / alibies (rare form)

  1. exonerate by means of an alibi
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: excuse / explain = serve as a reason or cause or justification of

Alternative definition of the verb alibi


  1. to provide an alibi for
  2. to provide an excuse for


  1. "Alibi" is a 1929 American crime film directed by Roland West. The screenplay was written by West and C. Gardner Sullivan, who adapted the 1927 Broadway stage play, Nightstick, written by Elaine Sterne Carrington, J.C. Nugent, Elliott Nugent and John Wray.
  2. "Alibi" a.k.a. "Dial M for Murder" is a 1954 American crime thriller film in Warnercolor directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings. The movie was adapted from a successful stage play by Frederick Knott, and was released by the Warner Bros. studio.
  3. "Alibi" is a British mystery detective film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Austin Trevor, Franklin Dyall, and Elizabeth Allen.
  4. "Alibi" is a 2007 psychological thriller film directed and produced by James Chean.
  5. "Alibi" is a 1942 British mystery film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Margaret Lockwood, James Mason and Hugh Sinclair. It was based on the novel L'Alibi by Marcel Achard.
  6. "Alibi" is a film.
  7. "Alibi" is a 1969 Italian comedy film directed by Adolfo Celi and starring Vittorio Gassman.
  8. "Alibi" is a 1955 film directed by Alfred Weidenmann.
    • country: West Germany
    • language: German Language
    • production design by Rolf Zehetbauer
    • genre: Crime Fiction
    • released on (59 years ago)
    • award:
      • German Film Award for Best Feature Film (Überdurchschnittlicher abendfüllender Spielfilm) nomination for Fama-Film
      • German Film Award for Best Feature Film (Überdurchschnittlicher abendfüllender Spielfilm), received by Fama-Film
  9. "Alibi" is a 2007 film directed by Tony Goldwyn.
  10. "Alibi" is a 2009 short film directed by Darren Bolger and Caroline Campbell.
  11. "Alibi" is a 2010 short LGBT film directed by Ruth Novaczek.


  1. "Alibi" is a 1928 play by Michael Morton based on The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, a novel by British crime writer Agatha Christie.
  2. "Alibi" is a book written by Joseph Kanon.
    • genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
    • subjects: Literary, Italy, Revenge
    • award:


  1. "Alibi" is the ninth original studio album by American folk rock duo America, released by Capitol Records in 1980.
  2. "Alibi" is the third studio album by Dutch hard rock band Vandenberg. It was released in 1985 on Atco Records. Like its predecessor the album artwork was created by Vandenberg himself.
  3. "Alibi" is a pop / dance song released in 2013 by the Swedish singer of Persian origin Eddie Razaz. He had been a contestant in Swedish Idol 2009 finishing sixth and eventually forming the duo REbound! with fellow Idol contestant Rabih Jaber. After breaking-up, Razaz had decided to go on with a solo career.
  4. "Alibi" is a song by David Gray. It was released as the third and final single from his album Life in Slow Motion. The single coincided with the release of his Live in Slow Motion DVD, filmed live at the Hammersmith Apollo on December 13, 2005. The version of "Alibi" on CD2 features the live version from the DVD. The single received mixed reviews, and peaked at #71 on the UK Singles Chart, making it Gray's first single not to chart in the top 40 since the original release of "Please Forgive Me" in 1999. The B-side "Golden Ray" was featured exclusively on the limited edition 7" vinyl version of the single.
  5. "Alibi" a.k.a. "Álibi" is a musical album of Maria Bethânia.
    • released in (37 years ago)
  6. "Alibi" is a musical album of Gran Noir.
    • released on
  7. "alibi" is a musical single of Ritsuko Tanaka.
    • released on (23 years ago)
  8. "Alibi" is a musical single of Eddie Razaz.
    • released on
  9. "Alibi" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  10. "Alibi" is a musical single of BANKS.
    • released on
  11. "Alibi" is a musical single of Michael Wendler.
    • released in (13 years ago)


Who is Alibi?

Alibi a.k.a. Max Terhune was an American film actor born in Franklin, Indiana. He appeared in nearly 70 films, mostly B-westerns, between 1936 and 1956.


  1. Alibi is a musical group.
    • also known as DJ Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren, Armin van Buuren and DJ Tiësto Present Alibi, Armin Van Buuren presents Alibi, Armin Van Buuren & DJ Tiësto Present: Alibi, Armin van Buuren & DJ Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren & DJ Tiesto presents Alibi
    • members:
    • album: "Eternity"
  2. ALiBi is a musical group.
    • albums: "★★", "イエローバナナサーフィングー", "ブルーベリートレイン", "★", "レッドチェリーパイ", "ピカピカの一年生", "RaInBoW CoLoRs", "ЯOCK★STAR", "★★★", "青春の二年生", "涙の三年生"
  3. Alibi is a musical group.
  4. Alibi is a musical group.
    • album: "Misdemeanours"

There are other groups with in their name, like Sweet Alibi, Ours To Alibi, Parker's Alibi, Roadside Alibi, Air Tight Alibi, Forgotten Alibi and Alibi for a Murder.


  1. ALIBI is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as ALIBI waypoint, fix ALIBI, waypoint ALIBI, ALIBI fix
  2. Alibi is a Venue in Arcata.


  1. Alibi is a digital television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as part of the UKTV network of channels. The channel launched on 1 November 1997 and relaunched in its current format on 7 October 2008. The channel is available on satellite through Sky, on cable, primarily through Virgin Media and Smallworld Cable, and on IPTV through BT TV and TalkTalk Plus TV.
  2. Alibi is a language game spoken by children in Australia. It is not a true language, instead an obfuscation of English. It is a system of manipulating the syllables of spoken words to render them incomprehensible to the untrained ear. The language can be easily mentally encoded and decoded by a skilled speaker at the rate of normal speech, while those who either don't know the key or aren't practiced in rapid speech are left hearing nothing but gibberish.
  3. Alibi is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Alibi

  1. et alibi
  2. Watertight Alibi

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alibi

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Google previewYear Book of the Holland Society of New York (1914)

by Holland Society of New York

But the alibi is an important matrimonial function. An alibi has perhaps...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction by Frank Schmalleger, ISBN 9780137069835 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

An alibi is a form of defense used in criminal procedure ...

Google previewCriminal Evidence (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An alibi is a type of defense found in legal proceedings by ...

Google previewThe Trial of William Brodie ... and of George Smith ... Before the High Court of Justiciary, Held at Edinburgh ... the 27th, and ... 28th, August 1788; for Breaking Into the General Excise-Office at Edinburgh ... By Æneas Morison, Etc. [With a Portrait.] (1788)

by William BRODIE (of Edinburgh, Cabinet maker.), Aeneas MORISON, George SMITH (Grocer.)

Alibi is a defende seldom resorted to but in the ...

Google previewMystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood (2012)

by Ron Backer

The real problem with Dark Alibi is the comedy stylings of Mantan Moreland and Benson Fong, a mismatched comedy team if there ever was one. There seems to be more of them in this film than in many of the previous Monogram Chans and ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

in sports, an excuse for not performing well US, 1914 In 1914, sports writer Ring Lardner created the character Alibi Ike, who always had an excuse for not playing well. The alibi held up. ¦ Richard Scholl, Running Press Glossary of Baseball ...

Google previewThe New Dickson Baseball Dictionary (1999)

A Cyclopedic Reference to More Than 7,000 Words, Names, Phrases, and Slang Expressions that Define the Game, Its Heritage, Culture, and Variations by Paul Dickson

Alibi Ike A player who has an excuse for every fault and mistake.

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1908)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft

ALIBI. 53. 1. An Alibi...— Williams v.

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Quotes about Alibi

What I want above all is to destroy the idea of culture. Culture is an alibi of imperialism. There is a Ministry of War. There is a Ministry of Culture. Therefore, culture is war. (Jean-Luc Godard)
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Scrabble value of A1L1I1B3I1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ALIBI

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