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Definition of the noun sib

What does sib mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sibs

  1. a person's brother or sister
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of sib: sibling
    • more generic words: relation / relative = a person related by blood or marriage
    • more specific terms:
      • half blood = one of siblings who have only one parent in common
      • quadruplet / quad = one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
      • quintuplet / quint / quin = one of five children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
      • triplet = one of three offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
      • twin = either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
    • member of: family / family unit = primary social group
  2. one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another

Alternative definition of the noun sib


  1. A kinsman, blood relation.
  2. A sibling, brother or sister (irrespective of gender)
  3. [biology] Any group of animals or plants sharing a corresponding genetic relation
  4. A group of individuals unilaterally descended from a single (real or postulated) common ancestor


Who is Sib?

Sib a.k.a. Sib Hashian: John Thomas "Sib" Hashian is a drummer best known as a member of the rock band Boston.


"Sib" a.k.a. "The Apple" is the 1998 film directorial debut by Samira Makhmalbaf, daughter of the acclaimed Iranian director, Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The film is based on a true story and features the real people that actually lived it. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.


  1. Sib is a technical term in the discipline of anthropology which originally denoted a kinship group among Anglo-Saxon and other Germanic peoples. In an extended sense, it then became the standard term for a variety of other kinds of lineal or cognatic kinship groups. The word may also denote a member of such a group.
  2. Sib a.k.a. Kenyah, Sebob Language: Sebob is a Kayan language of Sarawak.
    • also known as Sabup, Sebop, Sambup, Sebob, Sibop, Sebop language

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Google previewThe Cubeo Indians of the Northwest Amazon (1979)

by Irving Goldman

The Cubeo sib is a unilineal descent group whose members regard themselves as being descended from common ancestors but cannot...

The sib is the center of the social structure, the focus and regulator of all main social, religious, and economic activities.

Google previewComplexity, Analysis and Control of Singular Biological Systems (2012)

by Qingling Zhang, Chao Liu, Xue Zhang

The SIB is a new type of bifurcation and does not occur in an ordinary differential equation system.

Google previewHandbook of Child Behavior Therapy (1998)

by T. Steuart Watson, Frank M. Gresham

SIB is an operant behavior maintained by social positive reinforcement (e.g., disapproval, sympathy); (2) SIB ...

Google previewThe Fish People (1983)

Linguistic Exogamy and Tukanoan Identity in Northwest Amazonia by Jean Elizabeth Jackson

Although the sib is a very important social unit for Tukanoans, ...

Google previewData Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques (2011)

by Ian H. Witten, Eibe Frank, Mark A. Hall

sIB is an algorithm designed for document clustering that uses an informationtheoretic distance metric (Slonim et al., 2002). The number of clusters to find and the maximum number of iterations to perform can be specified by the user.

Google previewThe Central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan (1981)

Pastoral Nomadism in Transition by Thomas J. Barfield

The patronymic sib is a weak corporate ...

Google previewSelf-Injurious Behaviors (2008)

Assessment and Treatment by Daphne Simeon, Eric Hollander

Stereotypic SIB is seen mostly by clinicians working with the developmentally disabled, and major SIB is an unusual complication of psychosis that a clinician might only rarely encounter but is unlikely to forget. Compulsive and impulsive SIB ...

Google previewNeuropsychiatry and Behavioral Pharmacology (2012)

by C. Thomas Gualtieri

But SIB is a nonspecific symptom that does not differ in its presentation among autistic people from other mentally handicapped people who are not autistic. It may be constant (compulsive SIB) or intermittent (paroxysmal SIB) or occasional ...

Google previewMoney Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance – A Global Guide (2017)

by William H. Byrnes, Robert J. Munro

The SIB is the technical agency within BCP that supervises all banks and financial institutions, but it functions independently from the BCP in order to ensure that such organizations comply with AML and ATF regulations. 4) Law Applicable to ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Sib, Sibbe,sib, adj. (Spens.)related byblood, akin.

Google previewDictionary of National Biography (1901)

SIB ANDREW CLARK, Physician, by Dr. Norman Moore. Sir Herbert Stephen. Bart. WILKIE COLLINS, by Mr. Thomas Seocombe Brsnor CBEIGHTON, by Dr. G. W. Prothero. CHARLES LUTWIDGE Doneson (Lewis Carroll), by Mr. E. V. Lucas.

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Middle English from A.D. 1150 to 1580 (1888)

by Anthony Lawson Mayhew, Walter William Skeat

Sibbe, sb, and adj. peace, relationship, affinis, related, SD, S, P; sybbe, Prompt.; sib, S.; syb, ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

by Thomas Sheridan

To SUBDIVIDE, sib'-dy-vi"de. v.a. To divide a part into yet more parts. SUBDIVISION, sub-dy-vizh"-lin. s. The act of subdividing; the parts dislinguished by a second division. SUBDOLOUS, sib'-dò-lús. a. Cunning, subtle, sly. To SUBDUCE, stib.

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A' stuarts are no sib to the king.
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Scrabble value of S1I1B3

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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