\ˈvīb \

Definition of vibe 

: vibration sense 4 seems to be in on every conversation, every deal, every vibe that is winging through the room— Albert Goldman usually used in plural got bad vibes from him

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Synonyms for vibe


aura, chi (or ch'i), energy, ki, vibration(s)

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Examples of vibe in a Sentence

I got a weird vibe from her. a book by a professor of physiological science about her experiments with human energy fields and the vibes they emanate

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Inside, thick crown molding and wainscoting in the living and dining rooms maintain the pleasant vibe. Jack Flemming,, "New York Giants chairman Steve Tisch lands a new home field in Trousdale," 7 July 2018 And the vibe is so welcoming, some guests even bring their homes with them. Brittany Britto,, "Weekend adventure: A visitor's guide to history-rich Cambridge," 2 July 2018 That’s Interesting Ethos, a mobile barbershop that also has a permanent pop-up space off Market Street, aims to blend the traditional barber vibe with the popular pop-up culture. Tauhid Chappell,, "Some children separated at border are in Pa., police killings strain entire black communities June 22 | Morning Newsletter," 22 June 2018 Approximate the vibe with this nickel- plated piece. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "A Living Room for People Who Love Neutrals—but Hate Dullness," 21 June 2018 The vibe inside the arena’s massive bowl is the same. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "A Fearless Mexico Tops Germany, With Help From Its Cerebral Coach," 18 June 2018 Tart, sweet pineapple punch up the tropical vibe even more. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Bou Lou taste test: We tried Tech N9ne and Boulevard's new pineapple and coconut beer," 14 June 2018 Epp makes the Once-ler a funny and even likable figure, with a kinetic Martin Short vibe and a disarmingly wheedling way about him. James Hebert,, "At Old Globe, 'The Lorax' brings Dr. Seuss' environmental saga to vivid life," 8 July 2018 The Ravenous Pig, launched by James and Julie Petrakis in 2007, was a trendsetter in tapping local farms and set a tone of casual style with an ambitious Southern gastropub vibe fueled by a love of meats, whiskey, and craft beer. Craig Laban,, "Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of vibe

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vibe was in 1967

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English Language Learners Definition of vibe

: a feeling that someone or something gives you

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