Collar vs Bib - What's the difference?

collar | bib |

As nouns the difference between collar and bib

is that collar is anything that encircles the neck while bib is an item of clothing for babies tied around their neck to protect their clothes from getting dirty when eating.

As verbs the difference between collar and bib

is that collar is to grab or seize by the collar or neck while bib is (archaic) to drink heartily; to tipple.




(en noun)
  • Anything that encircles the neck.
  • #The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket, etc.) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.
  • #*
  • #*:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar .
  • #*, chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars , and red neckbands.}}
  • #A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline.
  • #A chain worn around the neck.
  • #A similar detachable item.
  • #A coloured ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
  • #A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identify it.
  • #:
  • #A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
  • A piece of meat from the neck of an animal.
  • :
  • (lb) Any encircling device or structure.
  • :
  • #(lb) A physical lockout device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.
  • #(lb) A ring or cincture.
  • #(lb) A collar beam.
  • #(lb) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
  • #:(Raymond)
  • (lb) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.
  • (lb) The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
  • :(Gray)
  • A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with the esophagus.
  • (lb) An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.
  • Derived terms

    * blue-collar * bottle collar * brass-collar * change collars * choke collar * collar stud * collarbone * collared lizard * dog collar * equity collar * Eton collar * feel someone's collar * flea collar * floatation collar * head collar * hot under the collar * interest rate collar * mandarin collar * Peter Pan collar * pink-collar * rain collar * Roman collar * sailor collar * shawl collar * storm collar * Vandyke collar * white-collar * white-collar crime * wing collar


    (en verb)
  • To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
  • To place a collar on, to fit with one.
  • Collar and leash aggressive dogs.
  • To seize, capture or detain.
  • To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
  • (law enforcement) To arrest.
  • (figuratively) To bind in conversation.
  • I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.
  • To roll up (beef or other meat) and bind it with string preparatory to cooking.
  • (BDSM) To bind a submissive to a dominant under specific conditions or obligations.
  • Derived terms

    * collaring




    (en noun)
  • An item of clothing for babies tied around their neck to protect their clothes from getting dirty when eating.
  • A rectangular piece of material, carrying a bib number, worn as identification by entrants in a race
  • The upper part of an apron or overalls.
  • 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.
  • An arctic fish (Gadus luscus ), allied to the cod; the pout.
  • A bibcock.
  • Derived terms

    * best bib and tucker


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


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