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Obi

Obi \O"bi\, n. [Prob. of African origin.]

  1. A species of sorcery, probably of African origin, practiced among the negroes of the West Indies. [Written also obe and obeah.]
    --De Quincey.
    --B. Edwards.

  2. A charm or fetich. [West Indies]
    --B. Edwards.

Obi

Obi \O"bi\ ([=o]"b[-e]), n. [Jap.] A sash, esp. the long belt-like broad sash of soft material worn by women aound the waist when wearing a traditional kimono, and usually having a large bow at the back.

Over this is bound the large sash (obi) which is the chief article of feminine adornment.
--B. H. Chamberlain.

Wiktionary
obi

Etymology 1 n. A sash worn with a kimono. Etymology 2

alt. a form of witchcraft originating in Africa n. a form of witchcraft originating in Africa

WordNet
obi

n. a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas [syn: obeah]

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Obi

Obi may refer to:

  • Obi (sash), a sash worn with a kimono or with the uniforms used by practitioners of Japanese martial arts
    • Obi (martial arts)
  • Obi (store), a European home improvement store chain based in Germany
  • Obi (ruler), a title among the Igbo people of Nigeria or the central building in an Igbo homestead
    • Obi of Onitsha, traditional ruler of Onitsha
  • Obi, another form of the word Obeah
  • Obi (publishing), an informational piece of paper or cardboard folded around or over a book or LP record, music CD, video game, or magazine, used in Japan
  • Obi (band), a British indie music band from the early 2000s
  • Obi Castle, a Japanese castle completed in 1588
  • Obi Station, a train station in Nichinan, Miyazaki, Japan
  • obi, ISO 639 code for the Obispeño language, an extinct Native American language
  • OBI, FAA location identifier for Woodbine Municipal Airport (New Jersey)

People:

  • Obi (name), a list of people with either the surname or given name
  • John Obi Mikel (born 1987), Nigerian footballer also known as Mikel John Obi and John Mikel Obi
  • Saint Obi (real name Obinna Nwafor), Nigerian actor and film director

Places:

  • Obi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria, a Local Government Area
  • Obi, Nigeria, a town and Local Government Area in Benue State
  • Obi Islands, Indonesia
    • Obira, also called Obi, the largest of the Obi Islands
  • Ob River, a river in Russia, also known as Obi
  • 6669 Obi, an asteroid

OBI may refer to

  • Ontology for Biomedical Investigations, an international cross-domain ontology effort
  • Our Boys Institute, Adelaide
  • obliteration by incorporation, a concept in sociology of science introduced by Robert K. Merton
  • Order of British India
  • Operation Blessing International
  • Oak Beach Inn
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition, software owned by Oracle Corporation
  • OSS BSS InterfaceOSS( Operations Support Systems)-BSS( Business Support Systems) Interface - Telecoms System Management Interface
  • Orion Bus Industries, formerly Ontario Bus Industries, a bus manufacturer
Obi (sash)

is a sash for traditional Japanese dress, keikogi (uniforms for Japanese martial arts), and part of kimono outfits.

The obi for men's kimono is rather narrow, wide at most, but a woman's formal obi can be wide and more than long. Nowadays, a woman's wide and decorative obi does not keep the kimono closed; this is done by different undersashes and ribbons worn underneath the obi. The obi itself often requires the use of stiffeners and ribbons for definition of shape and decoration.

There are many types of obi, most for women: wide obis made of brocade and narrower, simpler obis for everyday wear. The fanciest and most colourful obis are for young unmarried women. The contemporary women's obi is a very conspicuous accessory, sometimes even more so than the kimono robe itself. A fine formal obi might cost more than the rest of the entire outfit.

Obis are categorised by their design, formality, material, and use. Informal obis are narrower and shorter.

Obi (publishing)

An is a strip of paper looped around a book or other product. This extends the term obi used for Japanese clothing; it is written with the same kanji. It is also referred to as a (another kimono accessory), or more narrowly as .

Obi (store)

Founded in 1970, OBI GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG is the largest DIY retailer in Europe, and the third largest in the world, behind The Home Depot and Lowe's. It is headquartered in Wermelskirchen, Germany, and belongs to the Tengelmann Group.

Obi (ruler)

An obi is the central building in an Igbo homestead, one used most commonly as a place for the reception of guests. As such, it can also be looked at symbolically as a metaphor for the most important part, or heart, of any given place. In fact, due to this, it is otherwise almost exclusively taken to be an aristocratic title amongst the tribe, meaning either elder in the first instance or chief in the second.

Obi (martial arts)

Many Japanese martial arts feature an obi as part of their exercise outfit. These obis are often made of thick cotton and are about 5 cm wide. The martial arts obis are most often worn in the koma-musubi knot (square knot); in practice where hakama is worn, the obi is tied in other ways.

In many martial arts the colour of the obi signifies the wearer's skill level. Usually the colours start from the beginner's white and end in the master's black, or red and white.master belt

Obi (band)

Obi were a British indie-pop group. Their debut mini-album, The Magic Land of Radio, had eight tracks and was released in 2002. They followed up with a full-time album, Diceman Lopez, produced by Hugh Jones in 2004. It contains material ranged from Post-Britpop to folk-rock and country to Gypsy and tejano music stylisations. That year they also appeared on the Acoustic Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.

The band's single "Somewhere Nicer", taken from The Magic Land of Radio, was used in a British television commercial for Haven and British Holidays in 2008.

Obi (name)

Obi is a surname and a given name. People bearing the name include:

Surname:

  • Anthony Obi, Nigerian army officer and politician
  • Chike Obi (1921–2008), Nigerian politician and mathematician
  • Jide Obi (born 1962), Nigerian musician
  • Joel Obi (born 1991), footballer
  • Paul Obi, Nigerian military officer and politician
  • Peter Obi (born 1961), Nigerian politician
  • Yukimasa Obi (born 1978), Japanese voice actor

Given name:

  • Obi Ikechukwu Charles (born 1985), Nigerian footballer
  • Obi Egbuna (born 1938), Nigerian-born novelist, playwright and political activist in the UK
  • Obi Ezeh (born 1988), American football player
  • Obi Emmanuel Moneke (born 1983), Nigerian footballer

Usage examples of "obi".

This had been given to her by Sultan Obied, when she and her father had last visited him in the Topkapi Saray Palace in Constantinople.

The chief prosecutor made the introductions, one by one, in the formal Japanese manner, while waitresses in kimono and obi circulated with glasses of Louis Roederer champagne, beluga malossol caviar, and toro, the fat-webbed sushi Japanese loved.

The double river-systems of the Volga and Kama, the Obi and Irtish, the Angara and Yenisei, the Lena and Vitim on the Arctic slope, the Amur and Sungari on the Pacific slope, are instances.

Already Iermak had reached the shore of the Obi, an important river, concerning the course of which the ancient Novgorodians had some notions, but whose source and mouth, according to the Muscovite travellers of 1567, were hidden in unknown regions.

I nearly tore my obi laughing, but then all of a sudden she stumbled right off the curb into a busy intersection just as a car came zooming along.

The lady was in her mid-twenties, clad in a cinnamon brown kimono over a pale blue one, with a rust-colored obi.

Qui-Gon and Obi - Wan lighted two glow sticks and ducked through the doorway.

Nor did he, but, putting his horse into a steady gallop, he took the road towards the left bank of the Obi, which was still forty versts distant.

Yet how lamely hobbles the hoy of his then pseudojocax axplanation how, according to his own story, he vas a process server and was merely trying to open zozimus a bottlop stoub by mortially hammering his magnum bonum (the curter the club the sorer the savage) against the bludgey gate for the boots about the swan,Maurice Behan, who hastily into his shoes with nothing his hald barra tinnteack and came down with homp, shtemp and jumphet to the tiltyard from the wastes a'sleep in his obi ohny overclothes or choker, attracted by the norse of guns playing Delandy is cartager on the raglar rock to Dulyn, said war' prised safe in bed as he dreamed that he'd wealthes in mormon halls when wokenp by a .

Just yesterday the president of a firm called Nanoelectronics had bemoaned to her that there wasn't a "girl" in Tokyo who still knew how to tie an obi.

The men gripped their slippery weapons, the women drew their jeweled daggers once more from their obis and made ready.

Yet how lamely hobbles the hoy of his then pseudojocax axplanation how, according to his own story, he vas a process server and was merely trying to open zozimus a bottlop stoub by mortially hammering his magnum bonum (the curter the club the sorer the savage) against the bludgey gate for the boots about the swan,Maurice Behan, who hastily into his shoes with nothing his hald barra tinnteack and came down with homp, shtemp and jumphet to the tiltyard from the wastes a'sleep in his obi ohny overclothes or choker, attracted by the norse of guns playing Delandy is cartager on the raglar rock to Dulyn, said war' prised safe .

When I'd dressed that morning, I'd tucked several sheets of a very absorbent rice paper into the back of my obi.

But if the small towns of Ikoulskoe and Karguinsk, which he passed on the next day, were comparatively quiet, owing to their position in the Baraba, was it not to be dreaded that, upon the right banks of the Obi, Michael Strogoff would have much more to fear from man?

Young girls dress much more ornately than older women, you see, which means brighter colors and showier fabrics, but also a longer obi.