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Definition of Obi

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sash, belt (Japanese); type of African witchcraft that is especially practiced in the West Indies; charm, talisman (also obeah)
Obi Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A species of sorcery, probably of African origin, practiced among the negroes of the West Indies.
A charm or fetich.
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\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.] edwards.
2. a charm or fetich. [west indies] edwards.
\o"bi\ (?), n. [jap.] a sash, esp. the long broad sash of soft material worn by women.[japan] over this is bound the large sash (obi) which is the chief article of feminine adornment. h. chamberlain.
n : a religious belief of african origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the west indies and tropical americas [syn: obeah]

WordNet 2.0

1. a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
(synonym) obeah
(hypernym) cult, cultus, religious cult
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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)

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Obi Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
USPTO Patent and Trademark Glossary
Originating Beneficiary Information - the informational portion of a wire (electronic) transfer of funds. It is a necessary and important element, providing the USPTO information as to why the "wire" was sent, by whom, and how to apply the payment.

Context: Infotech 
By the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Obi Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Obeah, Obi [probably from African] Also obea, oby. The sorcery practiced by sub-Sahara Africans, and sometimes found in the New World.