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I was raised in a tribal situation, among cannibal people.
William P. Young

Meaning of "cannibal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CANNIBAL

From Spanish Canibales, name used by Columbus to designate the Caribs of Cuba and Haiti, from Arawak caniba, variant of Carib.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CANNIBAL

cannibal  [ˈkænɪbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CANNIBAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cannibal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CANNIBAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cannibal

Cannibalism

Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. It is also called anthropophagy. A person who practices cannibalism is called a cannibal. The expression "cannibalism" has been extended into zoology to mean one individual of a species consuming all or part of another individual of the same species as food, including sexual cannibalism. The Island Carib people of the Lesser Antilles, from whom the word cannibalism derives, acquired a long-standing reputation as cannibals following the recording of their legends in the 17th century. Some controversy exists over the accuracy of these legends and the prevalence of actual cannibalism in the culture. Cannibalism was widespread in the past among humans in many parts of the world, continuing into the 19th century in some isolated South Pacific cultures, and to the present day in parts of tropical Africa. In a few cases in insular Melanesia, indigenous flesh-markets existed. Fiji was once known as the 'Cannibal Isles'. Cannibalism has been well documented around the world, from Fiji to the Amazon Basin to the Congo to Māori New Zealand.

Definition of cannibal in the English dictionary

The definition of cannibal in the dictionary is a person who eats the flesh of other human beings. Other definition of cannibal is an animal that feeds on the flesh of others of its kind.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CANNIBAL


Abel
ˈeɪbəl
able
ˈeɪbəl
audible
ˈɔːdɪbəl
Bible
ˈbaɪbəl
cable
ˈkeɪbəl
disable
dɪsˈeɪbəl
enable
ɪnˈeɪbəl
exponible
ɛkˈspəʊnɪbəl
flexible
ˈflɛksɪbəl
Hannibal
ˈhænɪbəl
label
ˈleɪbəl
nibble
ˈnɪbəl
nybble
ˈnɪbəl
possible
ˈpɒsɪbəl
sensible
ˈsɛnsɪbəl
stable
ˈsteɪbəl
table
ˈteɪbəl
tribal
ˈtraɪbəl
unable
ʌnˈeɪbəl
visible
ˈvɪzɪbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CANNIBAL

canner
canneries
cannery
Cannes
cannibalisation
cannibalise
cannibalism
cannibalistic
cannibalistically
cannibalization
cannibalize
cannibally
cannier
canniest
cannikin
cannily
canniness
canning
Canning Basin
canning factory

WORDS THAT END LIKE CANNIBAL

bubal
cabal
cymbal
gimbal
global
Hasdrubal
herbal
intertribal
Iqbal
nontribal
nonverbal
pibal
Pombal
sabal
sambal
scribal
the Cabal
timbal
tubal
verbal

Synonyms and antonyms of cannibal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cannibal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CANNIBAL

Find out the translation of cannibal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cannibal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cannibal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

食人族
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caníbal
570 millions of speakers

English

cannibal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नरभक्षक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

آكل لحوم البشر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

каннибал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

canibal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাক্ষস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cannibale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kanibal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kannibale
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人食い人種
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

식인종
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cannibal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người ăn thịt người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மிராண்டியாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नरभक्षक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yamyam
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cannibale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kanibal
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

канібал
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

canibal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κανίβαλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kannibaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kannibal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cannibal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cannibal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CANNIBAL»

The term «cannibal» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.209 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CANNIBAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cannibal

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8 QUOTES WITH «CANNIBAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cannibal.
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Walter Benjamin
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
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Beatrice Dalle
I didn't see my character, Core, as a cannibal but as somebody who is extremely passionate and who doesn't have any conscience. She takes her passion to its complete extreme.
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Richard E. Grant
Anthony Hopkins says you just keep acting. Do it all the time and eventually it will happen. He got his break, after all, by taking a role nobody else wanted. A cannibal!
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Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
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Herman Melville
Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
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Herman Melville
Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
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John Sununu
The Internet will win because it is relentless. Like a cannibal, it even turns on it own. Though early portals like Prodigy and AOL once benefited from their first-mover status, competitors surpassed them as technology and consumer preferences changed.
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William P. Young
I was raised in a tribal situation, among cannibal people.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CANNIBAL»

Discover the use of cannibal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cannibal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cannibal: The True Story Behind the Maneater of Rotenburg
Provides a close-up journey into the bizarre and twisted world of German native Armin Meiwes, who killed and ate a man who answered his ad in an Internet chat room catering to cannibals. Original.
Lois Jones, 2005
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Cannibal
Within Western political philosophy, the rights of groups has often been neglected or addressed in only the narrowest fashion.
Terese Svoboda, 1994
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Cannibal Reign
First the asteroid would come, slamming into the earth just north of the Montana border, followed by earthquakes, tsunamis, and unending night.
Thomas Koloniar, 2012
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The Cannibal Within
What sets this volume apart from the large body of literature on cannibalism, both popular and anthropological, is the underlying premise: cannibalism as an alternative to starvation is tacitly condoned by the same biological morality that ...
Lewis F. Petrinovich
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Cannibal Island: Death in a Siberian Gulag
' This is an absorbing, indeed chilling tale of savagery, highlighting in microcosm the brutal realities of Stalinist socialism in action.
Nicolas Werth, 2007
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Cannibal Culture: Art, Appropriation, and the ...
This fascinating book raises important and uncomfortable questions about how we travel, what we buy, and how we determine cultural merit.
Deborah Root, 1996
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Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes: The Anthropology of Museums
Written during the course of the last decade, these essays offer an accessible, often anecdotal, journey through one professional anthropologist's concerns about, and hopes for, his discipline and its future.
Michael M. Ames, 2007
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Cannibal Serial Killers: Profiles of Depraved Flesh-eating ...
More than just stomach-churning stories, this terrifying book provides precise accounts and fascinating insights into the crimes of 14 cannibalistic killers from all over the world, including: ALBERT FISH, who spent nine days feasting on ...
Christopher Berry-Dee, 2011
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It's Not Okay to Be a Cannibal: How to Keep Addiction from ...
Now, having helped thousands of families confront addiction, two of the nation's leading interventionists, Robert Poznanovich and Andrew T. Wainwright, have created a survival guide for families.
Andrew T. Wainwright, Robert Poznanovich, 2013
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Interview with a Cannibal: The Secret Life of the Monster of ...
In Interview With A Cannibal, we begin to understand how two hitherto respectable and intelligent men, Armin Meiwes and Bernd Brandes, made an unwritten agreement in which one of them butchered the other, at his request, and consumed him ...
Günter Stampf, Pat Brown, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CANNIBAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cannibal is used in the context of the following news items.
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NZ weightlifter's cannibal comments slammed in PNG
NZ weightlifter's cannibal comments slammed in PNG ... Guinea after a weight lifter made online cannibal comments and a coach criticised substandard venues. «TVNZ, Jul 15»
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99-year-old opens Hannibal Cannibal as Honorary Grand Marshal
The 20th Annual Hannibal Cannibal began Saturday morning at 7 a.m., and Bob Richards looks forward to participating in the event. «Hannibal Courier, Jul 15»
3
Gotham season 2: new villains in the form of cannibal, Tigress and …
Gotham season 2: new villains in the form of cannibal, Tigress and Theo Galavan; Synopsis suggests The Joker and Mr. Freeze are coming. «Vine Report, Jul 15»
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Hannibal Cannibal walker promotes exercise at 99
The Hannibal Cannibal Race Director, Angie Wilcoxson, chose Richards as the race's grand marshall because of the example he sets. "I think it ... «WGEM, Jul 15»
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Cannibal officially open at Lagoon
Lagoon boasts Cannibal as its most thrilling ride- including a 140 foot tall inverted loop and water feature. Riders travel up to 70 mph over ... «Good4Utah, Jul 15»
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'I'm a cannibal': victim's neighbor recalls horrific 1970 murder
Through a bizarre string of events, a quick connection was made between the corpse, a California car crash and the cannibal. By Wednesday ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
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Lagoon's Cannibal ride makes late but thrilling debut
A view of Lagoon's new ride, Cannibal, as passengers descend the 116-degree "beyond vertical free-fall" in Farmington on Thursday July 2, ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
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Farmington officials test ride Lagoon's Cannibal
Lagoon officials recently invited the Farmington City Council and staff to take a test ride on the Cannibal, a 208-feet tall roller coaster that ... «Standard-Examiner, Jul 15»
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It's open: Riders eating up Lagoon's Cannibal
Lagoon employees work on the first drop of Cannibal, the park's new roller coaster, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. The ride will be begin with a ... «Standard-Examiner, Jul 15»
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A Cannibal Porn Star Created A Profile On A Prison Dating Website
If the most recent season of Orange Is the New Black taught us anything, it's that unions love Les Misérables, and also that there's someone for ... «UPROXX, Jul 15»

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