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Meaning of "gibbon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIBBON

From French, probably from an Indian dialect word.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIBBON

gibbon  [ˈɡɪbən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIBBON

noun
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gibbon 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 GIBBON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gibbon

Gibbon

Gibbons are apes in the family Hylobatidae /ˌhaɪlɵˈbeɪtɨdiː/. The family historically contained one genus, but now is split into four genera. Gibbons occur in tropical and subtropical rainforests from northeast India to Indonesia and north to southern China, including the islands of Sumatra, Borneo, and Java. Also called the lesser apes, gibbons differ from great apes in being smaller, exhibiting low sexual dimorphism, in not making nests, and in certain anatomical details in which they superficially more closely resemble monkeys than great apes do. But like all apes, gibbons evolved to become tailless. Gibbons also display pair-bonding, unlike most of the great apes. Gibbons are masters of their primary mode of locomotion, brachiation, swinging from branch to branch for distances of up to 15 m, at speeds as high as 55 km/h. They can also make leaps of up to 8 m, and walk bipedally with their arms raised for balance. They are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, non-flying mammals. Depending on species and gender, gibbons' fur coloration varies from dark to light brown shades, and anywhere between black and white.

Definition of gibbon in the English dictionary

The definition of gibbon in the dictionary is any small agile arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, inhabiting forests in S Asia.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIBBON


Alban
ˈɔːlbən
auburn
ˈɔːbən
bourbon
ˈbɜːbən
Brisbane
ˈbrɪzbən
carbon
ˈkɑːbən
Cariban
ˈkærɪbən
Cuban
ˈkjuːbən
Dearborn
ˈdɪəbən
Durban
ˈdɜːbən
hydrocarbon
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈkɑːbən
Laban
ˈleɪbən
leben
ˈlɛbən
Lisbon
ˈlɪzbən
Melbourne
ˈmɛlbən
Osborne
ˈɒzbən
ribbon
ˈrɪbən
stubborn
ˈstʌbən
suburban
səˈbɜːbən
turban
ˈtɜːbən
urban
ˈɜːbən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIBBON

gibbed
gibber
Gibberd
gibberellic acid
gibberellin
gibberish
gibbet
gibbing
Gibbons
gibbose
gibbosities
gibbosity
gibbous
gibbously
gibbousness
Gibbs
Gibbs free energy
Gibbs function
gibbsite

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIBBON

activated carbon
active carbon
Ambon
Audubon
blue ribbon
bonbon
carbon ribbon
Casaubon
Cheribon
chlorofluorocarbon
Cirebon
ebon
fabric ribbon
fluorocarbon
Gabon
halocarbon
perfluorocarbon
radiocarbon
Ratisbon
Twibbon

Synonyms and antonyms of gibbon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gibbon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIBBON

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

Translator English - Chinese

长臂猿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gibón
570 millions of speakers

English

gibbon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लंगूर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جيبون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гиббон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gibão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গিবনবানর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gibbon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gibbon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gibbon
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テナガザル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

긴팔 원숭이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gibbon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

da nhân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிப்பன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खिडकी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Asya maymunu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gibbone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gibon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гібон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Gibbon
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

gibbon
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gibbon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gibbon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gibbon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gibbon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBBON»

The term «gibbon» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.871 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBBON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gibbon» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gibbon» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIBBON»

Discover the use of gibbon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gibbon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Smeddum: A Lewis Grassic Gibbon Anthology: A Lewis Grassic ...
The anthology ends with the full text of his last novel, The Speak of the Mearns, unpublished in his lifetime.
Lewis Grassic Gibbon, 2010
2
How to Analyze Data
This volume offers a basic introduction to a variety of elementary statistical techniques, including those for summarizing data, analysing differences between groups and examining relationships between measures.
Carol T. Fitz-Gibbon, Lynn Lyons Morris, 1987
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Trading Down: Africa, Value Chains, and the Global Economy
Examining the changing role of Africa in the global economy.
Peter Gibbon, 2005
4
Edward Gibbon and Empire
A new assessment of Gibbon's Decline and Fall in the light of modern research.
Rosamond McKitterick, Roland Quinault, 1997
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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Published between 1776 and 1788, this text is acknowledged as a masterpiece of English historical writing.
Edward Gibbon, Anthony Lentin, Brian Norman, 1998
6
The Autonomy of History: Truth and Method from Erasmus to Gibbon
In these learned essays, Joseph M. Levine shows how the idea and method of modern history first began to develop during the Renaissance, when a clear distinction between history and fiction was first proposed.
Joseph M. Levine, 1999
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A Scots Quair
A Scots Quair is a landmark work; it permeates the Scottish literary consciousness and colours all subsequent writing of its kind.’ David Kerr Cameron Chris Guthrie, torn between her love of the land and her desire to escape the narrow ...
Lewis Grassic Gibbon, 2010
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Narratives of Enlightenment: Cosmopolitan History from ...
A reappraisal of the work of five major narrative historians (Voltaire, Hume, Robertson, Gibbon and Ramsay) in eighteenth-century Europe and America.
Karen O'Brien, 1997
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Spartacus: A Novel
The original landmark novel of the slave revolt against the Romans in 73 BC, led by the gladiator Spartacus Heralded as one of the great historical novels of the twentieth century, Spartacus is a masterpiece of vivid storytelling from one ...
Lewis Grassic Gibbon, 2012
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Gibbon Island
The care of gibbons in captivity is woven into this story about the contruction of a new enclosure at a city zoo. The illustrations and information in the text capture how zoos are upgrading living conditions for their animals.
Beverley Randell, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIBBON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gibbon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Briefly Noted
Paris Red, by Maureen Gibbon (Norton). This absorbing, well-researched novel riffs on the relationship between the painter Édouard Manet ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
2
Peterculter florist is blossoming
Working in the business alongside her son Andrew, Dona Gibbon has used more than 10 years experience in the floristry industry to quickly ... «Kincardineshire Observer, Jul 15»
3
Indonesian kingpin of illegal wildlife trade gets two years in prison
In April last year, conservation authorities found Dedek in the North Sumatran city of Medan with two golden cats, a siamang and a gibbon. «Mongabay.com, Jul 15»
4
Blue Jays need pitching reinforcements
"I'm proud of our guys," Gibbon said. "We battled back. The key is, you take the lead there after being down and you've got to get some outs. «WPTZ The Champlain Valley, Jul 15»
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Homage to Zenobia
“Zenobia was esteemed the most lovely as well as the most heroic of her sex,” Gibbon wrote in an awestruck account of her brief reign. «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
6
U-Save goes 2-0 to start tourney
Independent/Barrett Stinson U-Save Pharmacy's Bryce Williams (right) tags out Shelton-Gibbon's Gareth Stroh during a rundown between first ... «Grand Island Independent, Jul 15»
7
Missing hoolock gibbons worry conservation experts
The Eastern hoolock gibbon, concentrated in the reserved forests of Sadiya subdivision, is one of the two hoolock gibbon species found in ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
8
Grand Island man gets life in prison for Gibbon Packing shooting
After being fired, Bol went to his home in Grand Island, returned to Gibbon Packing with a handgun and waited hours for Perez. As Perez left ... «Kearney Hub, Jul 15»
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Grand Island Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Gibbon Packing …
Grand Island Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Gibbon Packing Plant Murder ... for his role in the shooting death of a co-worker at the Gibbon Packing Plant. «KHAS 1230 Hastingslink, Jul 15»
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Cameron Park Zoo Welcomes New Baby Gibbon
WACO -- 2015 is the Year of the Gibbon and Cameron Park Zoo is celebrating in a very special way! Today zoo officials are proud to announce the birth of a ... «KCEN-TV, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gibbon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gibbon>. Mar 2021 ».
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