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Meaning of "gibbous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIBBOUS

From Late Latin gibbōsus humpbacked, from Latin gibba hump.
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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 GIBBOUS

gibbous  [ˈɡɪbəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIBBOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gibbous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GIBBOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gibbous

Lunar phase

The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer, usually on Earth. The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing relative positions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. The moon and the Earth are tidally locked, and therefore the same lunar surface always faces Earth. This face is variously sunlit depending on the position of the moon in its orbit. Ergo, the portion of this hemisphere that is visible to an observer on Earth can vary from about 100% (full moon) to 0% (new moon). The lunar terminator is the boundary between the illuminated and darkened hemispheres. Aside from some craters near the lunar poles such as Shoemaker, all parts of the Moon see around 14.77 days of sunlight followed by 14.77 days of "night" (the "dark side" of the Moon is a reference to radio darkness, not visible light darkness). The 4 principal lunar phases are 1st Quarter, Full Moon, 3rd Quarter, and New Moon. (3rd Quarter moon is also known as Last quarter moon.) Each of the 4 lunar phases is roughly 7 days (~7.

Definition of gibbous in the English dictionary

The first definition of gibbous in the dictionary is more than half but less than fully illuminated. Other definition of gibbous is having a hunchback; hunchbacked. Gibbous is also bulging.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIBBOUS


Abbas
ˈæbəs
Arbus
ˈɑːbəs
arquebus
ˈɑːkwɪbəs
Barnabas
ˈbɑːnəbəs
circumbendibus
ˌsɜːkəmˈbɛndɪbəs
Columbus
kəˈlʌmbəs
Erebus
ˈɛrɪbəs
fidibus
ˈfɪdɪbəs
gibus
ˈdʒaɪbəs
globus
ˈɡləʊbəs
harquebus
ˈhɑːkwɪbəs
harquebuse
ˈhɑːkwɪbəs
harquebuss
ˈhɑːkwɪbəs
incubus
ˈɪnkjʊbəs
jacobus
dʒəˈkəʊbəs
nimbus
ˈnɪmbəs
numbers
ˈnʌmbəs
rebus
ˈriːbəs
succubus
ˈsʌkjʊbəs
syllabus
ˈsɪləbəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIBBOUS

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIBBOUS

bulbous
columbous
corymbous
glebous
globous
herbous
hydrophobous
incubous
limbous
niobous
ombrophobous
plumbous
succubous
ytterbous
zoophobous

Synonyms and antonyms of gibbous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIBBOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gibbous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gibbous

Translation of «gibbous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIBBOUS

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

menguante
570 millions of speakers

English

gibbous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गिबस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أحدب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

луна
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

minguante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ফীত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bossu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gibbous
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dreiviertel-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

凸状の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gibbous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người gù lưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முக்கால்பகுதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिबस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kambur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gibboso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Księżyc
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

місяць
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

in scadere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σελήνης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Crescent
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gibbous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mot halvmåne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gibbous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBBOUS»

The term «gibbous» is regularly used and occupies the 67.568 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBBOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gibbous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gibbous» 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 gibbous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIBBOUS»

Discover the use of gibbous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gibbous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Astronomy for All Ages: Discovering the Universe Through ...
(Best phases for viewing: waxing gibbous and waning crescent) Maginus: 100 miles by 105 miles across. (Best phases for viewing: waxing gibbous and waning crescent) Petavius: 99 miles by 1 10 miles across. Watch for its 8,200-foot-high ...
Philip S. Harrington, Edward Pascuzzi, 2000
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The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya: Cycles and Steps from the ...
... 12 (22/43) waning gibbous waning gibbous 15 (12/27) new new 1240 12 (21/ 25) waning gibbous waning gibbous 15 (11/11) waning crescent waning crescent 1248 12(19/37) full waning gibbous 15(09/31) waning crescent waning crescent ...
Merideth Paxton, 2001
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Celestial Scenery: Or, The Wonders of the Planetary System ...
110 GIBBOUS APPEARANCE OF MARS. . There is only one of the superior planets that exhibits any perceptible phase, and that is the planet Mars. In Fig. XXXI., S represents the sun ; E D the orbit of the earth ; M Mars ; and D the earth at its ...
‎1838
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Experiencing Bible Science
The gibbous moon is more than half lighted. If it is cloudy, write “cloudy” on that day's line in “shape of light” column. Notice that the moon rises (appears in the east) at different times of the day or night; is there a pattern? To see the moon in the ...
Louise Barrett Derr, 2011
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The Amateur Astronomer's Introduction to the Celestial Sphere
Example: If the date is 20 February, the Sun's longitude is 330◦ (in the constellation Aquarius). On this date, a first quarter Moon is located at 330◦ + 90◦ = 420◦ − 360◦ = 60◦ longitude (in the constellation Taurus). Waxing gibbous Moon The ...
William Millar, 2006
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Finding Our Way Through the Dark
1st progressed Gibbous phase: begins: Age:_ 2nd progressed Gibbous phase begins: Age:_ 3rd progressed Gibbous phase begins: Age:___ During the progressed Gibbous phase you now see the concrete results of what you have built and ...
Demetra George, 2008
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E-Z Earth Science
First quarter New gibbous the full Moon, the waning (or "old" ) gibbous, the third quarter, and the waning crescent occur, in that order, before the new Moon phase is reached. The Moon is not visible from Earth during the new Moon phase, ...
Alan Sills, 2010
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Science-gossip
such common occurrence. It may, however, be more common than is generally supposed, as it is likely to be overlooked. Figs. 11, 12. Flowers of Gibbous Duckweed (L. gibba), from Sowcrby (fruit not giveu). It is more especially with respect to ...
‎1866
9
American Journal of Conchology
The shells were apparently a local modification of rufa — an idea that was very forcibly suggested to me by the fact that I had at that early day found a few specimens of Melantho rufa, Hald., in the Mohawk River, in which the gibbous phase ...
‎1868
10
From Blue Moons to Black Holes: A Basic Guide to Astronomy, ...
Waxing. Gibbous. A Waxing Gibbous Moon is visible most of the night, rising in the east just before the Sun sets in the west. The term “Gibbous” describes the Moon when you can see more than half but not quite all of the Moon's surface.
Melanie Melton Knocke

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIBBOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gibbous is used in the context of the following news items.
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"Houston, We Have Geology!" --NASA Explores Pluto's 'Antarctic …
Seen from Pluto during that time, Charon would go from a wide crescent, to a “quarter moon,” then to gibbous (partway between quarter and full ... «The Daily Galaxy, Jul 15»
2
Clear skies: Active skies in July
On the 25th look to the south to see the waxing gibbous moon just to the right of the ringed planet Saturn. This year July becomes a “Blue ... «El Defensor Chieftain, Jul 15»
3
Bellacourt sex secrets: Chloroform, deep voices and a fertility dance …
For the Bellacourt ladies procreation sex with husbands is always planned for once a month when the moon is in the waxing gibbous phase. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
This Week's Night Sky: Pluto Presents an Observing Challenge
Before dawn on Tuesday, July 7, look for the waning gibbous moon hanging just below the Circlet, the most easily recognizable part of the ... «National Geographic, Jul 15»
5
July events at SMC's Drescher Planetarium
With guidance from our planetarium director, take a look through a variety of telescopes at an 8-day-old waxing gibbous Moon offering sights ... «Santa Monica Daily Press, Jul 15»
6
Outdoors: Starry nights make for photo masterpieces
20: Delta Aquarids, peak dates July 28-29, 10 to 35 per hour; could be diminished by bright waxing gibbous moon. July 23 — Aug. 20: Perseids ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
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Grateful Dead's Goodbye, Night One: Classics and Curveballs in …
It was beautifully executed under a waning gibbous moon, on a cool summer evening, with a soft breeze coming in off Lake Michigan. About ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
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River of Fire Smoke Darkens Sun and Moon
The waning gibbous Moon was still the color of fire even at midnight last night due to heavy smoke from Canadian forest fires. Photo taken ... «Universe Today, Jul 15»
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How to See Venus, Saturn, Jupiter & Mercury in July's Night Sky
July 25: As darkness falls, look almost due south for the waxing gibbous moon. That bright yellow-white "star" shining with a steady glow to the ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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Day In Pics: July 03, 2015
A United Airlines passenger plane crosses the waning gibbous moon, one day after a full moon, in in Whittier, Calif. There will be two full ... «Focus News, Jul 15»

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