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gib·bon

 (gĭb′ən)
n.
Any of various small arboreal apes of the family Hylobatidae of Southeast Asia, having a slender body, long arms, and no tail.

[French, applied to the animals by Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon in his Histoire Naturelle, in which the word is said to be a local name in a language of Southeast Asia.]

gibbon

(ˈɡɪbən)
n
(Animals) any small agile arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, inhabiting forests in S Asia
[C18: from French, probably from an Indian dialect word]

Gibbon

(ˈɡɪbən)
n
1. (Biography) Edward. 1737–94, English historian; author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–88), controversial in its historical criticism of Christianity
2. (Biography) Lewis Grassic (ˈɡræsɪk), real name James Leslie Mitchell. 1901–35, Scottish writer: best known for his trilogy of novels A Scots Quair (1932–34)

gib•bon

(ˈgɪb ən)

n.
any small, slender arboreal ape of the genera Hylobates or Symphalangus, of S Asia.
[1760–70; < French, name of uncertain orig. used by Buffon]

Gib•bon

(ˈgɪb ən)

n.
Edward, 1737–94, English historian.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gibbon - English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)Gibbon - English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)
2.gibbon - smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tailgibbon - smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tail; of southern Asia and East Indies
lesser ape - gibbons and siamangs
Translations
نَوع من القُرود
gibon
gibbon
gibbon
gibbonapi
テナガザル
gibonas
gibons
gibon
jibonkuyruksuz uzun kollu şebek

gibbon

[ˈgɪbən] Ngibón m

gibbon

[ˈgɪbən] ngibbon m

gibbon

nGibbon m

gibbon

[ˈgɪbən] ngibbone m

gibbon

(ˈgibən) noun
a type of ape with long arms.
References in classic literature ?
Then Gibon waited their rustling return through the crops, and took them to rest on his bosom at ten o'clock.
He has already met a wide range of leaders which include heads of Gibon, Mozambique, Lesotho, Ghana, Niger and Chad.
Peter Corbishey, Sara Drewitt, Ian McWalter, George Gibon.
The opera was less than two decades old and, as Messiaen recalled in 1952, "at the time it was the height of daring (rather like serial music, or musique concrete, or a sonata by Pierre Boulez nowadays)" (Obituary for Jehan de Gibon in L'echo du Pays de Redon, 26 January 1952, cited by Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone, Messiaen [New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005], 15).
AVERY Jean (Nee Fox) Dearly loved sister of Enid and the late Raymond, daughter of the late Gibon and Lottie Fox.
Tardif C, Bonmarchand G, Gibon JF, Hellot MF, Leroy J, Pasquis P et al.
CFA Franc Zone includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Gibon, Guinea Bisau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.
He was joined on the scoresheet by Keil Rolands (2), John Arkle and Paul Gibon.
Referee Pearson waved aside all the protests but later in the half booked Bury's Paul Reid and Wigan's Pat Mc Gibon for hand ball.
a brother, Michael of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Victoria Gibon of Dallas; and one grandchild.