anthropoid


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an·thro·poid

 (ăn′thrə-poid′)
adj.
1. Of or belonging to the primate suborder Anthropoidea, which consists of the New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes including humans.
2. Resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance.
3. Resembling or characteristic of a nonhuman ape; apelike: an anthropoid forehead.
n.
A primate of the suborder Anthropoidea.

an′thro·poi′dal (-poid′l) adj.

anthropoid

(ˈænθrəˌpɔɪd)
adj
1. resembling man
2. resembling an ape; apelike
3. (Zoology) of or relating to the suborder Anthropoidea
n
(Animals) any primate of the suborder Anthropoidea, including monkeys, apes, and man. Compare prosimian
ˌanthroˈpoidal adj

an•thro•poid

(ˈæn θrəˌpɔɪd)

adj.
1. resembling humans.
2. resembling an ape; apelike.
3. belonging or pertaining to the primate suborder Anthropoidea, characterized by a relatively flat face, dry nose, small immobile ears, and forward-facing eyes and comprising humans, apes, Old World monkeys, and New World monkeys. Compare prosimian.
n.
[1825–35; < Greek anthropoeidḗs in the shape of a man. See anthropo-, -oid]
an`thro•poi′dal, adj.

anthropoid

a creature resembling man, as an ape. — anthropoid, anthropoidal, adj.
See also: Animals
a creature resembling man, as an ape. — anthropoid, — anthropoidal, adj.
See also: Mankind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anthropoid - person who resembles a nonhuman primateanthropoid - person who resembles a nonhuman primate
misfit - someone unable to adapt to their circumstances
2.anthropoid - any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominidsanthropoid - any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids
primate - any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet
Adj.1.anthropoid - resembling apesanthropoid - resembling apes      
nonhuman - not human; not belonging to or produced by or appropriate to human beings; "nonhuman primates such as chimpanzees"
2.anthropoid - resembling human beingsanthropoid - resembling human beings    
human - having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"

anthropoid

adjective
Translations
antropoidančovjekolikmajmunolik
antropóide

anthropoid

[ˈænθrəʊpɔɪd]
A. ADJantropoide
B. Nantropoide mf

anthropoid

nAnthropoid m (spec); (= ape)Menschenaffe m
adjanthropoid (spec)

anthropoid

[ˈænθrəʊpɔɪd] adj & nantropoide (m)
References in classic literature ?
You come of those hairy anthropoid males who hunted their mates through the tangle of primeval forests, and who finally obtained their consent--shall we say?
With a start he sat up to see a huge, anthropoid ape squatting at his side, inspecting him intently.
Circling about behind the ape he prodded the anthropoid in the back with a pin.
In South America there are, if my memory serves me--you will check the observation, Professor Summerlee--some thirty-six species of monkeys, but the anthropoid ape is unknown.
It was approaching through the jungle in a semi-erect position, now and then placing the backs of its closed fists upon the ground--a great anthropoid ape, and, as it advanced, it emitted deep guttural growls and an occasional low barking sound.
To his horror, he saw the man stoop until his closed knuckles rested upon the ground as did those of the anthropoid.
As Tarzan drew nearer he called aloud to the ape and the girl heard from the human lips the same sounds that had fallen from those of the anthropoid.
He knew, however, that there was little chance that they would attack him, since it is not within the reasoning powers of the anthropoid to be able to weigh or appreciate the value of concentrated action against an enemy--otherwise they would long since have become the dominant creatures of their haunts, so tremendous a power of destruction lies in their mighty thews and savage fangs.
There were anthropoid apes and gorillas--these I had no difficulty in recognizing; but there were other forms which I had never before seen, and I was hard put to it to say whether they were ape or man.
The Ho-lus, or apes, the Alus and myself were the only creatures of human semblance with which she could hold no converse; yet it was evident that her intelligence told her that I was neither Ho-lu nor Alu, neither anthropoid ape nor speechless man.
Philander are the only people in the world who can swear that the little skeleton found in the cabin with those of your father and mother was that of an infant anthropoid ape, and not the offspring of Lord and Lady Greystoke.
Tarzan feared that the anthropoid would awaken the sleepers.