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n. pl. han·u·mans
Any of various terrestrial monkeys of the genus Semnopithecus of southern Asia, having a gray body and a black face. Also called gray langur.

[Hindi hanumān, from Sanskrit Hanumān, a monkey-god in Hindu mythology, from hanumān, having a large jaw, from hanu, jaw; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Animals) (sometimes not capital) another word for entellus
2. (Hinduism) the monkey chief of Hindu mythology and devoted helper of Rama
[from Hindi Hanumān, from Sanskrit hanumant having (conspicuous) jaws, from hanu jaw]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hanuman - in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of RamaHanuman - in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of Rama; god of devotion and courage
2.Hanuman - langur of southern Asiahanuman - langur of southern Asia; regarded as sacred in India
langur - slender long-tailed monkey of Asia
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Well, listening to this Hanuman Chalisa gives me goose bumps".
The VHP, which held its national working committee meeting in Ayodhya in July, believes Lord Ram and Hanuman will remove all obstacles in the path of the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site.
Usually, food is given willingly by devotees of the monkey-god Hanuman, at the thousands of temples built in his honor, or by ordinary people enthralled with their antics.