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Hip·po

 (hĭp′ō) also Hippo Re·gi·us (rē′jē-əs)
An ancient city of northwest Africa in present-day northeast Algeria south of Annaba. Saint Augustine was its bishop from ad 396 to 430.

hip·po

 (hĭp′ō)
n. pl. hip·pos
A hippopotamus.

hippo

(ˈhɪpəʊ)
n, pl -pos
1. (Animals) short for hippopotamus
2. South African an armoured police car

hip•po

(ˈhɪp oʊ)

n., pl. -pos.
a hippopotamus.
[by shortening]

Hip•po

(ˈhɪp oʊ)

n.

hippo-

a combining form meaning “horse”: hippodrome.
[< Greek, comb. form of híppos, c. Latin equus, Old English eoh, Skt aśvas, Lithuanian ašvà]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hippo - an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
2.hippo - massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africahippo - massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
genus Hippopotamus - type genus of the Hippopotamidae
Translations
hroch
flodhest
virtahepo
nilski konj
カバ
하마
flodhäst
ฮิปโป
con hà mã

hippo

[ˈhɪpəʊ] Nhipopótamo/a m/f

hippo

[ˈhɪpəʊ] nhippopotame mhip pocket npoche-revolver fHippocratic oath [ˌhɪpəkrætɪkˈəʊθ] nserment m d'Hippocrate
to take the Hippocratic oath → prêter le serment d'Hippocrate

hippo

n (inf)Nilpferd nt

hippo

فَرَسُ النَّهْر hroch flodhest Nilpferd ιπποπόταμος hipopótamo virtahepo hippopotame nilski konj ippopotamo カバ 하마 nijlpaard flodhest hipopotam hipopótamo бегемот flodhäst ฮิปโป hipopotam con hà mã 河马
References in classic literature ?
15) who with the lord Apollo and the Rivers have youths in their keeping -- to this charge Zeus appointed them -- Peitho, and Admete, and Ianthe, and Electra, and Doris, and Prymno, and Urania divine in form, Hippo, Clymene, Rhodea, and Callirrhoe, Zeuxo and Clytie, and Idyia, and Pasithoe, Plexaura, and Galaxaura, and lovely Dione, Melobosis and Thoe and handsome Polydora, Cerceis lovely of form, and soft eyed Pluto, Perseis, Ianeira, Acaste, Xanthe, Petraea the fair, Menestho, and Europa, Metis, and Eurynome, and Telesto saffron-clad, Chryseis and Asia and charming Calypso, Eudora, and Tyche, Amphirho, and Ocyrrhoe, and Styx who is the chiefest of them all.
Cannot Caesar in irons shuffle off the irons and transfer them to the person of Hippo or Thraso the turnkey?
I've seen them buryin' a chief up the Aruwimi River, and they ate a hippo that must have weighed as much as a tribe.
There was an old hippo that had the bad habit of getting out on the bank and roam- ing at night over the station grounds.
Now and then the river's surface would be suddenly broken ahead of them by a huge crocodile, startled by the splashing of the oars, or, snorting and blowing, a family of hippos would dive from a sandy bar to the cool, safe depths of the bottom.
That comes from two Greek words -- hippos, which means a horse, and "
On the sands in the middle of the stream, hippos and alligators sunned themselves side by side.
Fat Hippo Underground, in Shakespeare Street, is doing its bit by representing North America - and it will be going all-out to serve up the ultimate in American comfort food.
In the first case, a man was attacked by hippo in Kasarani and crushed to death as his colleagues watched in horror.
DON'T BRIAN FRIDAY'S The Hippo Club, a scruffy building near the back of Central Station on Penarth Road, was the centre of the universe if you were into dance music in the '90s.
She said: "You know how in Disney films you see a hippo and they put a tutu on, and you've got all the swans and they are graceful and then the hippo goes, 'Boom, boom, boom'?
The Hippo signaling pathway has been previously demonstrated to participate in the fibrogenesis of various organs and cross talks with other signaling pathways, such as the transforming growth factor-[sz] (TGF-[sz]) and Wnt/[sz]-catenin signaling pathways, through a variety of mechanisms.