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 ?
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.
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.
With a howl of mingled rage and anguish the great anthropoid bent double and sank to the ground, though almost instantly he was again struggling to his feet.
To his horror, he saw the man stoop until his closed knuckles rested upon the ground as did those of the anthropoid.
In this instance it was the anthropoid that retired in stiff dignity to inspect an unhappy caterpillar, which he presently devoured.
He suddenly realized that this poor weak she could not keep up with them and that if they traveled at her slow rate they might be too late to render assistance to the Tarmangani, and so without more ado, the giant anthropoid picked Bertha Kircher bodily from the ground and swung her to his back.
Occasionally she cast suspicious glances in the direction of the huge shaggy anthropoids about her.
It is probable that there existed an anthropoid ape in South America, who in past ages found his way to this place, and that he developed into the creatures we have seen, some of which"--here he looked hard at me--"were of an appearance and shape which, if it had been accompanied by corresponding intelligence, would, I do not hesitate to say, have reflected credit upon any living race.
I assure you that I little thought when I left my professional chair in London that it was for the purpose of heading a raid of savages upon a colony of anthropoid apes.
I am Tarzan," said the ape-man, in the vernacular of the anthropoids.
In the center of the amphitheater was one of those strange earthen drums which the anthropoids build for the queer rites the sounds of which men have heard in the fastnesses of the jungle, but which none has ever witnessed.