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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

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gibbon

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gibbon

[ˈgɪbən] ngibbone m

gibbon

(ˈgibən) noun
a type of ape with long arms.
References in classic literature ?
At the basis of the works of all the modern historians from Gibbon to Buckle, despite their seeming disagreements and the apparent novelty of their outlooks, lie those two old, unavoidable assumptions.
After intense contemplation of the immaculate Gibbon Mr.
The intellectual experience of the people was mainly theological and political, as it was everywhere in that day, but there were several among them who had a real love for books, and when they met at the druggist's, as they did every night, to dispute of the inspiration of the Scriptures and the principles of the Free Soil party, the talk sometimes turned upon the respective merits of Dickens and Thackeray, Gibbon and Macaulay, Wordsworth and Byron.
Now rolls the thunder deep, Down the cloud valley, And the gibbons around me Howl in the long night.
Old Gibbons don't say nothing about it--just shirks it complete--Gibbons always done that when he got stuck-- but there is Rolampton, what does he say?
Borthrop Trumbull, whose acquaintance with the history of art enabled him to state that the hall furniture, to be sold without reserve, comprised a piece of carving by a contemporary of Gibbons.
refer it to His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons and His Grace Bishop Potter.
They f'und the Active o' Portland, an' Gibbons o' that town he was her skipper; they f'und her leakin' off Cape Cod Light.
Desiree Gibbon who was nicknamed "Desi"&nbsp;was an aspiring model.
Aaron Holroyd and Joshua Gibbon are accused of attacking victim Marcus Sewell-Fletcher, leaving him with a catalogue of severe S injuries including several broken ribs.
A PS2M Gibbon Forest has opened at Twycross Zoo, making it one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
TWYCROSS Zoo has officially opened its new PS2million gibbon house - much to the delight of its new occupants.