gibbous gibbose
bulging ulging adj. 1. curving or bulging outward. Opposite of {concave}. [Narrower terms: {biconvex, convexo-convex, lenticular, lentiform}; {broken-backed, hogged}; {convexo-concave}; {gibbous, gibbose}; {planoconvex}] Also See: {protrusive}.

Syn: convex. [WordNet 1.5]

2. curving outward.

Syn: bellied, bellying, bulbous, bulgy, protuberant. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Gibbose — Gib*bose , a. [L. gibbosus, fr. gibbus, gibba, hunch, hump. Cf. {Gibbous}.] Humped; protuberant; said of a surface which presents one or more large elevations. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • gibbous — /ˈgɪbəs/ (say gibuhs) adjective 1. humpbacked. 2. (of a heavenly body) so viewed as to appear convex on both margins, as the moon when more than half full but less than full. Also, gibbose /ˈgɪboʊs/ (say gibohs). {Latin gibbōsus humped}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gibbose — adjective (used of the moon) more than half full • Syn: ↑gibbous • Similar to: ↑convex, ↑bulging …   Useful english dictionary

  • biconvex convexo-convex lenticular lentiform — bulging ulging adj. 1. curving or bulging outward. Opposite of {concave}. [Narrower terms: {biconvex, convexo convex, lenticular, lentiform}; {broken backed, hogged}; {convexo concave}; {gibbous, gibbose}; {planoconvex}] Also See: {protrusive}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broken-backed hogged — bulging ulging adj. 1. curving or bulging outward. Opposite of {concave}. [Narrower terms: {biconvex, convexo convex, lenticular, lentiform}; {broken backed, hogged}; {convexo concave}; {gibbous, gibbose}; {planoconvex}] Also See: {protrusive}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulging — ulging adj. 1. curving or bulging outward. Opposite of {concave}. [Narrower terms: {biconvex, convexo convex, lenticular, lentiform}; {broken backed, hogged}; {convexo concave}; {gibbous, gibbose}; {planoconvex}] Also See: {protrusive}. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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