Gibbousness
Gibbous Gib"bous, a. [Cf. F. gibbeux. See {Gibbose}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant; convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half-moon and the full moon. [1913 Webster]

The bones will rise, and make a gibbous member. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]

2. Hunched; hump-backed. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. -- {Gib"bous*ly}, adv. -- {Gib"bous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gibbousness — See gibbously. * * * …   Universalium

  • gibbousness — n. being humpbacked, outward curvature; convexity, being convex (Astronomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gibbousness — n. See gibbosity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gibbousness — gib·bous·ness …   English syllables

  • gibbousness — noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge the hump of a camel he stood on the rocky prominence the occipital protuberance was well developed the bony excrescence …   Useful english dictionary

  • extrusion — noun 1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge the hump of a camel he stood on the rocky prominence the occipital protuberance was well developed the bony… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gibbosity — noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge the hump of a camel he stood on the rocky prominence the occipital protuberance was well developed the bony excrescence …   Useful english dictionary

  • protrusion — noun 1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge the hump of a camel he stood on the rocky prominence the occipital protuberance was well developed the bony… …   Useful english dictionary

  • protuberance — noun 1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings (Freq. 1) the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge the hump of a camel he stood on the rocky prominence the occipital protuberance was well developed the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gibbostity — Gib*bost i*ty, n. [Cf. F. gibbosit[ e].] The state of being gibbous or gibbose; gibbousness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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