Gibbous

  • 1Gibbous — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2gibbous — c.1400, bulging, convex, from L.L. gibbus hunchbacked, from L. gibbus hump, hunch, of uncertain origin. Of the moon from early 15c.; also used from 15c. of hunchbacks …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3gibbous — meaning ‘convex, protuberant’, especially with reference to the moon, is pronounced gib ǝs …

    Modern English usage

  • 4gibbous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of the moon) having the illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle. ORIGIN Latin gibbosus, from gibbus hump …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5gibbous — [gib′əs] adj. [ME < L gibbosus < gibba: see GIB1] 1. protuberant; rounded and bulging 2. designating the moon, a planet, etc. in that phase in which more than half, but not all, of the face reflects sunlight to the earth: see MOON 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6gibbous — adj. Gibbous is used with these nouns: ↑moon …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7gibbous —    Characterized by convexity; protuberant. Often used to refer to the moon when it is more than half, but less than fully illuminated. Gibbosity is the condition of being gibbous. (pr. GI b?s) …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 8gibbous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin gibbosus humpbacked, from Latin gibbus hump Date: 14th century 1. a. marked by convexity or swelling b. of the moon or a planet seen with more than half but not all of the apparent disk… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9gibbous — protuberant, convex; a lunar shape between circle and semicircle …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 10gibbous — См. gibbose …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 11gibbous — gibbously, gibbosely, adv. gibbousness, gibboseness, n. /gib euhs/, adj. 1. Astron. (of a heavenly body) convex at both edges, as the moon when more than half full. See diag. under moon. 2. humpbacked. Also, gibbose /gib ohs/. [1350 1400; ME < L&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 12gibbous — adjective /ˈɡɪbəs/ a) Characterized by convexity; protuberant. b) Phase of moon or planet between first quarter and full or between full and last quarter …

    Wiktionary

  • 13gibbous — Humped; humpbacked; denoting a sharp angle in the flexion of the spine. [L. gibbosus] * * * gib·bous jib əs, gib adj 1) marked by swelling or convexity esp. on one side: PROTUBERANT 2) having a hump: HUMPBACKED * * * …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14gibbous — Synonyms and related words: arched, arciform, arclike, arcual, bandy, bowed, bowlike, bunchbacked, camelback, concave, convex, convexed, crookbacked, embowed, excurvate, excurvated, excurved, gibbose, humpbacked, humped, humpy, hunchbacked,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15gibbous — gib·bous || gɪbÉ™s adj. convex (Astronomy); hunchbacked, humped …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16gibbous — [ gɪbəs] adjective 1》 (of the moon) having the illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle. 2》 convex or protuberant. Derivatives gibbosity bɒsɪti noun gibbously adverb gibbousness noun Origin ME: fr …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17gibbous — a. 1. Convex, protuberant, swelling, rounded. 2. Humped, hunched, hump backed, crook backed …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18gibbous — gib·bous …

    English syllables

  • 19gibbous — gib•bous [[t]ˈgɪb əs[/t]] adj. 1) astron. (of a heavenly body) convex at both edges, as the moon when more than half full 2) pat humpbacked • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME &LT; L gibbōsus humped =gibb(a) hump + ōsus ous gib′bous•ly, adv. gib′bous•ness …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20gibbous — /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}&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary