gibbous vs humpbacked what difference

what is difference between gibbous and humpbacked

English

Etymology

From Middle English, borrowed from Latin gibbus (humped, hunched), probably cognate with cubō (bend oneself, lie down), Italian gobba (humpback), Greek κύφος (kýfos, humpback, bent), κύβος (kývos, cube, vertebra), Spanish giboso (humped).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪbəs/
  • Rhymes: -ɪbəs

Adjective

gibbous (comparative more gibbous, superlative most gibbous)

  1. Characterized by convexity; protuberant.
    • 1886, Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge, chapter 22
      In fact, what these gibbous human shapes specially represented was ready money—money insistently ready […]
  2. (astronomy) Phase of moon or planet between first quarter and full or between full and last quarter.
  3. Humpbacked.
    • 1697, Dryden, Aeneid, book 8
      A pointed flinty rock, all bare and black,
      Grew gibbous from behind the mountain’s back;

Antonyms

  • crescent

Derived terms

  • gibbous moon

Translations



English

Etymology

hump +‎ backed

Adjective

humpbacked (not comparable)

  1. Having a hump on the back, either naturally or due to a medical condition.
    All modern camels are humpbacked creatures, but the number of humps depends on the species.
  2. Being a humpback bridge.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      There was a little stream, or brook, never dry, flowing, now slow, now with torrential rapidity, for ever in its narrow ditch. Unsteadily a rustic bridge bestrode its dark waters, a rustic humpbacked bridge, in a state of extreme dilapidation.

Synonyms

  • (medical condition): hunchbacked, kyphotic

Related terms

  • humpback

Translations

Verb

humpbacked

  1. simple past tense and past participle of humpback

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