gibbous vs humped what difference

what is difference between gibbous and humped

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

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hʌmpt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌmpt

Verb

humped

  1. past participle of hump

Adjective

humped (comparative more humped, superlative most humped)

  1. Having a hump or humps, or, in combination, a hump or humps of the specified number or type.
    a humped cow, a humped curve, a two-humped camel

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