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GIBBOUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does gibbous mean? 

GIBBOUS (adjective)
  The adjective GIBBOUS has 2 senses:

1. characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
2. (used of the moon) more than half full

  Familiarity information: GIBBOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GIBBOUS (adjective)


Sense 1gibbous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column

Synonyms:

crookback; crookbacked; gibbous; humpbacked; humped; hunchbacked; kyphotic

Similar:

unfit (not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition)


Sense 2gibbous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of the moon) more than half full

Synonyms:

gibbose; gibbous

Similar:

bulging; convex (curving or bulging outward)


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