- Grin·ling [grin-ling] /ˈgrɪn lɪŋ/, 1648–1720, English woodcarver and sculptor, born in the Netherlands.
- Orlando,1583–1625, English composer.
- any small, slender, long-armed arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, of the East Indies and southern Asia: all gibbon species are reduced in number and some are very rare.
Origin of gibbon
Related Words for gibbonshominoid, monkey, human, man, anthropoid, ape, orangutan, gibbon, chimpanzee, gorilla, primate, humanoid, orang, brachiator, cercopithecoid
Examples from the Web for gibbons
Contemporary Examples of gibbons
(Gibbons says “we are unaware of any such activity by the FBI”).The Case of Mel Gibson’s Ex
Allison Hope Weiner
July 30, 2012
Surely Gibbons and Krolicki have already gamed this scenario.
The odds in Las Vegas should be on Gibbons appointing Gibbons.
Although his money has dried up and his poll numbers are in a tailspin, Gibbons insists he is running for reelection next year.
If by some miracle Gibbons beats Sandoval, he will face the rising star of the Democrats, Rory Reid, son of Harry Reid.
Historical Examples of gibbons
He might have served Cibber or Gibbons as a model for a statue of impotent rage.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
There are more Johnsons, happily, in this matter, than Gibbons.Oxford
If there be any monograph Life of Gibbons, it can scarcely fail to be found there.
He—oh, good-night, Gibbons—he's been all over the globe, so Notya tells us.Moor Fires
E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
"Of it he was a burning and a shining light," said Archbishop Gibbons.
- Grinling. 1648–1721, English sculptor and woodcarver, noted for his delicate carvings of fruit, flowers, birds, etc
- Orlando. 1583–1625, English organist and composer, esp of anthems, motets, and madrigals
- any small agile arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, inhabiting forests in S Asia
Word Origin for gibbon
- Edward. 1737–94, English historian; author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–88), controversial in its historical criticism of Christianity
- Lewis Grassic (ˈɡræsɪk), real name James Leslie Mitchell . 1901–35, Scottish writer: best known for his trilogy of novels Scots Quair (1932–34)
Word Origin and History for gibbons
1770, from French gibbon (18c.), supposedly from a word in the French colonies of India but not found in any language there. Brought to Europe by Marquis Joseph-François Dupleix (1697-1763), French governor general in India 1742-54. The surname is Old French Giboin, from Frankish *Geba-win "gift-friend," or in some cases a diminutive of Gibb, itself a familiar form of Gilbert.