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Gibbous vs. Hump

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Gibbousadjective

Characterized by convexity; protuberant.

Humpnoun

A mound of earth.

Gibbousadjective

Having more than half (but not the whole) of its disc illuminated.

Humpnoun

A speed hump.

Gibbousadjective

Humpbacked.

Humpnoun

A deformity in humans caused by abnormal curvature of the upper spine.

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Gibbousadjective

Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant; convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half-moon and the full moon.

‘The bones will rise, and make a gibbous member.’;

Humpnoun

A rounded fleshy mass, such as on a camel or zebu.

Gibbousadjective

Hunched; hump-backed.

Humpnoun

(slang) An act of sexual intercourse.

Gibbousadjective

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

Humpnoun

A bad mood.

‘get the hump, have the hump, take the hump, give someone the hump’;

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Gibbousadjective

(used of the moon) more than half full

Humpnoun

(slang) A painfully boorish person.

‘That guy is such a hump!’;

Humpnoun

A wave that forms in front of an operating hovercraft and impedes progress at low speeds.

Humpverb

(transitive) To bend something into a hump.

Humpverb

To carry (something), especially with some exertion.

Humpverb

to rhythmically thrust the pelvis in a manner conducive to sexual intercourse

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Humpverb

To dry-hump.

‘Stop humping the table, you sicko.’;

Humpverb

To have sex (with).

Humpverb

To prepare for a great exertion; to put forth effort.

Humpverb

To vex or annoy.

Humpverb

(rail) To shunt wagons / freight cars over the hump in a hump yard.

Humpnoun

A protuberance; especially, the protuberance formed by a crooked back.

Humpnoun

A fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal, as a camel or whale.

Humpnoun

a portion of a switchyard with a slanting track in which freight cars may coast without an engine and be sorted through a series of switches.

Humpverb

To form into a hump; to make hump-shaped; to hunch; - often with up.

‘The cattle were very uncomfortable, standing humped up in the bushes.’;

Humpverb

To put or carry on the (humped) back; to shoulder; hence, to carry, in general.

‘Having collected a sufficient quantity, we humped it out of the bush.’;

Humpverb

To bend or gather together for strenuous effort, as in running; to do or effect by such effort; to exert; - usually reflexively or with it; as, you must hump yourself.

‘A half dozen other negroes, some limping and all scared, were humping it across a meadow.’;

Humpverb

to sort freight cars by means of a hump.

Humpverb

to engage in sexual intercourse with.

Humpnoun

something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form

Humpverb

arch one's back

Humpverb

have sexual intercourse with;

‘This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm’; ‘Adam knew Eve’; ‘Were you ever intimate with this man?’;

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