American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance.
- adj. Of or belonging to the group of great apes of the family Pongidae, which includes the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan.
- adj. Resembling or characteristic of an ape; apelike.
- n. An ape of the family Pongidae. Also called anthropoid ape.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the superfamily Anthropoidea; man-like; human or simian in a zoölogical sense: applied to all monkeys as well as to man, as distinguished from the lemuroid or prosimian Primates.
- More specifically, resembling man, or man-like, as one of the higher monkeys or apes, as distinguished from lower monkeys: applied to the apes of the family Simiidæ, as restricted to include only the gorilla, chimpanzee, orang, and gibbon, these being commonly known as the anthropoid apes.
- n. An anthropoid animal; one of the higher monkeys; an ape.
- adj. having characteristics of a human being, usually in terms of shape or appearance
- adj. having characteristics of an ape
- n. An anthropoid animal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling man; -- applied especially to certain apes, as the ourang or gorilla.
- adj. resembling apes
- n. any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids
- adj. resembling human beings
- n. person who resembles a nonhuman primate
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“The Yorubans at once recognize the picture; they call the anthropoid “Nákí;” and they declare that, when it seizes a man, it tears the fingers asunder.”
“The Yorubans at once recognize the picture; they call the anthropoid "Nákí;" and they declare that, when it seizes a man, it tears the fingers asunder.”
“Our closest primate relatives are the Pongidae, the so-called anthropoid apes, including the chimpanzee and the gorilla.”
“In one of these tombs was also inclosed a monolithic sarcophagus of white marble of the form called anthropoid and measuring 2.15 m. in length by 0.67 in width.”
“But there is one group of this great tribe in which this resemblance is greatest, and they have hence been called the anthropoid or man-like apes.”
“I'm doing this because it'll reflect badly on my capabilities as an instructor if the Patrol finds out what kind of anthropoid I let loose as a Courier.”
“It has always been so, from the time of the first pre-human anthropoid crossing a mountain-divide in quest of better berry - bushes beyond, down to the latest Slovak, arriving on our shores to-day, to go to work in the coal-mines of Pennsylvania.”
“The skull," he confidently asserted, "is that of a young anthropoid ape," and many of his colleagues agreed.”
“The animators have created beings that are anthropoid-like but not exactly humanoid.”
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