Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea, which includes apes and humans.
  • adj. Resembling a human.
  • n. A member of the Hominoidea.

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  • n. Any great ape (such as man) belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea

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  • n. a primate of the superfamily Hominoidea

Etymologies

From New Latin Hominoīdea, superfamily name : Homō, type genus (from Latin homō, homin-, man; see homo1) + -oīdea, neuter pl. of -oīdēs, resembling (from Greek -oeidēs, -oid).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The hominoid (please note, not hominid) body, found in the Georgia woods, is now in a secure location, under armed guard, and set to be examined by a battery of academic scholars, skeptical scientists, Bigfoot researchers, and debunking writers.

    Boing Boing

  •      So it was a difficult thing when, much later, after I had graduated from the University of Indiana and become well established in my job as technical editor at Special Waste and Industrial Pollution Engineering, I couldn't persuade her she was throwing her life away looking for the gigantic hominoid known as Bigfoot.

    An Ancient Symbol for Fire

  • Reading Engrish from 400 years ago one will get the point …namely that whilst we may feel in our limited hominoid time frame that lingo is a steady state thang i.s spelling grammar context etc.

    Are we meat eaters or vegetarians? Part II | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Although a group led by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) started combing the woods around Marquette on Thursday for signs of Sasquatch, they may be looking at the wrong end of Michigan for the fabled hairy hominoid.

    Archive 2007-07-15

  • And contrary to his assertions that he doesn't "do personal attacks," IU has documented the reality that any cognitively functional bipedal hominoid has already figured out - O'Reilly is a bullying buffoon:

    Bill O'Reilly: Propaganda Pimp

  • In the process, Hersom hopes to change the popular conception of Bigfoot believers from wooly-eyed weirdos to heroic hominoid hunters.

    Archive 2007-12-16

  • The replica 8 1/2 - foot hairy hominoid -- crafted from the fur of musk oxen and buffalo, a hulking presence on the porch of a brown-and-yellow home in Portland, Maine -- scares the bejesus out of the UPS man.

    Boing Boing: February 26, 2006 - March 4, 2006 Archives

  • It depicts the kalanoro, a "short, three-toed, bipedal, water-dwelling, mean, scruffy-hair hominoid" apparently known to tribes in Madagascar.

    Boing Boing

  • * Having said that though, given that people have applied the term ‘monkey’ to all extant non-hominoid anthropoids, a stem-group hominoid would still likely be identified by people as a ‘monkey’.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Cautious climbers and folivory: a model of hominoid differentiation.

    Literally, flying lemurs (and not dermopterans)

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