Associations to the word «Gibbon»

Wiktionary

GIBBON, noun. A small ape of the family Hylobatidae with long limbs, which it uses to travel through rainforests by swinging from branch to branch.
GIBBON, proper noun. A surname​.

Dictionary definition

GIBBON, noun. English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794).
GIBBON, noun. Smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tail; of southern Asia and East Indies.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats