AskDefine | Define anthropoid

Dictionary Definition

anthropoid adj
1 resembling apes [syn: anthropoidal, apelike]
2 resembling human beings [syn: manlike]


1 person who resembles a non-human primate [syn: ape]
2 any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids

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  1. having characteristics of a human being, usually in terms of shape or appearance
  2. having characteristics of an ape


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Extensive Definition

Operation Anthropoid was the codename for the assassination of top Nazi Reinhard Heydrich during World War II in Prague.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bronze Age man, Hominidae, Iron Age man, Stone Age man, aboriginal, aborigine, ancient, antediluvian, anthropomorphic, anthropopathic, ape-man, autochthon, bushman, cave dweller, caveman, fossil man, hominid, humanoid, man of old, manlike, missing link, preadamite, prehistoric man, prehuman, primate, primitive, protohuman, troglodyte
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