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gəˈrɪl əgo·ril·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gorilla, Gorilla gorillanoun

    largest anthropoid ape; terrestrial and vegetarian; of forests of central west Africa

Wiktionary

  1. gorillanoun

    The largest of the apes, native to the forests of central Africa, and known for its trait of knuckle-walking

  2. gorillanoun

    A big and brutish man or a thug; a goon or ruffian.

  3. Etymology: Γόριλλαι, described by Hanno the Navigator, a Carthaginian navigator and possible visitor to the area that later became Sierra Leone.

Wikipedia

  1. Gorilla

    Gorillas are herbivorous, predominantly ground-dwelling great apes that inhabit the tropical forests of equatorial Africa. The genus Gorilla is divided into two species: the eastern gorilla and the western gorilla, and either four or five subspecies. The DNA of gorillas is highly similar to that of humans, from 95 to 99% depending on what is included, and they are the next closest living relatives to humans after chimpanzees and bonobos. Gorillas are the largest living primates, reaching heights between 1.25 and 1.8 metres, weights between 100 and 270 kg, and arm spans up to 2.6 metres, depending on species and sex. They tend to live in troops, with the leader being called a silverback. The Eastern gorilla is distinguished from the Western by darker fur colour and some other minor morphological differences. Gorillas tend to live 35–40 years in the wild. The oldest gorilla known is Fatou (b. 1957), who is still alive at the advanced age of 65 years. Gorillas' natural habitats cover tropical or subtropical forest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Although their range covers a small percentage of Sub-Saharan Africa, gorillas cover a wide range of elevations. The mountain gorilla inhabits the Albertine Rift montane cloud forests of the Virunga Volcanoes, ranging in altitude from 2,200 to 4,300 metres (7,200 to 14,100 ft). Lowland gorillas live in dense forests and lowland swamps and marshes as low as sea level, with western lowland gorillas living in Central West African countries and eastern lowland gorillas living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo near its border with Rwanda. There are thought to be around 316,000 western gorillas in the wild, and 5,000 eastern gorillas. Both species are classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN; all subspecies are classified as Critically Endangered with the exception of the mountain gorilla, which is classified as Endangered. There are many threats to their survival, such as poaching, habitat destruction, and disease, which threaten the survival of the species. However, conservation efforts have been successful in some areas where they live.

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  1. gorilla

    A gorilla is a large, powerful herbivorous ape that is native to the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest living primate and is characterized by its robust build, large hands and feet, broad chest, and dark hair. Gorillas are divided into two species and several subspecies, which include the mountain gorilla and the lowland gorilla. They are known for their high degree of intelligence and complex social structure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gorillanoun

    a large, arboreal, anthropoid ape of West Africa. It is larger than a man, and is remarkable for its massive skeleton and powerful muscles, which give it enormous strength. In some respects its anatomy, more than that of any other ape, except the chimpanzee, resembles that of man

  2. Etymology: [An African word; found in a Greek translation of a treatise in Punic by Hanno, a Carthaginian.]

Wikidata

  1. Gorilla

    Gorillas comprise the eponymous genus Gorilla, the largest extant genus of primates by size. They are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Africa. The genus is divided into two species and either four or five subspecies. The DNA of gorillas is highly similar to that of a human, from 95–99% depending on what is counted, and they are the next closest living relatives to humans after the bonobo and common chimpanzee. Gorillas' natural habitats cover tropical or subtropical forests in Africa. Although their range covers a small percentage of Africa, gorillas cover a wide range of elevations. The mountain gorilla inhabits the Albertine Rift montane cloud forests of the Virunga Volcanoes, ranging in altitude from 2,200–4,300 metres. Lowland gorillas live in dense forests and lowland swamps and marshes as low as sea level, with western lowland gorillas living in Central West African countries and eastern lowland gorillas living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo near its border with Rwanda.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gorilla

    gor-il′a, n. a great African ape, the largest known anthropoid, generally referred to the same genus with the chimpanzee. [African.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gorilla in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gorilla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of gorilla in a Sentence

  1. Rodrigue Katembo:

    To get a baby gorilla you need to kill the whole family. The habitat is very reduced and put lots of pressure on the gorillas, so we need to do all that we can to protect them.

  2. Jill Rosengard Hill:

    Netflix is the 800 lbs. gorilla in the streaming world, they are releasing new shows weekly at an alarming rate to acquire and retain subscribers, forcing other players to focus on aggressively marketing and differentiating their own offerings.

  3. Jennifer Mickelberg:

    Choomba leaves a tremendous legacy at Zoo Atlanta, in the zoological gorilla population in North America, and in the hearts of those who knew her best.

  4. Karl Thomas:

    I know that the gorilla in the room is launching missiles over Taiwan, if we just allow that to happen, and we don't contest that, that'll become the next norm. And that's that's not acceptable.

  5. Bucky Hellwig:

    The 800-hundred pound gorilla is what's going on in Singapore.

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