What does humpback mean?

Definitions for humpback

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word humpback.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kyphosis, humpback, hunchbacknoun

    an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column

  2. humpback, hunchback, crookbacknoun

    a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine

  3. humpback, humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliaenoun

    large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives


  1. humpbacknoun

    A humped back

    Etymology: Probably cognate with:

  2. humpbacknoun

    A person with a humpback: hunchback

    Etymology: Probably cognate with:

  3. humpbacknoun

    A person who suffers from kyphosis

    Etymology: Probably cognate with:

  4. humpbacknoun

    A humpback whale

    Etymology: Probably cognate with:

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humpbacknoun

    a crooked back; a humped back

    Etymology: [Cf. Hunchback.]

  2. Humpbacknoun

    a humpbacked person; a hunchback

    Etymology: [Cf. Hunchback.]

  3. Humpbacknoun

    any whale of the genus Megaptera, characterized by a hump or bunch on the back. Several species are known. The most common ones in the North Atlantic are Megaptera longimana of Europe, and M. osphyia of America; that of the California coasts is M. versabilis

    Etymology: [Cf. Hunchback.]

  4. Humpbacknoun

    a small salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), of the northwest coast of America

    Etymology: [Cf. Hunchback.]

How to pronounce humpback?

How to say humpback in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humpback in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humpback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of humpback in a Sentence

  1. Kate Wynne:

    It is really perplexing for a number of reasons, they appear to have all died around the same time. And the strange thing is they are all one species, with the exception of one dead humpback whale found in a different location.

  2. Sean OCallaghan:

    On this trip we connected with up to six humpback whales feeding and socializing in offshore waters.

  3. Jooke Robbins:

    Based on what was describedthis would have to be a mistakeand an accident on the part of the humpback.

  4. Ken Findlay:

    What we found here is reflective of the abilities of these animals to bounce back from very severe whaling pressure in the last century. Over 200,000 humpback whales were taken from the Southern hemisphere last year, it absolutely amazed me that 30 to 40 years later, we've seen these populations rebounding as they are. That gives me hope. It tells me something about the state of the ocean.

Images & Illustrations of humpback

  1. humpbackhumpbackhumpbackhumpbackhumpback

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for humpback

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for humpback »


Find a translation for the humpback definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these humpback definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "humpback." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 3 Dec. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/humpback>.

    Are we missing a good definition for humpback? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
    • A. noninvasive
    • B. urban
    • C. suspicious
    • D. obnoxious

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for humpback: