grizzly


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griz·zly

 (grĭz′lē)
adj. griz·zli·er, griz·zli·est
Grayish or flecked with gray.
n. pl. griz·zlies
A grizzly bear.

grizzly

(ˈɡrɪzlɪ)
adj, -zlier or -zliest
(Colours) somewhat grey; grizzled
n, pl -zlies
(Animals) See grizzly bear
Usage: Grizzly is sometimes wrongly used where grisly is meant: a grisly (not grizzly) murder

griz•zly

(ˈgrɪz li)

adj. -zli•er, -zli•est, adj.
1. somewhat gray; grayish.
2. gray-haired.
n.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grizzly - powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North Americagrizzly - powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America
brown bear, Ursus arctos, bruin - large ferocious bear of Eurasia
Adj.1.grizzly - showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
Translations
الدُّب الأشْهَب
medvěd grizzly
gråbjørn
amerikai szürke medve
grábjörn
grizlilācis
boz ayı

grizzly

[ˈgrɪzlɪ]
A. ADJ
1. (= grey) → gris, canoso
2. (= whining) → quejumbroso
B. N (also grizzly bear) → oso m pardo

grizzly

[ˈgrɪzli] n (also grizzly bear) → grizzli m, ours m gris

grizzly

n (also grizzly bear)Grisli(bär) m, → Grizzly(bär) m
adj (Brit inf) babyquengelig

grizzly

[ˈgrɪzlɪ] n (also grizzly bear) → orso grigio, grizzly m inv

grizzly

(ˈgrizli) plural ˈgrizzlies noun
(usually grizzly bear) a large fierce North American bear.
References in classic literature ?
They do not sleep, On yonder cliffs, a grizzly band, I see them sit.
The other adornment was the portrait of old Colonel Pyncheon, at two thirds length, representing the stern features of a Puritanic-looking personage, in a skull-cap, with a laced band and a grizzly beard; holding a Bible with one hand, and in the other uplifting an iron sword-hilt.
Should the grizzly saints establish their jurisdiction over the gay sinners, then would their spirits darken all the clime, and make it a land of clouded visages, of hard toil, of sermon and psalm forever.
Plans for the winter Salmon River Abundance of salmon west of the mountains New arrangements Caches Cerre's detachment Movements in Fontenelle's camp Departure of the Blackfeet Their fortunes Wind Mountain streams Buckeye, the Delaware hunter, and the grizzly bear Bones of murdered travellers Visit to Pierre's Hole Traces of the battle Nez Perce Indians Arrival at Salmon River
For days they suffered the doleful rigors and retchings of sea-sickness, lurking below in their berths in squalid state, or emerging now and then like spectres from the hatchways, in capotes and blankets, with dirty nightcaps, grizzly beard, lantern visage and unhappy eye, shivering about the deck, and ever and anon crawling to the sides of the vessel, and offering up their tributes to the windward, to infinite annoyance of the captain.
Imagine, if you can, a huge grizzly with ten legs armed with mighty talons and an enormous froglike mouth splitting his head from ear to ear, exposing three rows of long, white tusks.
It consisted in pretending not to have adventures, in doing the sort of thing John and Michael had been doing all their lives, sitting on stools flinging balls in the air, pushing each other, going out for walks and coming back without having killed so much as a grizzly.
For a while it listened intently, but when von Horn urged the necessity for dispatching certain "terrible, soulless creatures" an expression of intermingled fear and hatred convulsed the hideous features, and like a great grizzly it turned and lumbered awkwardly across the campong toward the easterly, or back wall of the enclosure.
I have hunted silvertips in the White Mountains of Arizona and thought them quite the largest and most formidable of big game; but from the appearance of the head of this awful creature I judged that the largest grizzly I had ever seen would shrink by comparison to the dimensions of a Newfoundland dog.
Some are adorned with skull and cross-bones, and this grizzly decoration is frequently coupled with a cherub's head.
And the latest thing he had done was always on men's lips, whether it was being first in the heartbreaking stampede to Danish Creek, in killing the record baldface grizzly over on Sulphur Creek, or in winning the single-paddle canoe race on the Queen's Birthday, after being forced to participate at the last moment by the failure of the sourdough representative to appear.
So he gave me the Magnet and the very next day a grizzly bear ate him.