grampus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to grampus: Risso's Dolphin

gram·pus

 (grăm′pəs)
n.
2. Any of various dolphins or other toothed whales, such as the orca.

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by grand) of Middle English graspeis, from Old French craspois, graspeis, from Medieval Latin crassus piscis, craspiscis : Latin crassus, fat + Latin piscis, fish.]

grampus

(ˈɡræmpəs)
n, pl -puses
1. (Animals) a widely distributed slaty-grey dolphin, Grampus griseus, with a blunt snout
2. (Animals) another name for killer whale
[C16: from Old French graspois, from gras fat (from Latin crassus) + pois fish (from Latin piscis)]

gram•pus

(ˈgræm pəs)

n., pl. -pus•es.
1. a large dolphin, Grampus griseus, of northern seas.
2. any of various other large dolphins, as the killer whale, Orcinus (Orca) orca.
3. a giant whipscorpion, Mastigoproctur giganteus, of the southern U.S. and Mexico.
[1520–30; earlier grampoys, variant (by assimilation) of graundepose great fish =graunde grand + pose, poys < Middle French pois, peis < Latin piscem, acc. of piscis fish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grampus - predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fingrampus - predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
genus Orcinus, Orcinus - killer whales
2.grampus - slaty-grey blunt-nosed dolphin common in northern seasgrampus - slaty-grey blunt-nosed dolphin common in northern seas
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
genus Grampus - grampus
Translations

grampus

[ˈgræmpəs] N (grampuses (pl)) → orca f

grampus

nRundkopf- or Rissosdelfin mor -delphin m, → Grampus m (spec); to puff/snort like a grampus (inf)wie eine Lokomotive schnaufen (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Grampus might take him-- and I could write to Fulke about it."
Scarcely a sound could be heard but the occasional breathing of the grampus, and the rippling at the cut-water.
Starting up, the landlord cried, That's the Grampus's crew.
As to Paul’s, thof I’ve never seen it, being that it’s a long way up town from Radcliffe Highway and the docks, yet everybody knows that it’s the grandest place in the world Now, I’ve no opinion but this here church over there is as like one end of it as a grampus is to a whale; and that’s only a small difference in bulk.
Now and then he would see a thin fin, like a big shark's fin, drifting along close to shore, and he knew that that was the Killer Whale, the Grampus, who eats young seals when he can get them; and Kotick would head for the beach like an arrow, and the fin would jig off slowly, as if it were looking for nothing at all.
It rose close to the hank, and blowing like a grampus, Namgay Doola wiped the water out of his eyes and made obeisance to the king.
Encouraged by his success, in the evening, when they were sitting alone in the large study, where East lived now almost, "vice Arthur on leave," after examining the new fishing-rod, which both pronounced to be the genuine article ("play enough to throw a midge tied on a single hair against the wind, and strength enough to hold a grampus"), they naturally began talking about Arthur.
But I could not resist giving that grampus Corbucci one bad moment on account.
figure By VINCENT OPIYO Kenyan international striker Michael Olunga will play in the Japanese second tier next season after his side Kashiwa Reysol were relegated despite a 3-0 win over Cerezo Osaka in their penultimate Japanese League match on Saturday at Yanmar stadium on Saturday.Kashiwa's demotion was confirmed after fellow relegation candidates Nagoya Grampus shocked second-placed Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-1 in another encounter to garner 40 points, four ahead of Kashiwa with a match to spare.
The 30-year-old former Pohang Steelers and Nagoya Grampus player joins an oversubscribed club with Algerian striker Mohammad Benyettou, Brazilian striker Jorge Silva, Brazilian midfielder Fernando Gabriel and retained French midfielder Omar Kossoko.
But back in January 1998 the former Nagoya Grampus 8 player was launching Japan Season for BBC Learning Zone.
What species of mammal has varieties called pilot, cachalot and grampus? 6.