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 ?
In straying among the thickets they had beheld tracks of grizzly bears in every direction, doubtless attracted thither by the fruit.
The grizzly bear is the only really formidable quadruped of our continent.
They were so pleased with the decision that they declared the Coyote their candidate for the Grizzly Bearship; but whether he ever obtained the office history does not relate.
Also, when the father arrived to take him away, the cowmen allowed that they would vastly prefer chumming with howling cannibals, gibbering lunatics, cavorting gorillas, grizzly bears, and man-eating tigers than with this particular Young college product with hair parted in the middle.
Now, where the huge grizzly bear came from that night was long a mystery, while the people of the Springs Brothers' Circus, showing at Sausalito, searched long and vainly for "Big Ben, the Biggest Grizzly in Captivity.
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
The coyote skulks among the scrub, the buzzard flaps heavily through the air, and the clumsy grizzly bear lumbers through the dark ravines, and picks up such sustenance as it can amongst the rocks.
In short, he was looked upon as a bald-faced grizzly from the Arctic wilds to whom it was considered expedient to give the trail.
It makes a noise big enough for a grizzly," Saxon chattered, partly from nervousness, partly from the chill of the night.
Ten weary years have I sojourned alone on these naked plains, waiting for my hour, and not a blow have I struck ag'in an enemy more humanised than the grizzly bear.
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.
Outside these apertures all was black, and I was unable to repress a certain feeling of apprehension as my fancy pictured the outer world and filled it with unfriendly entities, natural and supernatural--chief among which, in their respective classes, were the grizzly bear, which I knew was occasionally still seen in that region, and the ghost, which I had reason to think was not.