Definition of Grizzly

1. Noun. Powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America.




2. Adjective. Showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair. "Nodded his hoary head"

Definition of Grizzly

1. a. Somewhat gray; grizzled.

2. n. A grizzly bear. See under Grizzly, a.

Definition of Grizzly

1. Adjective. Grey-haired, greyish. ¹

2. Adjective. (misspelling of grisly) [Listed by Merriam-Webster Unabridged as a legitimate variant spelling.] ¹

3. Noun. A grizzly bear. ¹

4. Noun. (US dialect) In hydraulic mining, a grating used to catch and throw out large stones from the sluices. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grizzly

1. grayish [adj -ZLIER, -ZLIEST] / a large bear [n -ZLIES] - See also: grayish

Medical Definition of Grizzly

1. 1. A grizzly bear. See Grizzly. 2. In hydraulic mining, gratings used to catch and throw out large stones from the sluices. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grizzly

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grize
grizelin
grizes
grizzle
grizzled
grizzled skipper
grizzled skippers
grizzler
grizzlers
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grizzlier
grizzlies
grizzliest
grizzling
grizzly (current term)
grizzly bear
grizzly bears
grlzzly
gro
groEL
groan
groane
groaned
groaner
groaners
groanes
groaneth
groanful
groaning

Literary usage of Grizzly

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1. Traditions of the Thompson River Indians of British Columbia by James Alexander Teit, Franz Boas (1898)
"The Hare lived with his old grandmother, in an underground lodge on one side of a large river ; whilst on the other side lived the grizzly Bear family, ..."

2. Sporting Adventures in the Far West by John Mortimer Murphy (1879)
"THE grizzly BEAR. The grizzly bear—Its haunts, habits, size, and general characteristics— Fear of the human voice—Its great strength and courage—fight ..."

3. Sporting Adventures in the Far West by John Mortimer Murphy (1879)
"THE grizzly BEAK. The grizzly bear—Its haunts, habits, size, and general characteristics— Fear of the human voice—Its great strength and courage—Fight ..."

4. Struggles and Triumphs, Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum: Or by Phineas Taylor Barnum (1871)
"Among the first to give me a call, with attractions sure to prove a success, was James C. Adams, of hard-earned, grizzly-bear fame. ..."

5. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"In passing through a narrow ravine, he heard a noise behind him, and looking round beheld, to his dismay, a grizzly bear in full pursuit, ..."

6. Fox Texts by William Jones (1907)
"S Once on a time a grizzly and a Skunk met with each other. ... he asked of the grizzly. "Why, many and many a thing; very much endued with supernatural ..."

7. Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum by Phineas Taylor Barnum (1875)
"Among the first to me a call, with attractions sure to prove a success, James C. Adams, of hard-earned, grizzly-bear fame. is extraordinary man was ..."

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