AskDefine | Define grizzly

Dictionary Definition

grizzly adj : showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head" [syn: gray, grey, gray-haired, grey-haired, gray-headed, grey-headed, hoar, hoary, white-haired] n : powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America [syn: grizzly bear, silvertip, silver-tip, Ursus horribilis, Ursus arctos horribilis] [also: grizzliest, grizzlier]

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English

Etymology

From grizzle.

Pronunciation

/ˈgrɪzli/

Adjective

  1. Grey-haired, greyish.

Derived terms

Noun

  1. A grizzly bear.
    Shotgun blast kills charging grizzly!

Translations

Extensive Definition

Grizzly may refer to:
In software:
  • Grizzly (software), programing library to build scalable and robust servers using NIO in Java platform
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In geography:
grizzly in German: Grizzly
grizzly in Dutch: Grizzly
grizzly in Polish: Grizzly

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Quaker-colored, acier, argent, argentine, ashen, ashy, canescent, chalky, cinereous, cinerous, cretaceous, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dingy, dismal, dove-colored, dove-gray, dreary, dull, dusty, fleecy-white, frosted, frosty, glaucescent, glaucous, gray, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, hoar, hoary, iron-gray, lactescent, lead-gray, leaden, lily-white, livid, marble, marmoreal, milky, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, niveous, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, platinum, pure white, sad, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, slate-colored, slaty, smoke-gray, smoky, snow-white, snowy, sober, somber, steel-gray, steely, stone-colored, swan-white, taupe, white, white as snow
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