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ˈgrɪf ɪnGrif·fin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gryphon, griffin, griffon(noun)

    winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion


  1. griffin(Noun)

    A mythical beast having the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle.

  2. griffin(Noun)

    A person who has just arrived from Europe.

  3. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    derived from Griffinus, a latinized form of Griffith.

  4. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    A Irish surname​, an anglicization of Ó Gríobhtha or Ó Grifín

  5. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    A Welsh patronymic surname​.

  6. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Welsh derived from Griffinus, a latinized form of Griffith.

  7. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    A female given name.

  8. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    A city, the county seat of Spalding County, Georgia, United States, named for landowner Col. Lewis Lawrence Griffin.

  9. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    A suburb of Brisbane, Queensland; named for a family of early settlers.

  10. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    A town in Indiana; named for postmaster Samuel Griffin.

  11. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    A community in Saskatchewan.

  12. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    An unincorporated community in Missouri.

  13. Griffin(ProperNoun)

    A former settlement in Illinois.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Griffin(noun)

    an Anglo-Indian name for a person just arrived from Europe

  2. Griffin(noun)

    alt. of Griffon


  1. Griffin

    The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of the creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. Adrienne Mayor, a classical folklorist, proposes that the griffin was an ancient misconception derived from the fossilized remains of the Protoceratops found in gold mines in the Altai mountains of Scythia, in present day southeastern Kazakhstan, or in Mongolia. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine. Some have suggested that the word griffin is cognate with Cherub.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Griffin

    grif′in, Griffon, grif′un, n. an imaginary animal, with the body and legs of a lion, and the crooked beak and wings of an eagle: a new-comer in India, a novice: a watchful guardian, esp. over a young woman: a duenna.—adj. Griff′inish.—n. Griff′inism. [Fr. griffon—L. gryphus—Gr. grypsgrypos, hook-nosed.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Griffin

    or Griffon, a chimerical fabulous animal with the body and legs of a lion in symbol of strength, with the wings and beak of an eagle in symbol of swiftness, with the ears of a horse in symbol of watchfulness, and instead of a mane the fin of a fish; figures among heraldic symbols with the significance here indicated.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. griffin

    A name given to Europeans during the first year of their arrival in India; it has become a general term for an inexperienced youngster.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. griffin

    A fabulous animal, usually represented in heraldry with the body and hind legs of a lion, and the beak, wings, and claws of an eagle.

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How to pronounce Griffin?

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How to say Griffin in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Griffin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Griffin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Griffin in a Sentence

  1. Brendon Baillod:

    They're looking for something else, they find an old ship and they've heard of the Griffin, so they pronounce it the Griffin.

  2. Scott Squires:

    Chaplains like Scott Squires and Kacie Griffin do not have to give up their First Amendment rights in order to serve their fellow soldiers.

  3. Ellen DeGeneres:

    Ellen DeGeneres from Ellen DeGeneres daytime talk show in 2006. Kathy Griffin explained Kathy Griffin wished there was more of a comradery between female comics. My issue with Ellen DeGeneres is simple, you know, the guys in comedy are so good about sticking together. I feel sad that women don't support each other the way the guys do. Joan [ Rivers ] and I would talk about this all the time. Patriarchy pits us against each other.

  4. Kathy Griffin:

    It’s me, Kathy Griffin - I got a haircut and I lost my career in a day. Hi, i just want to thank all the powerful writers and showrunners in this room for f---ing no support. Where the f--- have you been?

  5. Shaquem Griffin:

    I always hold Shaquem Griffin to a higher standard than a lot of people just because if we’re running drills, if I drop a ball, they’re going to like, ‘ Well, he dropped the ball because he has one hand. ’ If anybody else drops a ball, they’re going to be like, ‘ Well, maybe it was a bad ball, ’.

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