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ˈgrɪz liGriz·z·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grizzly, grizzly bear, silvertip, silver-tip, Ursus horribilis, Ursus arctos horribilisadjective

    powerful brownish-yellow bear of the uplands of western North America

  2. grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-hairedadjective

    showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

    "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"


  1. grizzlynoun

    A grizzly bear.

    Shotgun blast kills charging grizzly!

  2. grizzlyadjective

    Grey-haired, greyish.

  3. grizzlyadjective

    [Listed by Merriam-Webster Unabridged as a legitimate variant spelling.]

  4. Etymology: From grizzle.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grizzlyadjective

    Somewhat gray.

    Etymology: from gris, gray, French.

    Living creatures generally do change their hair with age, turning to be gray and white; as is seen in men, though some earlier, some later; in horses that are dappled, and turn white; and in old squirrels, that turn grizzly. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grizzlyadjective

    somewhat gray; grizzled

  2. Grizzlynoun

    a grizzly bear. See under Grizzly, a

  3. Grizzlyadjective

    in hydraulic mining, gratings used to catch and throw out large stones from the sluices


  1. Grizzly

    Grizzly is a 1976 horror film directed by William Girdler. The film is about an 18-foot man-eating Grizzly bear that terrorizes a National Forest. It stars Christopher George, Andrew Prine and Richard Jaeckel. Widely considered a Jaws rip-off, Grizzly used many of the same plot devices as its shark predecessor, a huge box office success during the previous year 1975. In 1983, a sequel Grizzly II: The Predator was shot, but never released. The abortive project provided early roles for both Charlie Sheen and George Clooney. The giant grizzly bear in the film was portrayed by the mother of Bart the Bear.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grizzly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grizzly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Grizzly in a Sentence

  1. Andrea Zaccardi:

    This outrageous request from Wyoming’s governor is the latest attack on animals like grizzly bears by states that see them as little more than targets for trophy hunters, there is no science to back the claim that grizzlies no longer need protection. Federal officials need to send a clear message by swiftly rejecting this request.

  2. Sylvia Fallon:

    The Endangered Species Act has been tremendously successful at saving this population and preventing its demise, And retaining those valuable protections until the Yellowstone grizzly population is more robust and its future more certain is the best way to turn that past success into true recovery.

  3. Sylvia Fallon:

    Yellowstone grizzly bears are an isolated population that is experiencing high levels of conflicts with people and is likely declining in the wake of the loss of whitebark pine, a critically important food source.

  4. Yellowstone National Park:

    As managers of Yellowstone National Park, we balance the preservation of park resources with public safety, our decision takes into account the facts of the case, the goals of the bear management program and the long-term viability of the grizzly bear population as a whole, rather than an individual bear.

  5. Andrea Zaccardi:

    It's very disappointing to see them moving forward with this, it seems that Montana is taking a piecemeal approach to how they view grizzly bear recovery.

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