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ˈgɒb lɪngob·lin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goblin, hob, hobgoblin(noun)

    (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings


  1. goblin(Noun)

    A mythical, humanoid creature, often found in contemporary fantasy.

  2. goblin(Noun)

    A nature spirit in Heathenry.

  3. Origin: From gobelin (compare Normand goubelin, Walloon gobelin), possible blend of Old Low Franconian *kobeholdo 'goblin' (compare Dutch kabouter, German Kobold) and Late Latin cobalus 'mountain sprite', from Greek kobalos 'rogue, knave; goblin'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goblin(noun)

    an evil or mischievous spirit; a playful or malicious elf; a frightful phantom; a gnome

  2. Origin: [OE. gobelin, F. gobelin, LL. gobelinus, fr. Gr. knave, a mischievous goblin; or cf. G. kobold, E. kobold, cobalt, Armor. gobilin an ignis fatuus, goblin.]


  1. Goblin

    A goblin is a legendary evil or mischievous creature; a grotesquely evil or evil-like phantom. They are attributed with various abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on the story and country of origin. In some cases, goblins have been classified as constantly annoying little creatures somewhat related to the brownie and gnome. They are usually depicted as small, sometimes only a few inches tall, sometimes the size of a dwarf. They also often are said to possess various magical abilities. They are also very greedy and love money.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Goblin

    gob′lin, n. a frightful phantom: a fairy: a mischievous sprite. [O. Fr. gobelin—Low L. gobelinus—Gr. kobalos, a mischievous spirit.]

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  1. Boglin, globin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goblin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goblin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of goblin in a Sentence

  1. Spider-Man:

    Green Goblin We are who we choose to be... now, CHOOSE.

  2. Molly Bair:

    I'm kind of, I guess, embracing that alien, rat, demon, goblin, gremlin sort of vibe and going with it.

  3. Spider-Man:

    Green Goblin The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the Goblin and took the spider out.

  4. Spider-Man:

    J. Jonah Jameson Hoffman, run down to the patent office and market the name Green Goblin. I want a quarter every time someone says it.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    I did think it was fitting the debate occurred the week of Halloween because the moderators were doing everything they could to ask every candidate 'Are you more of ghoul or a goblin?'.

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