a fabled monster, usually having the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion.
- Also grif·fon, gryph·on [grif-uhn] /ˈgrɪf ən/ .
- grif·fin·esque, adjective
Other definitions for griffin (2 of 3)
(in India and the East) a newcomer, especially a white person from a Western country.
- grif·fin·age, grif·fin·hood, grif·fin·ism, noun
- grif·fin·ish, adjective
Other definitions for Griffin (3 of 3)
a city in W Georgia.
a male given name.
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How to use griffin in a sentence
In his response, griffin confirmed that “the execution varies by the channel of the order.”Congress presses Robinhood CEO on company’s role in GameStop stock frenzy | Tory Newmyer, Douglas MacMillan, Hamza Shaban | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
griffin never entered the Capitol building itself, did not realize he was standing in restricted areas and posed no serious risk of flight, Smith said.N.M. official who warned of ‘blood running out of’ U.S. Capitol jailed pending trial in Jan. 6 riot case | Spencer Hsu | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The job title would later change to director of programming, but griffin’s vision has been remarkably consistent.Folger Theatre’s Janet Griffin announces her retirement after decades of devotion to Shakespeare | Peter Marks | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Still, there are some indications that perhaps the last remnants of griffin’s dominance were drained from the bottle during the 2019-20 campaign.The Pistons’ Problem Isn’t Their Offseason Moves, It’s Their Struggling Veterans | Chris Herring (email@example.com) | January 4, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
griffin and another coach from the high school attended Maryland’s game at Rutgers in March.After a quiet freshman season, Hakim Hart is starting to make some noise for Maryland | Emily Giambalvo | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Missing from much of the action were Lois griffin and Marge Simpson.The Griffins Go to Springfield: ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ Collide | Rich Goldstein | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The series begins with a voiceover from a 9-year-old boy named Charlie (griffin Gluck), basically a more precocious Meredith Grey.‘Red Band Society’ Is Really Freaking Sad (And May Be TV’s Best New Drama) | Kevin Fallon | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
griffin is herself a character in the novel, the invisible hand on the other end of the tape recorder in all the interviews.
griffin mined the portfolios of four artists to create the vast collection of images that dot the book.
griffin Dunne directed that episode and he wanted me to feel like a caged animal.Julianna Margulies's Favorite 'The Good Wife' Scenes | Julianna Margulies | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was the most portentous picture of a griffin on the first page, with verses below.
Goodness only knew what a falchion was, but there was the griffin, and his history was an improvement upon the eternal Cat.
The griffin carried off one sheep a day from a German village, till a man came with a "falchion" and split the griffin open.
A more simple thing would be to take the griffin to your wife and bring her here.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Then, bring here the griffin of Signor Astolfo, and let me mount en croupe, and go to my wife.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
British Dictionary definitions for griffin (1 of 2)
a winged monster with an eagle-like head and the body of a lion
British Dictionary definitions for griffin (2 of 2)
a newcomer to the Orient, esp one from W Europe
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