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
By the end of the half hour, the Griffins already have a new dog and Brian is just a fond, often crass memory.‘Family Guy’ Killed Off Brian Last Night. It Was the Right Move. | Kevin Fallon | November 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Griffins gather to say goodbye to Brian as he takes his last breaths.‘Family Guy’ Killed Off Brian Last Night. It Was the Right Move. | Kevin Fallon | November 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was lined from end to end with sculptured bulls and griffins, and the great gate of Ishtar spans it midway in its length.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
The wind appeared to blow it about very harshly, and a gruesome company of dragons and griffins encompassed it.Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
Behind this opened up the inner court, the centre of which was occupied by a marble table supported by three griffins.Delusion and Dream | Wilhelm Jensen
In the upper arcades griffins take the place of the lions, and the arches are again richly cusped.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain | George Edmund Street
The word was passed to Brereton by his wife or mother-in-law, and by Brereton to the Griffins, to mount and intercept the gold.The Entailed Hat | George Alfred Townsend
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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