/ˈgɑːblən/ noun, pl -lins [count]
in stories : an ugly and sometimes evil creature that likes to cause trouble

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  • gob|lin — «GOB luhn», noun, adjective. –n. a mischievous sprite or elf in folklore, in the form of an ugly looking dwarf. SYNONYM(S): hobgoblin, bogy. –adj. 1. of or having to do with goblins 2. suitable for goblins. ╂[compare Old French gobelin] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hob|gob|lin — «HOB GOB luhn», noun. 1. a goblin; elf. SYNONYM(S): sprite. 2. Figurative. a bogy; bugbear: »A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds (Emerson). 3. an alarming or terrifying ghost or phantom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rob-gob|lin — «ROB GOB luhn», noun. = hobgoblin. (Cf. ↑hobgoblin) ╂[< Rob, a nickname for Robert or Robin + goblin] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lin — ace·tyl·cho·lin·esterase; ac glob·u·lin; Adren·a·lin; al·ka·lin·i·ty; al·ka·lin·i·za·tion; al·ka·lin·ize; al·lin·eate; al·lin·eation; amy·e·lin·ic; amyg·da·lin; anas·pa·lin; ani·lin·gus; an·i·lin·ism; an·thra·lin; an·ti·cho·lin·es·ter·ase;… …   English syllables

  • gob — ar·gob·ba; be·gob; gob·ble·dy·gook; gob·lin; gob·line; gob·lin·esque; gob·lin·ish; gob·lin·ry; gob·o·nat·ed; pha·ryn·gob·del·lae; phar·yn·gob·del·li·da; gob; gob·bet; gob·ble; gob·bler; gob·let; gob·ble·de·gook; nash·gob; …   English syllables

  • Gob|e|lin — «GOB uh lihn; French g blan», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. of or made at the factory and dye works of the Gobelins in Paris: »Gobelin tapestry or upholstery. 2. resembling such tapestry or upholstery. –n. a Gobelin tapestry …   Useful english dictionary

  • hob·gob·lin — /ˈhɑːbˌgɑːblən/ noun, pl lins [count] 1 : an ugly or evil creature that plays tricks in children s stories 2 : something that causes fear or worry intimidated by the hobgoblins of etiquette …   Useful english dictionary

  • goblin — gob·lin …   English syllables

  • goblinry — gob·lin·ry …   English syllables

  • goblin — /gob lin/, n. a grotesque sprite or elf that is mischievous or malicious toward people. [1300 50; ME gobelin < MF < MHG kobold goblin; see KOBOLD] Syn. GOBLIN, GNOME, GREMLIN refer to supernatural beings thought to be malevolent to people.… …   Universalium

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