/grif"ith/, n.
1. D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark) /wawrk/, 1875-1948, U.S. film director and producer.
2. a town in NW Indiana. 17,026.
3. a male given name, form of Griffin.

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(as used in expressions)
Griffith Joyner Delorez Florence
Delorez Florence Griffith
Griffith Andy
Andrew Samuel Griffith
Griffith Arthur
Griffith David Wark
Griffith Emile Alphonse
John Griffith Chaney

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      town, south-central New South Wales, southeastern Australia, in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. Surveyed in 1916 and designed by the U.S. architect Walter Burley Griffin, it was proclaimed a town in 1918 and named after Arthur Griffith, then state minister for public works. It was subsequently the site of a large post-World War II soldier (veterans) settlement program. The town serves an area of intensive farming (cattle, wheat, rice, sheep, fruits, grapes, and vegetables). Secondary industries include fruit and vegetable packing, wine making, rice milling, and engineering works. Gypsum deposits are worked locally. Griffith has air, rail, and road connections to Sydney (296 miles [476 km] east). Pop. (2001) 16,003.

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  • GRIFFITH (D. W.) — Plus que tout autre metteur en scène, David Wark Griffith incarne le cinéma muet américain. Réalisateur de plus de quatre cent cinquante films, on lui doit des chefs d’œuvre dont les noms jalonnent l’histoire du septième art: Naissance d’une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • GRIFFITH (A.) — GRIFFITH ARTHUR (1872 1922) Fils d’une longue lignée d’imprimeurs, Arthur Griffith fut un redoutable journaliste de combat. Sa plume fit plus pour mettre fin à la présence britannique dans le sud de l’Irlande que toutes les révoltes nationalistes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Griffith — may refer to:In people: * Griffith (surname)In places: * Griffith, Indiana, United States, town in northwest Indiana, and suburb of Chicago * Griffith, New South Wales, city in Australia * Griffith, Australian Capital Territory, suburb of… …   Wikipedia

  • Griffith — Griffith, Arthur Griffith, David Wark * * * (as used in expressions) Griffith Joyner, (Delorez) Florence Delorez Florence Griffith Griffith, Andy Andrew Samuel Griffith Griffith, Arthur Griffith, D(avid) W(ark) Griffith, Emile (Alphonse) John… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Griffith —   [ grɪfɪθ],    1) Arthur, irischer Politiker, * Dublin 31. 3. 1872, ✝ ebenda 12. 8. 1922; Drucker, später Journalist, 1905 als Vorkämpfer der irischen Unabhängigkeit maßgeblich an der Gründung der Sinn Féin beteiligt; stand 1919/20 an der Spitze …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Griffith — Griffith, IN U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 17334 Housing Units (2000): 6990 Land area (2000): 7.169677 sq. miles (18.569377 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.169677 sq. miles (18.569377 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Griffith, IN — U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 17334 Housing Units (2000): 6990 Land area (2000): 7.169677 sq. miles (18.569377 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.169677 sq. miles (18.569377 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Griffith — Griffith, Sir Samuel Walker, australischer Staatsmann, geb. 1845, studierte in Sydney die Rechte, wurde 1863 Bakkalaureus und 1870 Magister artium, nachdem er schon 1867 als Rechtsanwalt für Queensland (dann auch für Neusüdwales und Victoria)… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Griffith — m Welsh: Anglicized form of Gruffudd or Griffudd, Old Welsh Grip (p)iud. The second element of this means ‘lord, prince’, but the first is extremely uncertain. Gruffydd ap Llewellyn (d. 1063) was one of the most able rulers of Wales in the Middle …   First names dictionary

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