4 letter word starting with gr

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
grab noun A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts., To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch., A sudden grasp or seizure., An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of raising them; — specially applied to devices for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven.
graf noun A German title of nobility, equivalent to earl in English, or count in French. See Earl.
gram adjective Angry., The East Indian name of the chick-pea (Cicer arietinum) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food., Alt. of Gramme
gray superl. White mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed color; as, the soft gray eye of a dove., Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary., Old; mature; as, gray experience. Ames., A gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a neutral or whitish tint., An animal or thing of gray color, as a horse, a badger, or a kind of salmon.
gree noun Good will; favor; pleasure; satisfaction; — used esp. in such phrases as: to take in gree; to accept in gree; that is, to take favorably., Rank; degree; position., The prize; the honor of the day; as, to bear the gree, i. e., to carry off the prize., To agree., A step.
gres noun Grass.
gret adjective Alt. of Grete
grew imp. of Grow., of Grow
grey adjective See Gray (the correct orthography).
grid noun A grating of thin parallel bars, similar to a gridiron.
grig noun A cricket or grasshopper., Any small eel., The broad-nosed eel. See Glut., Heath.
gril adjective Harsh; hard; severe; stern; rough.
grim compar. Of forbidding or fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; horrible.
grin noun A snare; a gin., To show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl., To set the teeth together and open the lips, or to open the mouth and withdraw the lips from the teeth, so as to show them, as in laughter, scorn, or pain., To express by grinning., The act of closing the teeth and showing them, or of withdrawing the lips and showing the teeth; a hard, forced, or sneering smile.
grip noun The griffin., A small ditch or furrow., To trench; to drain., An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping., A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet, one another; as, a masonic grip., That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as, the grip of a sword., A device for grasping or holding fast to something., To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.
gris adjective Gray., A costly kind of fur., A little pig.
grit noun Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles., The coarse part of meal., Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats., A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; — called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit., Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit., Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude., To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind., To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.
grog noun A mixture of spirit and water not sweetened; hence, any intoxicating liquor.
gros noun A heavy silk with a dull finish; as, gros de Naples; gros de Tours.
grot noun A grotto., Alt. of Grote
grow verb i. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; — said of animals and vegetables and their organs., To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue., To spring up and come to matturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries., To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale., To become attached of fixed; to adhere., To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.
grub verb i. To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging., To drudge; to do menial work., To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; — followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge., To supply with food., The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; — called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle, under Goldsmith., A short, thick man; a dwarf., Victuals; food.
gruf adverb Forwards; with one’s face to the ground.
grum adjective Morose; severe of countenance; sour; surly; glum; grim., Low; deep in the throat; guttural; rumbling; as,