5 letter word starting with gr

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graal noun See Grail., a dish.
grace noun The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred., The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor., The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon., The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery., Fortune; luck; — used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune., Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit., Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form., Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse., The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England., Thanks., A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal., Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc., An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree., A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops., To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify., To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor., To supply with heavenly grace., To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
grade noun A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour., The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; — usually stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in 264., A graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a road; a gradient., The result of crossing a native stock with some better breed. If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better blood, it is called high grade., To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc., To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road., To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of., A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
graff noun A steward; an overseer., See Graft.
graft noun A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit., A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot., A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty., To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon., To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union., To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union., To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns., To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
grail noun A book of offices in the Roman Catholic Church; a gradual., A broad, open dish; a chalice; — only used of the Holy Grail., Small particles of earth; gravel., One of the small feathers of a hawk.
grain verb & noun See Groan., A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food., The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; — used collectively., Any small, hard particle, as of sand, sugar, salt, etc.; hence, any minute portion or particle; as, a grain of gunpowder, of pollen, of starch, of sense, of wit, etc., The unit of the English system of weights; — so called because considered equal to the average of grains taken from the middle of the ears of wheat. 7,000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5,760 grains the pound troy. A grain is equal to .0648 gram. See Gram., A reddish dye made from the coccus insect, or kermes; hence, a red color of any tint or hue, as crimson, scarlet, etc.; sometimes used by the poets as equivalent to Tyrian purple., The composite particles of any substance; that arrangement of the particles of any body which determines its comparative roughness or hardness; texture; as, marble, sugar, sandstone, etc., of fine grain., The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc., The fiber which forms the substance of wood or of any fibrous material., The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side., The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff., A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4., Temper; natural disposition; inclination., A sort of spice, the grain of paradise., To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc., To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains., To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.)., To yield fruit., To form grains, or to assume a granular ferm, as the result of crystallization; to granulate., A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant., A tine, prong, or fork., One the branches of a valley or of a river., An iron first speak or harpoon, having four or more barbed points., A blade of a sword, knife, etc., A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.
graip noun A dungfork.
grame adjective Anger; wrath; scorn., Sorrow; grief; misery.
grand superl. Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal; as, a grand mountain; a grand army; a grand mistake., Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignifled, or noble (said of persons); majestic, splendid, magnificent, or sublime (said of things); as, a grand monarch; a grand lord; a grand general; a grand view; a grand conception., Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name; as, a grand lodge; a grand vizier; a grand piano, etc., Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; — generalIy used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.
grane verb & noun See Groan.
grant verb t. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; — usually in answer to petition., To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give., To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede., To assent; to consent., The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission., The yielding or admission of something in dispute., The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon., A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, au appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
grape noun A well-known edible berry growing in pendent clusters or bunches on the grapevine. The berries are smooth-skinned, have a juicy pulp, and are cultivated in great quantities for table use and for making wine and raisins., The plant which bears this fruit; the grapevine., A mangy tumor on the leg of a horse., Grapeshot.
grapy adjective Composed of, or resembling, grapes.
grasp verb t. To seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of., To lay hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend., To effect a grasp; to make the motion of grasping; to clutch; to struggle; to strive., A gripe or seizure of the hand; a seizure by embrace, or infolding in the arms., Reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and holding; as, it was beyond his grasp., Forcible possession; hold., Wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and hold them under survey., The handle of a sword or of an oar.
grass noun Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the food of cattle and other beasts; pasture., An endogenous plant having simple leaves, a stem generally jointed and tubular, the husks or glumes in pairs, and the seed single., The season of fresh grass; spring., Metaphorically used for what is transitory., To cover with grass or with turf., To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc., To bring to the grass or ground; to land; as, to grass a fish., To produce grass.
grate adjective Serving to gratify; agreeable., A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters., A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning., To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window., To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing., To reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg., To fret; to irritate; to offend., To make a harsh sound by friction., To produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. Hence; To produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity.
grave verb t. To clean, as a vessel’s bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch; — so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose., Of great weight; heavy; ponderous., Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; — said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc., Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face., Not acute or sharp; low; deep; — said of sound; as, a grave note or key., Slow and solemn in movement., To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer., To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave., To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image., To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly., To entomb; to bury., To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving., An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.
gravy noun The juice or other liquid matter that drips from flesh in cooking, made into a dressing for the food when served up., Liquid dressing for meat, fish, vegetables, etc.
graze verb t. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for., To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse., To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing., To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall., To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows., To yield grass for grazing., To touch something lightly in passing., The act of grazing; the cropping of grass., A light touch; a slight scratch.
great superl. Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; — opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length., Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc., Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval., Superior; admirable; commanding; — applied to thoughts, actions, and feelings., Endowed with extraordinary powers; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty; noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc., Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc., Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as, a great argument, truth, or principle., Pregnant; big (with young)., More than ordinary in degree; very considerable in degree; as, to use great caution; to be in great pain., Older, younger, or more remote, by single generation; — often used before grand to indicate one degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as, great-grandfather (a grandfather’s or a grandmother’s father), great-grandson, etc., The whole; the gross; as, a contract to build a ship by the great.
grebe noun One of several swimming birds or divers, of the genus Colymbus (formerly Podiceps), and allied genera, found in the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia. They have strong, sharp bills, and lobate toes.
grees plural of Gree
grice plural of Gree, A little pig., See Gree, a step.
grise plural of Gree, See Grice, a pig., A step (in a flight of stairs); a degree.
grize plural of Gree, Same as 2d Grise.
greed noun An eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain.
greek adjective Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian., A native, or one of the people, of Greece; a Grecian; also, the language of Greece., A swindler; a knave; a cheat., Something unintelligible; as, it was all Greek to me.
green superl. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald., Having a sickly color; wan., Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent; as, a green manhood; a green wound., Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc., Not roasted; half raw., Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or judgment., Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc., The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue., A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green., Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; — usually in the plural., pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food., Any substance or pigment of a green color., To make green., To become or grow green.
greet adjective Great., To weep; to cry; to lament., Mourning., To address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes; to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship; to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or through the intervention of another, or by writing or token., To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad., To accost; to address., To meet and give salutations., Greeting.
grege verb t. Alt. of Gregge
grego noun A short jacket or cloak, made of very thick, coarse cloth, with a hood attached, worn by the Greeks and others in the Levant.
greit verb i. See Greet, to weep.
grene adjective Green.
grete adjective Great.
greve noun A grove.
gride e. i. To cut with a grating sound; to cut; to penetrate or pierce harshly; as, the griding sword.
grief adjective Pain of mind on account of something in the past; mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one’s self or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness., Cause of sorrow or pain; that which afficts or distresses; trial; grievance., Physical pain, or a cause of it; malady.
griff noun Grasp; reach., An arrangement of parallel bars for lifting the hooked wires which raise the warp threads in a loom for weaving figured goods.
grill verb t. A gridiron., That which is broiled on a gridiron, as meat, fish, etc., To broil on a grill or gridiron., To torment, as if by broiling.
grime noun Foul matter; dirt, rubbed in; sullying blackness, deeply ingrained., To sully or soil deeply; to dirt.
grimy superl. Full of grime; begrimed; dirty; foul.
grind verb t. To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the action of millstones., To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill; to rub against one another, as teeth, etc., To oppress by severe exactions; to harass., To study hard for examination., To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones., To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well., To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge., To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate., To perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination., The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction., Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study., A hard student; a dig.
grint 3d pers. sing. pres. of Grind, contr. from grindeth.
gripe noun A vulture; the griffin., To catch with the hand; to clasp closely with the fingers; to clutch., To seize and hold fast; to embrace closely., To pinch; to distress. Specifically, to cause pinching and spasmodic pain to the bowels of, as by the effects of certain purgative or indigestible substances., To clutch, hold, or pinch a thing, esp. money, with a gripe or as with a gripe., To suffer griping pains., To tend to come up into the wind, as a ship which, when sailing closehauled, requires constant labor at the helm., Grasp; seizure; fast hold; clutch., That on which the grasp is put; a handle; a grip; as, the gripe of a sword., A device for grasping or holding anything; a brake to stop a wheel., Oppression; cruel exaction; affiction; pinching distress; as, the gripe of poverty., Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines; — chiefly used in the plural., The piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore end; the forefoot., The compass or sharpness of a ship’s stern under the water, having a tendency to make her keep a good wind., An assemblage of ropes, dead-eyes, and hocks, fastened to ringbolts in the deck, to secure the boats when hoisted; also, broad bands passed around a boat to secure it at the davits and prevent swinging.
grist noun Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces., Supply; provision., In rope making, a given size of rope, common grist being a rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands.
grith noun Peace; security; agreement.
groan verb i. To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan., To strive after earnestly, as with groans., To affect by groans., A low, moaning sound; usually, a deep, mournful sound uttered in pain or great distress; sometimes, an expression of strong disapprobation; as, the remark was received with groans.
groat noun An old English silver coin, equal to four pence., Any small sum of money.
groin noun The snout of a swine., To grunt to growl; to snarl; to murmur., The line between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh, or the region of this line; the inguen., The projecting solid angle formed by the meeting of two vaults, growing more obtuse as it approaches the summit., The surface formed by two such vaults., A frame of woodwork across a beach to accumulate and retain shingle., To fashion into groins; to build with groins.
grond obs. imp. of Grind.
groom noun A boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable., One of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain’s department; as, the groom of the chamber; the groom of the stole., A man recently married, or about to be married; a bridegroom., To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse.
grope verb i. To feel with or use the hands; to handle., To search or attempt to find something in the dark, or, as a blind person, by feeling; to move about hesitatingly, as in darkness or obscurity; to feel one’s way, as with the hands, when one can not see., To search out by feeling in the dark; as, we groped our way at midnight., To examine; to test; to sound.
gross superl. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large., Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate., Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless., Expressing, Or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure., Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium., Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence., Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; — opposed to net., The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass., The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
grote noun A groat.
group noun A cluster, crowd, or throng; an assemblage, either of persons or things, collected without any regular form or arrangement; as, a group of men or of trees; a group of isles., An assemblage of objects in a certain order or relation, or having some resemblance or common characteristic; as, groups of strata., A variously limited assemblage of animals or plants, having some resemblance, or common characteristics in form or structure. The term has different uses, and may be made to include certain species of a genus, or a whole genus, or certain genera, or even several orders., A number of eighth, sixteenth, etc., notes joined at the stems; — sometimes rather indefinitely applied to any ornament made up of a few short notes., To form a group of; to arrange or combine in a group or in groups, often with reference to mutual relation and the best effect; to form an assemblage of.
grout noun Coarse meal; ground malt; pl. groats., Formerly, a kind of beer or ale., Lees; dregs; grounds., A thin, coarse mortar, used for pouring into the joints of masonry and brickwork; also, a finer material, used in finishing the best ceilings. Gwilt., To fill up or finish with grout, as the joints between stones.
grove verb A smaller group of trees than a forest, and without underwood, planted, or growing naturally as if arranged by art; a wood of small extent.
grovy adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, a grove; situated in, or frequenting, groves.
grown past participle of Grow, p. p. of Grow.
growl verb i. To utter a deep guttural sound, sa an angry dog; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound., To express by growling., The deep, threatening sound made by a surly dog; a grumbling sound.
gruel noun A light, liquid food, made by boiling meal of maize, oatmeal, or fiour in water or milk; thin porridge.
gruff superl. Of a rough or stern manner, voice, or countenance; sour; surly; severe; harsh.
grume noun A thick, viscid fluid; a clot, as of blood.
grunt verb t. To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound., A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog., Any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus Haemulon, allied to the snappers, as, the black grunt (A. Plumieri), and the redmouth grunt (H. aurolineatus), of the Southern United States; — also applied to allied species of the genera Pomadasys, Orthopristis, and Pristopoma. Called also pigfish, squirrel fish, and grunter; — so called from the noise it makes when taken.
gryde verb i. To gride. See Gride.
grype verb t. To gripe., A vulture; the griffin.