5 letter word starting with gra

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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.