8 letter word starting with gr

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
graafian adjective Pertaining to, or discovered by, Regnier de Graaf, a Dutch physician.
grabbing present participle & vb. noun of Grab
grabbled imp. & past participle of Grabble
graceful adjective Displaying grace or beauty in form or action; elegant; easy; agreeable in appearance; as, a graceful walk, deportment, speaker, air, act, speech.
gracious adjective Abounding in grace or mercy; manifesting love,. or bestowing mercy; characterized by grace; beneficent; merciful; disposed to show kindness or favor; condescending; as, his most gracious majesty., Abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful; excellent., Produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the divine influence; as, gracious affections.
gradient adjective Moving by steps; walking; as, gradient automata., Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination; as, the gradient line of a railroad., Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds., The rate of regular or graded ascent or descent in a road; grade., A part of a road which slopes upward or downward; a portion of a way not level; a grade., The rate of increase or decrease of a variable magnitude, or the curve which represents it; as, a thermometric gradient.
gradinos plural of Gradino
graduate noun To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc., To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College., To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven., To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid., To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz., To taper, as the tail of certain birds., To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma., One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or institution of learning., A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated., Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
graffage noun The scarp of a ditch or moat.
graffiti noun pl. Inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs, or at Pompeii.
grafting present participle & vb. noun of Graft, The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring, rope end, etc., The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplasty., A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to another.
graining noun Indentation; roughening; milling, as on edges of coins., A process in dressing leather, by which the skin is softened and the grain raised., Painting or staining, in imitation of the grain of wood, atone, etc., The process of separating soap from spent lye, as with salt., A small European fresh-water fish (Leuciscus vulgaris); – called also dobule, and dace.
gralline adjective Of or pertaining to the Grallae.
gralloch noun Offal of a deer., To remove the offal from (a deer).
gramarye noun Necromancy; magic.
gramercy interj. A word formerly used to express thankfulness, with surprise; many thanks.
granatin noun Mannite; — so called because found in the pomegranate.
grandeur noun The state or quality of being grand; vastness; greatness; splendor; magnificence; stateliness; sublimity; dignity; elevation of thought or expression; nobility of action.
grandity noun Grandness.
grandson noun A son’s or daughter’s son.
granilla noun Small grains or dust of cochineal or the coccus insect.
granitic adjective Like granite in composition, color, etc.; having the nature of granite; as, granitic texture., Consisting of granite; as, granitic mountains.
granting present participle & vb. noun of Grant
granular adjective Consisting of, or resembling, grains; as, a granular substance.
graphics noun The art or the science of drawing; esp. of drawing according to mathematical rules, as in perspective, projection, and the like.
graphite noun Native carbon in hexagonal crystals, also foliated or granular massive, of black color and metallic luster, and so soft as to leave a trace on paper. It is used for pencils (improperly called lead pencils), for crucibles, and as a lubricator, etc. Often called plumbago or black lead.
grappled imp. & past participle of Grapple
grapsoid adjective Pertaining to the genus Grapsus or the family Grapsidae., A grapsoid crab.
grasping adjective Seizing; embracing; catching., Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man.
grassing present participle & vb. noun of Grass
grateful adjective Having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received; willing to acknowledge and repay, or give thanks for, benefits; as, a grateful heart., Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep.
gratuity noun Something given freely or without recompense; a free gift; a present., Something voluntarily given in return for a favor or service, as a recompense or acknowledgment.
gravamen adjective The grievance complained of; the substantial cause of the action; also, in general, the ground or essence of a complaint. Bouvier.
graveled imp. & past participle of Gravel
gravelly adjective Abounding with gravel; consisting of gravel; as, a gravelly soil.
grayback noun The California gray whale., The redbreasted sandpiper or knot., The dowitcher., The body louse.
grayling adjective A European fish (Thymallus vulgaris), allied to the trout, but having a very broad dorsal fin; — called also umber. It inhabits cold mountain streams, and is valued as a game fish., An American fish of the genus Thymallus, having similar habits to the above; one species (T. Ontariensis), inhabits several streams in Michigan; another (T. montanus), is found in the Yellowstone region.
grayness noun The quality of being gray.
grazioso adverb Gracefully; smoothly; elegantly.
greasing present participle & vb. noun of Grease
greasily adverb In a greasy manner., In a gross or indelicate manner.
greaving present participle & vb. noun of Greave
grecized imp. & past participle of Grecize
greedily adverb In a greedy manner.
greegree noun An African talisman or Gri’gri’ charm.
greekess noun A female Greek.
greekish adjective Peculiar to Greece.
greening present participle & vb. noun of Green, A greenish apple, of several varieties, among which the Rhode Island greening is the best known for its fine-grained acid flesh and its excellent keeping quality.
greenery noun Green plants; verdure.
greenish adjective Somewhat green; having a tinge of green; as, a greenish yellow.
greenlet noun l. (Zool.) One of numerous species of small American singing birds, of the genus Vireo, as the solitary, or blue-headed (Vireo solitarius); the brotherly-love (V. Philadelphicus); the warbling greenlet (V. gilvus); the yellow-throated greenlet (V. flavifrons) and others. See Vireo., Any species of Cyclorhis, a genus of tropical American birds allied to the tits.
greeting present participle & vb. noun of Greet, Expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a compliment from one absent.
greffier noun A registrar or recorder; a notary.
grewsome adjective Alt. of Gruesome
gruesome adjective Ugly; frightful., Same as Grewsome.
gridelin noun A color mixed of white, and red, or a gray violet.
gridiron noun A grated iron utensil for broiling flesh and fish over coals., An openwork frame on which vessels are placed for examination, cleaning, and repairs., A football field.
griefful adjective Full of grief or sorrow.
grieving present participle & vb. noun of Grieve, Sad; sorrowful; causing grief., The act of causing grief; the state of being grieved.
grievous adjective Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful., Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin., Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry.
grilling present participle & vb. noun of Grill
grillade verb t. The act of grilling; also, that which is grilled.
grillage noun A framework of sleepers and crossbeams forming a foundation in marshy or treacherous soil.
grimaced adjective Distorted; crabbed.
grimness noun Fierceness of look; sternness; crabbedness; forbiddingness.
grinning present participle & vb. noun of Grin
grinding present participle & vb. noun of Grind, from Grind.
grindery noun Leather workers’ materials.
grindlet noun A small drain.
grinting noun Grinding.
gripeful adjective Disposed to gripe; extortionate.
gripsack noun A traveler’s handbag.
griseous adjective Of a light color, or white, mottled with black or brown; grizzled or grizzly.
grisette noun A French girl or young married woman of the lower class; more frequently, a young working woman who is fond of gallantry.
gritting present participle &, vb. noun of Grit
gritrock noun Alt. of Gritstone
grizelin adjective See Gridelin.
grizzled adjective Gray; grayish; sprinkled or mixed with gray; of a mixed white and black.
groaning present participle & vb. noun of Groan
groanful adjective Agonizing; sad.
groggery noun A grogshop.
grogshop noun A shop or room where strong liquors are sold and drunk; a dramshop.
groining present participle & vb. noun of Groin
gromwell noun A plant of the genus Lithospermum (L. arvense), anciently used, because of its stony pericarp, in the cure of gravel. The German gromwell is the Stellera.
grooming present participle & vb. noun of Groom
grooving noun The act of forming a groove or grooves; a groove, or collection of grooves.
grosbeak noun One of various species of finches having a large, stout beak. The common European grosbeak or hawfinch is Coccothraustes vulgaris.
groschen noun A small silver coin and money of account of Germany, worth about two cents. It is not included in the new monetary system of the empire.
grottoes plural of Grotto
grounded imp. & past participle of Ground
grounden p. p. of Grind.
groundly adverb Solidly; deeply; thoroughly.
grouping present participle & vb. noun of Group, The disposal or relative arrangement of figures or objects, as in, drawing, painting, and sculpture, or in ornamental design.
grouting present participle & vb. noun of Grout, The process of filling in or finishing with grout; also, the grout thus filled in.
groutnol noun Same as Growthead.
groveled imp. & past participle of Grovel
groveler noun One who grovels; an abject wretch.
growable adjective Capable of growth.
growling present participle & vb. e. of Growl
grubbing present participle & vb. noun of Grub
grubworm noun See Grub, n., 1.
grudging present participle & vb. noun of Grudge
gruddger noun One who grudges.
grunbled imp. & past participle of Grumble
grumbler noun One who grumbles.
grumpily adverb In a surly manner; sullenly.
grundsel noun Groundsel.
grunting present participle & vb. noun of Grunt
gryphaea noun A genus of cretaceous fossil shells allied to the oyster.
gryphite noun A shell of the genus Gryphea.