[grey-shuh s] /ˈgreɪ ʃəs/
pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous.
characterized by good taste, comfort, ease, or luxury:
gracious suburban living; a gracious home.
indulgent or beneficent in a pleasantly condescending way, especially to inferiors.
merciful or compassionate:
our gracious king.
Obsolete. fortunate or happy.
(used as an exclamation of surprise, relief, dismay, etc.)
characterized by or showing kindness and courtesy
condescendingly courteous, benevolent, or indulgent
characterized by or suitable for a life of elegance, ease, and indulgence: gracious living, gracious furnishings
merciful or compassionate
(obsolete) fortunate, prosperous, or happy
an expression of mild surprise or wonder (often in exclamatory phrases such as good gracious!, gracious me!)
early 15c., from gracious + -ness.
c.1300, “filled with God’s grace,” from Old French gracios “courteous, pleasing, kind, friendly” (12c., Modern French gracieux), from Latin gratiosus “enjoying favor, agreeable, obliging; popular, acceptable,” from gratia (see grace). Meaning “merciful, benevolent” is from late 14c. As an exclamation, elliptically for gracious God, attested from 1713.
see: goodness gracious
[grak-uh l] /ˈgræk əl/ noun 1. any of several long-tailed American birds of the family Icteridae, especially of the genus Quiscalus, having usually iridescent black plumage. 2. any of several Old World birds of the family Sturnidae, especially certain mynas. /ˈɡrækəl/ noun 1. Also called crow blackbird. any American songbird of the genera Quiscalus and […]
[grad] /græd/ noun, Informal. 1. a graduate. [grad] /græd/ noun 1. one hundredth of a right angle. 1. Mathematics. . 2. . 3. . /ɡræd/ noun 1. (informal) a graduate abbreviation 1. (maths) gradient 2. (education) graduate(d) n. abbreviation of graduate (n.), attested from 1871. grad. abbr. Latin gradatim (gradually) modifier : a grad student/ […]
[grey-duh-bil-i-tee] /ˌgreɪ dəˈbɪl ɪ ti/ noun, Transportation. 1. a measure of a truck’s pulling power expressed as the steepest the truck can climb with a full load.
[grey-duh-buh l] /ˈgreɪ də bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being . 2. Grammar. (especially of adjectives and adverbs) denoting a quality or state that can be present in varying degree or extent; capable of undergoing comparison or intensification, as heavy—heavier, cheerful—more cheerful, or tall—very tall, but not atomic or dental. /ˈɡreɪdəbəl/ adjective 1. capable of […]