[gras, grahs] /græs, grɑs/
any plant of the family Gramineae, having jointed stems, sheathing leaves, and seedlike grains.
such plants collectively, as when cultivated in lawns or used as pasture for grazing animals or cut and dried as hay.
the grass-covered ground.
Half the farm is grass.
grasses, stalks or sprays of grass:
filled with dried grasses.
the season of the new growth of grass.
verb (used with object)
to cover with grass or turf.
to feed with growing grass; pasture.
to lay (something) on the grass, as for the purpose of bleaching.
verb (used without object)
to feed on growing grass; graze.
to produce grass; become covered with grass.
go to grass, to retire from one’s occupation or profession:
Many executives lack a sense of purpose after they have gone to grass.
let the grass grow under one’s feet, to delay action, progress, etc.; become slack in one’s efforts.
any monocotyledonous plant of the family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), having jointed stems sheathed by long narrow leaves, flowers in spikes, and seedlike fruits. The family includes cereals, bamboo, etc
such plants collectively, in a lawn, meadow, etc related adjectives gramineous verdant
any similar plant, such as knotgrass, deergrass, or scurvy grass
ground on which such plants grow; a lawn, field, etc
ground on which animals are grazed; pasture
a slang word for marijuana
(Brit, slang) a person who informs, esp on criminals
short for sparrowgrass
(NZ, informal) get off the grass, an exclamation of disbelief
let the grass grow under one’s feet, to squander time or opportunity
put out to grass
to cover or become covered with grass
to feed or be fed with grass
(transitive) to spread (cloth) out on grass for drying or bleaching in the sun
(transitive) (sport) to knock or bring down (an opponent)
(transitive) to shoot down (a bird)
(transitive) to land (a fish) on a river bank
(Brit, slang) (intransitive) usually foll by on. to inform, esp to the police
Günter (Wilhelm) (ˈɡyntər). born 1927, German novelist, dramatist, and poet. His novels include The Tin Drum (1959), Dog Years (1963), The Rat (1986), Crabwalk (2002), and Peeling the Onion (2007). Nobel prize for literature 1999
Old English græs, gærs “herb, plant, grass,” from Proto-Germanic grasan (cf. Old Norse, Old Saxon, Dutch, Old High German, German, Gothic gras, Swedish gräs), from PIE *ghros- “young shoot, sprout,” from root *ghre- “to grow, become green” (related to grow and green).
As a color name (especially grass-green, Old English græsgrene) by c.1300. Sense of “marijuana” is first recorded 1938, American English. Hawaiian grass skirt attested from 1937; keep off the grass by 1850.
Any of a large family (Gramineae or Poaceae) of monocotyledonous plants having narrow leaves, hollow stems, and clusters of very small, usually wind-pollinated flowers. Grasses include many varieties of plants grown for food, fodder, and ground cover. Wheat, maize, sugar cane, and bamboo are grasses. See more at leaf.
one’s ass is grass
Geographic Resources Analysis Support System
(1.) Heb. hatsir, ripe grass fit for mowing (1 Kings 18:5; Job 40:15; Ps. 104:14). As the herbage rapidly fades under the scorching sun, it is used as an image of the brevity of human life (Isa. 40:6, 7; Ps. 90:5). In Num. 11:5 this word is rendered “leeks.” (2.) Heb. deshe’, green grass (Gen. 1:11, 12; Isa. 66:14; Deut. 32:2). “The sickly and forced blades of grass which spring up on the flat plastered roofs of houses in the East are used as an emblem of speedy destruction, because they are small and weak, and because, under the scorching rays of the sun, they soon wither away” (2 Kings 19:26; Ps. 129:6; Isa. 37:27). The dry stalks of grass were often used as fuel for the oven (Matt. 6:30; 13:30; Luke 12:28).
[gras-land, grahs-] /ˈgræsˌlænd, ˈgrɑs-/ noun 1. an area, as a prairie, in which the natural vegetation consists largely of perennial , characteristic of subhumid and semiarid climates. 2. with growing on it, especially farmland used for grazing or pasture. /ˈɡrɑːsˌlænd/ noun 1. land, such as a prairie, on which grass predominates 2. land reserved for […]
[grahs-muh n, -mahn; German grahs-mahn] /ˈgrɑs mən, -mɑn; German ˈgrɑsˌmɑn/ noun 1. Hermann Günther [her-mahn gyn-tuh r] /ˈhɛr mɑn ˈgün tər/ (Show IPA), 1809–77, German mathematician and linguist.
- Grass moth
noun 1. any of a large subfamily of small night-flying pyralid moths, esp Crambus pratellus, that during the day cling to grass stems
[gras-oh, grah-soh] /ˈgræs oʊ, ˈgrɑ soʊ/ noun 1. Ella T(ambussi) [tam-boo-see] /tæmˈbu si/ (Show IPA), 1919–81, U.S. politician: congresswoman 1971–75; governor of Connecticut 1975–80.