Grate



[greyt] /greɪt/

noun
1.
a frame of metal bars for holding fuel when burning, as in a fireplace, furnace, or stove.
2.
a framework of parallel or crossed bars, used as a partition, guard, cover, or the like; .
3.
a fireplace.
verb (used with object), grated, grating.
4.
to furnish with a grate or grates.
[greyt] /greɪt/
verb (used without object), grated, grating.
1.
to have an irritating or unpleasant effect:
His constant chatter grates on my nerves.
2.
to make a sound of, or as if of, rough scraping; rasp.
3.
to sound harshly; jar:
to grate on the ear.
4.
to scrape or rub with rough or noisy friction, as one thing on or against another.
verb (used with object), grated, grating.
5.
to reduce to small particles by rubbing against a rough surface or a surface with many sharp-edged openings:
to grate a carrot.
6.
to rub together with a harsh, jarring sound:
to grate one’s teeth.
7.
to irritate or annoy.
8.
Archaic. to wear down or away by rough friction.
/ɡreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to reduce to small shreds by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface: to grate carrots
2.
to scrape (an object) against something or (objects) together, producing a harsh rasping sound, or (of objects) to scrape with such a sound
3.
(intransitive; foll by on or upon) to annoy
noun
4.
a harsh rasping sound
/ɡreɪt/
noun
1.
a framework of metal bars for holding fuel in a fireplace, stove, or furnace
2.
a less common word for fireplace
3.
another name for grating1 (sense 1)
4.
(mining) a perforated metal screen for grading crushed ore
verb
5.
(transitive) to provide with a grate or grates
n.

late 14c., “grill for cooking;” early 15c., “iron bars or cagework across a door or windows,” from Anglo-Latin (mid-14c.), from Old French grate or directly from Medieval Latin grata “lattice,” from Latin cratis “wickerwork, hurdle” (see hurdle). As a verb meaning “to fit with a grate,” from mid-15c. Related: Grated; grating.
v.

“to scrape, rub,” late 14c. (implied in grated), from Old French grater “to scrape” (Modern French gratter), from Frankish *kratton, from Proto-Germanic *krattojan (cf. Old High German krazzon “to scratch, scrape,” German kratzen “to scratch,” Swedish kratta, Danish kratte “to rake”), probably of imitative origin. Senses of “sound harshly,” and “annoy” are mid-16c. Italian grattare also is from Germanic. Related: Grated; grating.

a network of brass for the bottom of the great altar of sacrifice (Ex. 27:4; 35:16; 38:4, 5, 30).

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