a piece of plate armor for the leg between the knee and the ankle, usually composed of front and back pieces.
(often pl) a piece of armour worn to protect the shin from the ankle to the knee
leg armor, c.1300, from Old French greve “shin, armor for the leg” (12c.), of unknown origin. [Klein suggests it ultimately is from Egyptian Arabic gaurab “stocking, apparel for the leg.”]
[greevz] /grivz/ noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. (def 3). [greev] /griv/ noun, Armor. 1. a piece of plate armor for the leg between the knee and the ankle, usually composed of front and back pieces. /ɡriːvz/ plural noun 1. the residue left after the rendering of tallow /ɡriːvz/ noun 1. Jimmy. […]
[greeb] /grib/ noun 1. any diving bird of the family Podicipedidae, related to the loons, but having a rudimentary tail and lobate rather than webbed toes. /ɡriːb/ noun 1. any aquatic bird, such as Podiceps cristatus (great crested grebe), of the order Podicipediformes, similar to the divers but with lobate rather than webbed toes and […]
noun an antisocial person, a lout Usage Note derogatory slang
[gree-shuh n] /ˈgri ʃən/ adjective 1. (especially with reference to ancient Greece). noun 2. a . 3. an expert in the language or literature. /ˈɡriːʃən/ adjective 1. (esp of beauty or architecture) conforming to Greek ideals, esp in being classically simple noun 2. a scholar of or expert in the Greek language or literature adjective, […]