noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
a piece of plate armor for the leg between the knee and the ankle, usually composed of front and back pieces.
the residue left after the rendering of tallow
Jimmy. born 1940, English footballer and television commentator on the sport; played for a number of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea; scored 44 goals in 57 matches for England (1959–67)
(often pl) a piece of armour worn to protect the shin from the ankle to the knee
mid-14c., plural of greave.
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.”]
only in 1 Sam. 17:6, a piece of defensive armour (q.v.) reaching from the foot to the knee; from French greve, “the shin.” They were the Roman cothurni.
[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, […]
noun 1. (especially in the late 19th century) a posture or walk, often considered fashionable, in which the body is bent forward from the waist.