Grid



[grid] /grɪd/

noun
1.
a grating of crossed bars; gridiron.
2.
Electricity.

3.
Electronics. an electrode in a vacuum tube, usually consisting of parallel wires, a coil of wire, or a screen, for controlling the flow of electrons between the other electrodes.
4.
Surveying. a basic system of reference lines for a region, consisting of straight lines intersecting at right angles.
5.
a network of horizontal and perpendicular lines, uniformly spaced, for locating points on a map, chart, or aerial photograph by means of a system of coordinates.
6.
Architecture. a rectangular system of coordinates used in locating the principal elements of a plan.
7.
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8.
Football. (def 1).
/ɡrɪd/
noun
1.
See gridiron
2.
a network of horizontal and vertical lines superimposed over a map, building plan, etc, for locating points
3.
a grating consisting of parallel bars
4.
the grid, the national network of transmission lines, pipes, etc, by which electricity, gas, or water is distributed
5.
(NZ) short for national grid
6.
(electronics) Also called control grid

7.
See starting grid
8.
a plate in an accumulator that carries the active substance
9.
any interconnecting system of links: the bus service formed a grid across the country
10.
Northern English dialect word for face
n.

1839, shortening of gridiron. City planning sense is from 1954 (hence gridlock). Meaning “network of transmission lines” first recorded 1926.

modifier

: the grid squad/ gridiron victories

noun

A football field
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