a for grinding grain, especially the customer’s own grain.
a mill, esp one equipped with large grinding stones for grinding grain
c.1600, from grist (n.) + mill (n.).
[griz-wawld, -wuh ld] /ˈgrɪz wɔld, -wəld/ noun 1. Erwin Nathaniel, 1904–1994, U.S. lawyer and educator: dean of Harvard University Law School 1950–67. 2. a male given name.
- Griswold versus connecticut
A 1965 Supreme Court decision that overturned an old Connecticut law (1879) that made it illegal to use or disseminate information about contraception. The Court found that the law invaded the constitutional right of privacy. (See also Roe versus Wade.)
[grit] /grɪt/ noun 1. abrasive particles or granules, as of sand or other small, coarse impurities found in the air, food, water, etc. 2. firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck: She has a reputation for grit and common sense. 3. a coarse-grained siliceous rock, usually with sharp, angular grains. 4. British. . 5. sand or […]
verb To complain: gritching about the dog next door gritty Related Terms the nitty-gritty /grich/ 1. A complaint (often caused by a glitch). 2. To complain. Often verb-doubled: “Gritch gritch”. 3. A synonym for glitch (as verb or noun). (1995-01-31)