[grok] /grɒk/ Slang.
verb (used with object)
to understand thoroughly and intuitively.
verb (used without object)
to communicate sympathetically.
“to understand empathically,” 1961, arbitrary formation by U.S. science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) in his book “Stranger in a Strange Land.” In popular use 1960s; perhaps obsolete now except in internet technology circles.
[coined by Robert A Heinlein as a Martian word in the 1961 science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land]
[groh-lee-er; French graw-lyey] /ˈgroʊ li ər; French grɔˈlyeɪ/ adjective 1. pertaining to a decorative design (Grolier design) in bookbinding, consisting of bands interlaced in geometric forms. /ˈɡrəʊlɪə; French ɡrɔlje/ adjective 1. relating to or denoting a decorative style of bookbinding using interlaced leather straps, gilded ornamental scrolls, etc
- Grolier de servieres
[graw-lyey duh ser-vyer] /grɔ lyeɪ də sɛrˈvyɛr/ noun 1. Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1479–1565, French bibliophile.
[groh-muh] /ˈgroʊ mə/ noun, (in ancient Roman surveying) 1. an instrument having a cruciform wooden frame with a plumb line at the end of each arm, used for laying out lines at right angles to existing lines.