[grey-ting] /ˈgreɪ tɪŋ/
irritating or unpleasant to one’s feelings.
(of a sound or noise) harsh, discordant, or rasping.
Also called grate. a framework of metal bars in the form of a grille set into a wall, pavement, etc, serving as a cover or guard but admitting air and sometimes light
short for diffraction grating
(of sounds) harsh and rasping
(often pl) something produced by grating
“annoying, irritating,” 1560s, figurative use of present participle adjective from grate (v.).
[grat-is, grey-tis] /ˈgræt ɪs, ˈgreɪ tɪs/ adverb 1. without charge or payment; free: The manufacturer provided an extra set of coat buttons gratis. adjective 2. free; gratuitous. /ˈɡreɪtɪs; ˈɡrætɪs; ˈɡrɑːtɪs/ adverb, adjective 1. (postpositive) without payment; free of charge mid-15c., “for nothing, freely,” from Latin gratis, contraction of gratiis “for thanks,” hence, “without recompense,” ablative […]
[grat-i-tood, -tyood] /ˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ noun 1. the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff. /ˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd/ noun 1. a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours n. mid-15c., “good will,” from Middle French gratitude (15c.) or directly from Medieval Latin gratitudinem (nominative […]
grattage grat·tage (grā-täzh’, grə-) n. Scraping or brushing an ulcer or surface that has granulations to stimulate the healing process.
[grat-n] /ˈgræt n/ noun 1. Henry, 1746–1820, Irish statesman and orator. /ˈɡrætən/ noun 1. Henry. 1746–1820, Irish statesman and orator: led the movement that secured legislative independence for Ireland (1782), opposed union with England (1800), and campaigned for Catholic emancipation