Associations to the word «Grace»


GRACE, noun. (not countable) Elegant movement; poise or balance.
GRACE, noun. (not countable) Charming, pleasing qualities.
GRACE, noun. (not countable) (theology) Free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.
GRACE, noun. (not countable) (theology) Divine assistance in resisting sin.
GRACE, noun. (countable) Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.
GRACE, noun. (finance) An allowance of time granted for a debtor during which he is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.
GRACE, noun. (card games) A special move in a solitaire or patience game that is normally against the rules.
GRACE, verb. (transitive) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
GRACE, verb. (transitive) To dignify or raise by an act of favour; to honour.
GRACE, verb. (transitive) To supply with heavenly grace.
GRACE, verb. (transitive) (music) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
GRACE, proper noun. A female given name.
GRACE, proper noun. A city in Idaho.
GRACE, proper noun. An unincorporated community in Kentucky.
GRACE, proper noun. An unincorporated community in Mississippi.
GRACE AND FAVOUR, noun. (British) (as a modifier to a form of accommodation) Owned by the sovereign or government and granted free of rent to a person as an expression of gratitude or obligation.
GRACE NOTE, noun. (music) A musical note written in smaller print, with or without a slash through it, to indicate that its note value does not count as part of the total time value of the measure.
GRACE NOTE, noun. (figuratively) A concern of secondary importance.
GRACE NOTES, noun. Plural of grace note. A group of notes that enhance the melody.
GRACE PERIOD, noun. (idiomatic) A length of time during which rules or penalties do not take effect or are withheld.

Dictionary definition

GRACE, noun. (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence; "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace".
GRACE, noun. Elegance and beauty of movement or expression; "a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace".
GRACE, noun. A sense of propriety and consideration for others; "a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace".
GRACE, noun. A disposition to kindness and compassion; "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished".
GRACE, noun. (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors.
GRACE, noun. A short prayer of thanks before a meal; "their youngest son said grace".
GRACE, noun. (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God; "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I".
GRACE, verb. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day".
GRACE, verb. Be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere".

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.