Associations to the word «Grate»


GRATE, noun. A horizontal metal grille through which water, ash, or small objects can fall, while larger objects cannot.
GRATE, noun. A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning.
GRATE, verb. (transitive) To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars.
GRATE, verb. (transitive) (cooking) To shred things, usually foodstuffs, by rubbing across a grater.
GRATE, verb. (intransitive) To rub against, making a (usually unpleasant) squeaking sound.
GRATE, verb. (by extension) (intransitive) To grate on one’s nerves; to irritate or annoy.
GRATE, verb. (by extension) (transitive) (obsolete) To annoy.
GRATE, adjective. (obsolete) Serving to gratify; agreeable.

Dictionary definition

GRATE, noun. A frame of iron bars to hold a fire.
GRATE, noun. A harsh rasping sound made by scraping something.
GRATE, noun. A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
GRATE, verb. Furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace".
GRATE, verb. Gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered".
GRATE, verb. Reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface; "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg".
GRATE, verb. Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger".
GRATE, verb. Scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi