Associations to the word «Greek»


GREEK, noun. (countable) An inhabitant, resident, or a person of descent from Greece.
GREEK, noun. (US) (countable) A member of a college fraternity or sorority, which are commonly characterised by being named after Greek letters. (See also Greek system)
GREEK, noun. (uncountable) Unintelligible speech or text, such as foreign speech or text, or regarding subjects the listener is not familiar with, such as mathematics or technical jargon; or statements that the listener does not understand or agree with.
GREEK, noun. (uncountable) (slang) Anal sex.
GREEK, proper noun. The language of the Greek people, spoken in Greece and in Greek communities.
GREEK, proper noun. The writing system used in writing the Greek language.
GREEK, adjective. Of or relating to Greece, the Greek people, or the Greek language.
GREEK, adjective. (US) Of or pertaining to a fraternity or sorority.
GREEK, adjective. Unintelligible, especially regarding foreign speech or text, or regarding subjects the speaker is not familiar with, such as mathematics or technical jargon.
GREEK, noun. Alternative letter-case form of Greek
GREEK, noun. Alternative letter-case form of Greek
GREEK, verb. (computing) To display a placeholder instead of text, especially to optimize speed in displaying text that would be too small to read.
GREEK, verb. (computing) To fill a template with nonsense text (particularly the Lorem ipsum), so that form can be focused on instead of content.
GREEK ALPHABET, noun. The 24-letter alphabet of the Greek language, first adopted by Athens in 403 BC and now consisting of the following upper- (majuscule) and lower-case (minuscule) pairs:
GREEK ALPHABET, noun. (historical) (countable) Other ("epichoric") forms of this alphabet, both prior and subsequent, sometimes they include:
GREEK ALPHABETS, noun. Plural of Greek alphabet
GREEK CALENDS, noun. (idiomatic) A time that never occurs; never; when pigs fly.
GREEK CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES, proper noun. The New Testament
GREEK CROSS, noun. (heraldiccharge) A cross with equal-length, orthogonal arms
GREEK FEET, noun. Plural of Greek foot
GREEK FIRE, noun. (historical) A highly flammable substance of unknown composition first used by the Greeks of Constantinople in the 7th century C.E. to set fire to enemy ships, buildings etc.
GREEK FOOT, noun. The ancient Greek, Byzantine, or early modern Greek unit of distance derived from the shod foot and roughly equivalent to the English foot unit.
GREEK FOOT, noun. (particularly art) A foot with a second toe longer than the hallux.
GREEK FOOT, noun. (medicine) Morton's toe
GREEK FRIES, noun. (US) fries served with cheese, herbs, and lemon
GREEK HOUSE, noun. (chiefly US) A building in which the members of a fraternity or sorority reside or meet, especially one located on or near the campus of a college or university.
GREEK HOUSES, noun. Plural of Greek house
GREEK KALENDS, noun. Alternative form of Greek calends
GREEK LETTER, noun. Any of the characters in the Greek alphabet.
GREEK LETTERS, noun. Plural of Greek letter
GREEK LIFE, noun. (US) The activities of college fraternities and sororities.
GREEK NUMBER, noun. Alternative term for Greek numeral
GREEK NUMBERS, noun. Plural of Greek number
GREEK NUMERAL, noun. One of the Greek numerals. A symbol formed from one or more of the letters of the Greek alphabet which has been modified by the addition of a mark, thus: Δ' θ'. These are used to numerate monarchs, chapters, etc as Roman numerals are used in English.
GREEK NUMERAL, noun. One of the words of the Greek language used to represent a number.
GREEK NUMERALS, noun. The words used to represent numbers in the Greek language.
GREEK NUMERALS, noun. A system of numerals represented by letters of the Greek alphabet. These are used for special purposes, where in English Roman numerals might be used. The numerals are formed by the addition of a mark to the upper or lower case letter, i.e. Γ΄, δ΄, θ΄. In addition to the usual Greek letters three additional symbols are used: stigma (ϛ), koppa (ϟ) and sampi (ϡ); stigma (Ϛ or ϛ) may also be represented by ΣΤ΄ or στ΄.
GREEK ORTHODOX, adjective. Describing any Eastern Orthodox Church that is ethnically Greek or uses Greek liturgy
GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, proper noun. Any of a number of organizations based primarily in Greece and affiliated with the Eastern Orthodox Church of Christianity.
GREEK SALAD, noun. A salad, popular in Greece, normally consisting of tomatoes, olives and feta cheese among other ingredients.
GREEK SALADS, noun. Plural of Greek salad
GREEK SIGN LANGUAGE, proper noun. The sign language used by the deaf community of Greece.
GREEK SYSTEM, noun. The system of fraternities and sororities in North American colleges.
GREEK YOGURT, noun. A form of yogurt that has been strained to remove the whey, resulting in lower fat content and higher protein content.

Dictionary definition

GREEK, noun. The Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
GREEK, noun. A native or inhabitant of Greece.
GREEK, adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language; "Greek mythology"; "a Grecian robe".

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