Associations to the word «Grin»


GRIN, noun. A smile in which the lips are parted to reveal the teeth.
GRIN, verb. (intransitive) To smile, parting the lips so as to show the teeth.
GRIN, verb. (transitive) To express by grinning.
GRIN, verb. (intransitive) (dated) To show the teeth, like a snarling dog.
GRIN, noun. (obsolete) A snare; a gin.
GRIN AND BEAR IT, verb. To endure a difficult or disagreeable situation with good humour.
GRIN LIKE A CHESHIRE CAT, verb. (idiomatic) To smile broadly, especially in a self-satisfied way.

Dictionary definition

GRIN, noun. A facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement.
GRIN, verb. To draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke