Associations to the word «Grit»


GRIT, noun. Collection of hard small materials, such as dirt, ground stone, debris from sandblasting or other such grinding, swarf from metalworking.
GRIT, noun. Inedible particles in food.
GRIT, noun. Strength of mind; great courage or fearlessness; fortitude.
GRIT, noun. A measure of relative coarseness of an abrasive material such as sandpaper.
GRIT, noun. (geology) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; gritstone. Also, to a finer sharp-grained sandstone, e.g. grindstone grit.
GRIT, verb. To clench, particularly in reaction to pain or anger; apparently only appears in gritting one's teeth.
GRIT, verb. To cover with grit.
GRIT, verb. To give forth a grating sound, like sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
GRIT, noun. (usually in plural) husked but unground oats
GRIT, noun. (usually in plural) coarsely ground corn or hominy used as porridge
GRIT, noun. (Canada) (politics) A member or supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada or one of its provincial wings (except for the Quebec provincial wing).
GRIT, adjective. (Canada) (politics) Of or belonging to the Liberal Party of Canada.
GRIT ONE'S TEETH, verb. To clench one's teeth together tightly because of pain or anger or frustration.
GRIT ONE'S TEETH, verb. To face up to a difficult or disagreeable situation, and deal with it.

Dictionary definition

GRIT, noun. A hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone.
GRIT, noun. Fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it".
GRIT, verb. Cover with a grit; "grit roads".
GRIT, verb. Clench together; "grit one's teeth".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.