Definitions for GRACEgreɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gracegreɪs(n.; v.)graced, grac•ing.

  1. (n.)elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.

  2. attractive ease and smoothness of movement.

  3. a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment.

  4. favor or goodwill.

  5. a manifestation of favor, esp. by a superior.

  6. mercy; clemency; pardon.

  7. favor shown in granting a delay or temporary immunity.

  8. Category: Business, Common Vocabulary

    Ref: grace period.

  9. the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God. the influence or spirit of God operating in humans. a virtue or excellence of divine origin. the condition of being in God's favor or one of the elect.

    Category: Religion

  10. decency or propriety:

    to have the grace to feel ashamed.

  11. a short prayer before or after a meal, in which a blessing is asked and thanks are given.

  12. (cap.) a title used in addressing or mentioning a duke, duchess, or archbishop (usu. prec. by Your, His, etc.).

  13. Graces, the ancient Greek and Roman goddesses of beauty and kindness, usu. represented as three in number.

    Category: Mythology

  14. (v.t.)to lend or add grace to; adorn:

    Many paintings graced the walls.

  15. to favor or honor:

    to grace an occasion with one's presence.

Idioms for grace:

  1. fall from grace, to become a wrongdoer; sin. to lose favor with those in power.

    Category: Idiom

  2. in someone's good (or bad) graces, regarded with favor (or disfavor) by someone.

    Category: Idiom

  3. with bad grace, reluctantly; grudgingly.

    Category: Idiom

  4. with good grace, willingly; ungrudgingly.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of grace:

1125–75; ME < OF < L grātia favor, kindness, esteem, der. of grātus pleasing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grace, saving grace, state of 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"

  2. grace, gracility(noun)

    elegance and beauty of movement or expression

    "a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace"

  3. seemliness, grace(noun)

    a sense of propriety and consideration for others

    "a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace"

  4. grace, good will, goodwill(noun)

    a disposition to kindness and compassion

    "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"

  5. Grace(noun)

    (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors

  6. grace, blessing, thanksgiving(noun)

    a short prayer of thanks before a meal

    "their youngest son said grace"

  7. grace, grace of God, free grace(verb)

    (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"

  8. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify(verb)

    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

    "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

  9. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify(verb)

    be beautiful to look at

    "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grace(noun)ɪs

    beauty and control of movement

    He moved with natural grace.

  2. graceɪs

    calm, dignified behavior

    She received the news with grace.

  3. graceɪs

    an extra two days/three weeks etc. to do or finish sth

    They had been granted a week's grace to make the payment.


  1. grace(Noun)

    Elegant movement; poise or balance.

  2. grace(Noun)

    Free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.

  3. grace(Noun)

    Divine assistance in resisting sin.

  4. grace(Noun)

    Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.

  5. grace(Noun)

    An allowance of time granted for a debtor during which he is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.

    The repayment of the loan starts after a three years' grace (period).

  6. grace(Verb)

    To alight, to favour, to please.

    He graced the room with his presence.

  7. Grace(ProperNoun)


  8. Origin: From the noun grace, first used by Puritans in the 16th century. In Roman Catholic use it may refer to Our Lady of Graces, cognate with Italian Grazia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grace(noun)

    the exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred

  2. Grace(noun)

    the divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor

  3. Grace(noun)

    the prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon

  4. Grace(noun)

    the same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery

  5. Grace(noun)

    fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune

  6. Grace(noun)

    inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit

  7. Grace(noun)

    beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form

  8. Grace(noun)

    graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse

  9. Grace(noun)

    the title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England

  10. Grace(noun)


  11. Grace(noun)

    a petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal

  12. Grace(noun)

    ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc

  13. Grace(noun)

    an act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree

  14. Grace(noun)

    a play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops

  15. Grace(verb)

    to adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify

  16. Grace(verb)

    to dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor

  17. Grace(verb)

    to supply with heavenly grace

  18. Grace(verb)

    to add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to


  1. Grace

    Grace is the only complete studio album by Jeff Buckley, released on August 23, 1994. While the album initially had poor sales, peaking at No. 149 in the U.S., and received mixed reviews, it gradually acquired critical and popular acclaim and has now sold over 2 million copies worldwide. An extended version of the album celebrating its tenth anniversary was released on August 23, 2004, and it peaked at No. 44 in the UK. Grace re-entered the albums chart in Australia at number 44 for the week of January 29 to February 5, 2007 – 13 years after its original release date. It is currently certified 6x Platinum in Australia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Grace

    the term in Scripture for that which is the free gift of God, unmerited by man and of eternal benefit to him.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GRACE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4632

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GRACE' in Nouns Frequency: #2174

Anagrams of GRACE

  1. cager

Translations for GRACE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


beauty of form or movement

The dancer's movements had very little grace.

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