Definitions for GRACEgreɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gracegreɪs(n.; v.)graced, grac•ing.
(n.)elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.
attractive ease and smoothness of movement.
a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment.
favor or goodwill.
a manifestation of favor, esp. by a superior.
mercy; clemency; pardon.
favor shown in granting a delay or temporary immunity.
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Ref: grace period.
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.
decency or propriety:
to have the grace to feel ashamed.
a short prayer before or after a meal, in which a blessing is asked and thanks are given.
(cap.) a title used in addressing or mentioning a duke, duchess, or archbishop (usu. prec. by Your, His, etc.).
Graces, the ancient Greek and Roman goddesses of beauty and kindness, usu. represented as three in number.
(v.t.)to lend or add grace to; adorn:
Many paintings graced the walls.
to favor or honor:
to grace an occasion with one's presence.
Idioms for grace:
fall from grace, to become a wrongdoer; sin. to lose favor with those in power.
in someone's good (or bad) graces, regarded with favor (or disfavor) by someone.
with bad grace, reluctantly; grudgingly.
with good grace, willingly; ungrudgingly.
Origin of grace:
1125–75; ME < OF < L grātia favor, kindness, esteem, der. of grātus pleasing
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"
elegance and beauty of movement or expression
"a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace"
a sense of propriety and consideration for others
"a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace"
grace, good will, goodwill(noun)
a disposition to kindness and compassion
"the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"
(Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
grace, blessing, thanksgiving(noun)
a short prayer of thanks before a meal
"their youngest son said grace"
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"
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"
deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify(verb)
be beautiful to look at
"Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
beauty and control of movement
He moved with natural grace.
calm, dignified behavior
She received the news with grace.
an extra two days/three weeks etc. to do or finish sth
They had been granted a week's grace to make the payment.
Elegant movement; poise or balance.
Free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.
Divine assistance in resisting sin.
Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.
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).
To alight, to favour, to please.
He graced the room with his presence.
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.
the exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred
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
the prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon
the same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery
fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune
inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit
beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form
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
the title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England
a petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal
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
an act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree
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
to adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify
to dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor
to supply with heavenly grace
to add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the term in Scripture for that which is the free gift of God, unmerited by man and of eternal benefit to him.
Translations for GRACE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
beauty of form or movement
The dancer's movements had very little grace.
- graçaPortuguese (BR)
- die AnmutGerman
- ynde; eleganceDanish
- متانت؛ زیباییFarsi
- रूप या चाल की सुंदरताHindi
- ljupkost, graciioznostCroatian
- báj, kecsességHungarian
- 품위 있음Korean
- grakštumas, gracijaLithuanian
- grācija; pievilcībaLatvian
- gaya yang lemah lembutMalay
- gratie, elegantieDutch
- ynde, eleganseNorwegian
- متانت؛ زیباییPersian
- ناز ،نزاكت وقار لطافتPashto
- pôvab, eleganciaSlovak
- grace, elegansSwedish
- zarafet, incelikTurkish
- 優美(體態或動作)Chinese (Trad.)
- грація; витонченістьUkrainian
- انداز ، حرکات کی دلآویزیUrdu
- vẻ duyên dángVietnamese
- 优美Chinese (Simp.)
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