What does GRID mean?

Definitions for GRIDgrɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GRID.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grid(noun)

    a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines

  2. power system, power grid, grid(noun)

    a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region

  3. grid, storage-battery grid(noun)

    a perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material

  4. grid, control grid(noun)

    an electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube

  5. grid, gridiron(noun)

    a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat


  1. Grid(n.)

    (Electronics) a mesh or coil of fine wire in an electron tube, connected to the circuit so as to regulate the current passing through the tube.

  2. Grid(n.)

    any network of crossing horizontal and vertical lines; -- they are used, for example, as reference coordinates to locate objects or places on a map.

  3. Grid(n.)

    anything resembling a grid, as the Manhattan street grid. See also gridlock.

  4. Grid(n.)

    a network of connected conductors for distributing electrical power, especially one using high-tension lines for wide geographic distribution of power; as, the Northeast power grid.

  5. Grid(n.)

    (Football) the gridiron.


  1. grid(Noun)

    A rectangular array of squares or rectangles of equal size, such as in a crossword puzzle.

  2. grid(Noun)

    A system for delivery of electricity, consisting of various substations, transformers and generators, connected by wire.

    You can't turn off the building from here; you have to shut down the whole grid. uE000100771uE001 line from the motion picture Die Hard

  3. grid(Noun)

    A system or structure of distributed computers working mostly on a peer-to-peer basis, such structures being known as a computational grid or simply grid computing, and used mainly to solve single and complex scientific or technical problems or to process data at high speeds (as in clusters).

  4. grid(Noun)

    A method of marking off maps into areas.

  5. grid(Verb)

    To mark with a grid.

  6. grid(Verb)

    To assign a reference grid to.

  7. Origin: From a shortening of griddle or gridiron

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grid(noun)

    a grating of thin parallel bars, similar to a gridiron

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Grid

    A lead plate perforated or ridged for use in a storage battery as the supporter of the active materials and in part as contributing thereto from its own substance.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. grid

    1. Two sets of parallel lines intersecting at right angles and forming squares; the grid is superimposed on maps, charts, and other similar representations of the Earth

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GRID' in Nouns Frequency: #2552


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRID in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRID in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Wolski:

    I think the power grid can become a brain for the city by all that information that is generated in the grid.

  2. Jack Zhao:

    There is a growing sense of frustration among developers as we negotiate with Eskom and government on grid upgrades and how it is financed, if everybody has to wait for three to five years for a grid connection, South Africa will lose investment. The longer you wait the more expensive it becomes.

  3. Thomas Wolski:

    We turned (the existing grid) into a communication platform by adding just small modems of the nodes of the network, we now have data available everywhere. We can send control data from the utility to remote places, we can send information back from the meters, from measurement devices about power quality, about the current status of the grid.

  4. Rik Wuts:

    In many places in the developing world, the cost of (main) grid extensions is simply too high to be feasible, the cost decline in solar and (power) storage will continue bringing off-grid generation costs ever closer to grid levels, and we have developed innovative technology to optimise the cost of distribution and the design of the distribution systems.

  5. Oeyvind Nilsen:

    Competition is a tool to find good solutions for society as a whole and in this case and in energy overall, a grid is a natural monopoly, so competition will not give better solutions ... or lower prices in the market, it's not about defending Statnett's monopoly, but we believe that you need one company to operate the grid, and grid operations should be separated from power production.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • kragnetwerk, ruit, ruitenetAfrikaans
  • شبكة حاسوبية, شبكة, شبكة احداثيات, شبكة كهرباءArabic
  • електрическа мрежа, растер, мрежа, електропреносна мрежаBulgarian
  • quadrículaCatalan, Valencian
  • rozvodná síť elektrické energie, mřížkaCzech
  • GitterGerman
  • red, cuadrícula, cuadricular, matrizSpanish
  • ruudustikEstonian
  • verkko, sähköverkko, koordinaatisto, ruuduttaa, ruudukkoFinnish
  • grille, réseauFrench
  • eangach léarscáileIrish
  • cliathScottish Gaelic
  • רשתHebrew
  • जाली, विद्युत ग्रिड, झर्झर, अभिकलनात्मक ग्रिडHindi
  • rácsHungarian
  • kisiIndonesian
  • inferriata, griglia, reticolo, reticolato, rete, rete elettrica, grataItalian
  • 格子, グリッドJapanese
  • elektriciteitsnet, raster, coördinatienet, coördinatiestelsel, netwerk, netDutch
  • rutenettNorwegian
  • sieć, siatka, plansza, kratkaPolish
  • quadriculado, grade, grid, [[rede]] [[elétrica]], matriz, quadricularPortuguese
  • сетка, сеть, решётка, электросетьRussian
  • elektromreža, mreža, мрежа, електромрежаSerbo-Croatian
  • galler, elnät, rutnät, nät, gitter, gradnätSwedish

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