Definitions for GRITgrɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gritgrɪt(n.; v.)grit•ted, grit•ting.
(n.)hard, abrasive particles, as of sand, stone, or gravel.
firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck.
a coarse-grained siliceous rock, usu. with sharp, angular grains.
the granular texture of stone, sandpaper, etc., with respect to coarseness or fineness.
(v.t.)to cause to grind or grate together.
(v.i.)to make a scratchy or slightly grating sound, as of sand being walked on; grate.
Idioms for grit:
grit one's teeth,to show tenseness, anger, or determination.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom
Origin of grit:
bef. 1000; ME gret, griet, grit, OE grēot, c. OS griot, OHG grioz, ON grjōt; cf. grits
(n.)a member or supporter of the Canadian Liberal Party.
(adj.)of or pertaining to the Liberal Party.
Origin of Grit:
grit, gritrock, gritstone(noun)
a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption(verb)
fortitude and determination
"he didn't have the guts to try it"
cover with a grit
"grit one's teeth"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to push your teeth together
She gritted her teeth in pain.
to be determined to continue
You have to grit your teeth and try to do it.
A member or supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada or one of its provincial wings (except for the Quebec provincial wing).
Of or belonging to the Liberal Party of Canada.
Origin: With early modern vowel shortening, from grete, griet, from greot, from greutan (compare German Grieß, Swedish gryta), from gʰr-eu-d- (compare Lithuanian gruodas ‘frost; frozen street dirt’, Serbo-Croatian grȕda ‘lump’).
sand or gravel; rough, hard particles
the coarse part of meal
grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats
a hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; -- called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit
structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit
firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude
to give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind
to grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth
Grit is a magazine, formerly a weekly newspaper, popular in the rural US during much of the 20th century. It carried the subtitle America's Greatest Family Newspaper. In the early 1930s, it targeted small town and rural families with 14 pages plus a fiction supplement. By 1932, it had a circulation of 425,000 in 48 states, and 83% of its circulation was in towns of fewer than 10,000 population.
Translations for GRIT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
very small pieces of stone
She's got a piece of grit in her eye.
- sanderigheid, grintAfrikaans
- حَصْباء، حَصىArabic
- areiaPortuguese (BR)
- das (Sand-, etc.)KörnchenGerman
- grus; sandkornDanish
- arena, gravillaSpanish
- גַרגֵר חוֹלHebrew
- कण, बालूकणHindi
- zrnce, trunCroatian
- kőpor, porszemHungarian
- grófkorna sandurIcelandic
- mažas akmenukas, žvirgždasLithuanian
- zvirgzds; grantsLatvian
- gruspartikkel, sandkornNorwegian
- شكه، شګلنه ډبره: متانت، زړه ورتوبPashto
- sandkorn, sand, grusSwedish
- kum, küçük taşTurkish
- 砂礫Chinese (Trad.)
- پتھر وغیرہ کے ذرےUrdu
- đá mạtVietnamese
- 砂粒Chinese (Simp.)
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