Definitions for grassgrɑs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grassgræs, grɑs(n.)

  1. any of various plants that have jointed stems and bladelike leaves and are cultivated for lawns, used as pasture, or cut for hay.

    Category: Plants

  2. such plants collectively.

    Category: Plants

  3. any of numerous related plants.

    Category: Plants

  4. grass-covered ground:

    a picnic on the grass.

  5. Slang.

    Ref: marijuana.

  6. grasses, stalks or sprays of grass.

  7. (v.t.)to cover with grass or turf.

  8. to feed with growing grass; pasture.

  9. (v.i.)to produce grass; become covered with grass.

Idioms for grass:

  1. let the grass grow under one's feet,to delay action.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of grass:

bef. 900; OE græs, c. OHG, ON, Go gras; akin to grow , green


  1. Günter (Wilhelm), born 1927, German author: Nobel prize 1999.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grass(noun)

    narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay

  2. Grass, Gunter Grass, Gunter Wilhelm Grass(noun)

    German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)

  3. supergrass, grass(noun)

    a police informer who implicates many people

  4. eatage, forage, pasture, pasturage, grass(noun)

    bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle

  5. pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane(verb)

    street names for marijuana

  6. grass(verb)

    shoot down, of birds

  7. grass(verb)

    cover with grass

    "The owners decided to grass their property"

  8. grass(verb)

    spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach

  9. grass, grass over(verb)

    cover with grass

  10. grass(verb)

    feed with grass

  11. denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag(verb)

    give away information about somebody

    "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grass(noun)ɑs

    a common green plant that grows in fields, or a type of this

    to cut the grass; Please do not walk on the grass.

  2. grassɑs


    to smoke grass


  1. grass(Noun)

    Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.

  2. grass(Noun)

    A lawn.

  3. grass(Noun)


  4. grass(Noun)

    An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.

  5. grass(Noun)

    Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.

  6. grass(Noun)

    Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.

  7. grass(Verb)

    To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).

  8. grass(Verb)

    To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.

  9. Origin: græs, from grasan (compare gers, gras, Gras, græs, gräs), from gʰreH₁- 'to grow'. Non Germanic cognates include Latin , Albanian grath. Related to grow and green.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grass(noun)

    popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the food of cattle and other beasts; pasture

  2. Grass(noun)

    an endogenous plant having simple leaves, a stem generally jointed and tubular, the husks or glumes in pairs, and the seed single

  3. Grass(noun)

    the season of fresh grass; spring

  4. Grass(noun)

    metaphorically used for what is transitory

  5. Grass(verb)

    to cover with grass or with turf

  6. Grass(verb)

    to expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc

  7. Grass(verb)

    to bring to the grass or ground; to land; as, to grass a fish

  8. Grass(verb)

    to produce grass


  1. Grass

    Grasses, or more technically graminoids, are monocotyledonous, usually herbaceous plants with narrow leaves growing from the base. They include the "true grasses", of the family Poaceae, as well as the sedges and the rushes. The true grasses include cereals, bamboo and the grasses of lawns and grassland. Sedges include many wild marsh and grassland plants, and some cultivated ones such as water chestnut and papyrus sedge. Uses for graminoids include food, drink, pasture for livestock, thatch, paper, fuel, clothing, insulation, construction, sports turf, basket weaving and many others.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grass' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2580

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grass' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1948

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grass' in Nouns Frequency: #1024

Translations for grass

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the green plant which covers fields, garden lawns etc.

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