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  1. grate, grating(noun)

    a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

  2. grate(noun)

    a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something

  3. grate, grating(verb)

    a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

  4. grate(verb)

    furnish with a grate

    "a grated fireplace"

  5. eat into, fret, rankle, grate(verb)

    gnaw into; make resentful or angry

    "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"

  6. grate(verb)

    reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface

    "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg"

  7. grate, grind(verb)

    make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

    "grate one's teeth in anger"

  8. scrape, grate(verb)

    scratch repeatedly

    "The cat scraped at the armchair"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. grate(Noun)

    A horizontal metal grille through which water, ash, or small objects can fall, while larger objects cannot.

    The grate stopped the sheep from escaping from their field.

  2. grate(Verb)

    To shred things, usually foodstuffs, by rubbing across a grater.

    I need to grate the cheese before the potato is cooked.

  3. grate(Verb)

    To rub against, making a (usually unpleasant) squeaking sound.

  4. grate

    To grate on oneu2019s nerves; to irritate or annoy.

    Sheu2019s nice enough, but she can begin to grate on my nerves if there is no-one else to talk to.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Grate(adj)

    serving to gratify; agreeable

  2. Grate(noun)

    a structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters

  3. Grate(noun)

    a frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning

  4. Grate(verb)

    to furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window

  5. Grate(verb)

    to rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing

  6. Grate(verb)

    to reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg

  7. Grate(verb)

    to fret; to irritate; to offend

  8. Grate(verb)

    to make a harsh sound by friction

  9. Grate(verb)

    to produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. Hence; To produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity

  10. Origin: [OF grater to scrape, scratch, F. gratter, LL. gratare, cratare; of German origin; cf. OHG. chrazzn G. kratzen, D. krassen, Sw. Kratta, and perh. E. scratch.]


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