Definitions for grazegreɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grazegreɪz(v.)grazed, graz•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to feed on growing grass and herbage, as do cattle, sheep, etc.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. Informal. to eat small portions of food or snacks in place of regular meals. to sample small portions of a variety of foods at one meal.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  3. (v.t.)to feed on (growing grass and herbage).

    Category: Agriculture

  4. to put cattle, sheep, etc., to feed on (grass, pastureland, etc.).

    Category: Agriculture

  5. to tend (grazing animals).

Origin of graze:

bef. 1000; ME grasen, OE grasian, der. of græsgrass


grazegreɪz(v.; n.)grazed, graz•ing

  1. (v.t.)to touch or rub lightly in passing.

  2. to scrape the skin from; abrade:

    The ball just grazed his shoulder.

  3. (v.i.)to touch or rub something lightly, or so as to produce slight abrasion, in passing:

    to graze against a rough wall.

  4. (n.)a grazing; a touching or rubbing lightly in passing.

  5. a slight scratch or scrape made in passing; abrasion.

Origin of graze:

1595–1605; perh. special use of graze1; for the semantic shift cf. F effleurer, der. of fleur flower, in the same meaning


Princeton's WordNet

  1. graze(noun)

    a superficial abrasion

  2. graze, grazing(verb)

    the act of grazing

  3. crop, browse, graze, range, pasture(verb)

    feed as in a meadow or pasture

    "the herd was grazing"

  4. graze(verb)

    break the skin (of a body part) by scraping

    "She was grazed by the stray bullet"

  5. crop, graze, pasture(verb)

    let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

  6. graze, crease, rake(verb)

    scrape gently

    "graze the skin"

  7. browse, graze(verb)

    eat lightly, try different dishes

    "There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. graze(verb)ɪz

    to scrape lightly

    He fell and grazed his knee.

  2. grazeɪz

    to touch lightly

    His lips grazed against hers.

  3. grazeɪz

    (of animals) to eat grass

    cattle grazing in the fields

  4. graze(noun)ɪz

    a light scrape

    cuts and grazes


  1. graze(Noun)

    The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.

  2. graze(Noun)

    A light abrasion; a slight scratch.

  3. graze(Verb)

    To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.

  4. graze(Verb)

    To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.

    cattle graze on the meadows

  5. graze(Verb)

    To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.

  6. graze(Verb)

    To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.

    the bullet grazed the wall

  7. graze(Verb)

    To cause a slight wound to; to scratch.

    to graze one's knee

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graze(verb)

    to feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for

  2. Graze(verb)

    to feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse

  3. Graze(verb)

    to tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing

  4. Graze(verb)

    to rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall

  5. Graze(verb)

    to eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows

  6. Graze(verb)

    to yield grass for grazing

  7. Graze(verb)

    to touch something lightly in passing

  8. Graze(noun)

    the act of grazing; the cropping of grass

  9. Graze(noun)

    a light touch; a slight scratch

Anagrams of graze

  1. gazer

Translations for graze

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to scrape the skin from (a part of the body)

I've grazed my knee on that stone wall.

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